A Harvard law professor takes up the case of a southern black man on death row for murdering a white woman, a crime he may not have committed. Discovering the truth proves difficult, as a Bible-spouting inmate and the brutal police officer who convicted the condemned man lead the professor down blind alleys and into treacherous waters.
Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Thomas Sean Connery - Oscar winning Scottish actor,
Jeb Stuart - Director
Peter Stone - Screenwriter
Peter H. Stone - Screenwriter
Pierre Marton - Screenwriter
Blair Underwood - American TV/fiilm actor
Ed Harris - American Actor/Director
Lee Rich - American Producer
Stephen Perry - American Actor, A RAISIN IN THE SUN (1961)
Patrizia Von Brandenstein - PRODUCTION/COST. DESIGNER
Lajos Koltai - Director Of Photography
Kate Capshaw - American Actress, INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
Kathleen Sue Nail - American Actress, INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
Laurence Fishburne - American Actor, BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991), THE MATRIX (1999)
Larry Fishburne - American Actor, BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991), THE MATRIX (1999)
Laurence Fishburne III - American Actor, BOYZ N THE HOOD (1991), THE MATRIX (1999)
Adam West - Actor, BATMAN (1966)
William Anderson - Actor, BATMAN (1966)
Harvard law professor Paul Armstrong travels to the Florida Everglades in order to overturn the death sentence of a man he believes was wrongly convicted. He soon finds, though, that his years in academia have softened him to the real world, where he tangles with the cop who first handled the case and who may have coerced the defendant's confession. As Armstrong closes in on the truth he also endangers his life.
Released theatrically in the USA February 1, 1995. Color by Technicolor; shot in Panavision widescreen; in Anamorphic. Co-produced in the USA by Fountainbridge Films. Additional cast: Victor Slezak (Sgt. Rogers) and Scarlet Johansson (Kate Armstrong). Additional credits: Maria Nay (set decorator Naples); Mitchell Stanley (additional film editor); Shelly Woodhouse (makeup); Donna Green (hairstylist) Sean Connery won the Golden Globes Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award for 1995, awarded January 21, 1996. Rated BBFC 18 by the British Board of Film Classification.
"...Perfectly respectable....With Connery effectively anchoring the picture....Harris registers intensely..." - 02/13/1995 Variety