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Just Cause (1995)

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

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Arne Glimcher

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John Katzenbach (novel), Jeb Stuart (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Connery ... Paul Armstrong
Laurence Fishburne ... Sheriff Tanny Brown
Kate Capshaw ... Laurie Prentiss Armstrong
Blair Underwood ... Bobby Earl
Ed Harris ... Blair Sullivan
Christopher Murray ... Detective T.J. Wilcox
Ruby Dee ... Evangeline
Scarlett Johansson ... Katie Armstrong
Daniel J. Travanti ... Warden
Ned Beatty ... McNair
Liz Torres ... Delores Rodriguez
Lynne Thigpen ... Ida Conklin
Taral Hicks ... Lena Brown
Victor Slezak ... Sgt. Rogers
Kevin McCarthy ... Phil Prentiss
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Storyline

Bobby Earl (Blair Underwood) is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl. Eight years after the crime, he calls in Paul Armstrong (Sir Sean Connery), 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.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 February 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Just Cause See more »

Filming Locations:

Collier County, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,607,932, 20 February 1995

Gross USA:

$36,853,222

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$36,853,222
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

David Clennon was asked to play a featured role. See more »

Goofs

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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Great Acting/Great Entertainment
20 January 2007 | by whpratt1See all my reviews

Always enjoy the great acting of Laurence Fishburne,(Sheriff Tanny Brown) who becomes very upset when a professor visits his town to investigate a sort of Cold Case. This professor is a retired lawyer named Paul Armstrong, (Sean Connery) who has reason to believe that a man on death row is innocent of rape and murder of a very pretty little white girl. Sheriff Tanny does not appreciate Paul Armstrong coming to his town in Florida and starting to open up a can of worms as Tanny is very certain he has arrested the correct man and even has a confession to prove he did this evil deed. The guilt person is Blair Underwood,(Bobby Earl) who is very happy to see Paul Armstrong come to his defense and possibly clear his name and secure his freedom. There are many twists and turns to this story and plenty of action and very creepy areas in the swamps of Florida. This film will keep you glued to your screens if you have not seen this film before. Enjoy


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