A Time to Kill (1996)

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Courtroom drama. Two white boys beat up and rape a black ten-year-old girl. The girl's father guns them down as they are led through the county courthouse and finds himself facing a charge for murder. Lawyer Jake Brigance takes on the defence of the father and with it the prejudices of the local town.

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