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Just Cause (1995)

A Harvard professor is lured back into the courtroom after 25 years to take the case of a young black man condemned to death for the horrific murder of a child.

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Detective T.J. Wilcox
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Katie Armstrong
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Delores Rodriguez
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Phil Prentiss
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Storyline

Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence. Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the local police, but they aren't interested - Bobby was their killer. Written by Rob Hartill

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Buried deep in the Florida Everglades is a secret that can save an innocent man or let a killer kill again.


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Rated R for violence and strong language | See all certifications »

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17 February 1995 (USA)  »

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Causa justa  »

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$36,853,222 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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The library that purports to be the Harvard Law Library, is actually the Smathers Library on the main campus at the University of Florida. Many of the Harvard scenes were actually shot on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville. See more »

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We hear a dial tone on Paul Armstrong's cellular phone. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bobby Earl: Hey, you want my money, you best start throwing some elbow into that, boy. A dollar fifty, that's two bits shy of a car wash.
Kid Washing Car #1: A dollar fifty *each*.
Bobby Earl: Oh man, now you must got me confused with some other idiot.
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

I Only Have Eyes for You
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by André Previn, Joe Pass and Ray Brown
Played while Paul is dancing with Laurie
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Great Movie!!!
13 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

I read some previous comments stating that this movie loses steam towards the end of the movie and also that it has a similar ending to Cape Fear. I completely disagree. I'm going to give a simple review for the normal moviegoers out there. I thought the casting was perfect. I thought this was one of Ed Harris's best performances. What an evil psychopath!!! I have a lot of respect for his acting after viewing his performance in this movie. I was riveted throughout this movie. If you like mystery thrillers then this definitely a movie you want to see. I also noticed a young Scarlett Johannson in this movie. This movie is filled with top stars and I highly recommend it!


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