Just Mercy (2020)

Just Mercy shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free.

Writers:

Destin Daniel Cretton (screenplay), Andrew Lanham (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Status: Completed | See complete list of  »
Updated: 24 October 2018
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Cast

Credited cast, sorted by IMDb STARmeter:
Brie Larson ... Eva Ansley
Rafe Spall ... Tommy Champan
Michael B. Jordan ... Bryan Stevenson
Jamie Foxx ... Walter McMillian
O'Shea Jackson Jr. ... Anthony Ray Hinton
Tim Blake Nelson ... Ralph Myers
Rob Morgan ... Herbert Richardson
Drew Scheid ... Linus
Steve Coulter ... Judge Buren
Mary Kraft ... Professor Bartholet
Rhoda Griffis ... Judge Pamela Bachab
Elizabeth Becka ... Mrs. Franklin
Karan Kendrick ... Minnie McMillian
David Michael-Smith ... Deputy Sheriff Barnes
Tonea Stewart ... Mrs. Coleman
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Storyline

A powerful and thought-provoking true-story, "Just Mercy" follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan might have had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson.) One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx,) who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds-and the system-stacked against them. Written by Gregg Brilliant

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic content including some racial epithets.
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 January 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Просто помиловать See more »

Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Netter Productions See more »
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Color
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Trivia

This is Brie Larson and Destin Daniel Creston's third collaboration together after The Glass Castle (2017) and Short Term 12 (2013). See more »

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