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The year is 1986. In Ochopee, Florida, 11-year-old Joanie Shriver is kidnapped, raped, and murdered. Bobby Earl Ferguson is arrested by officers Tanny Brown and J. T. Wilcox, who proceed to beat Bobby into confessing to the murder. Bobby is placed on trial, where Bobby's defense attorney McNair puts up a lousy defense for Bobby, and Bobby is sentenced to be executed. Now, eight years later, Bobby hands a letter to his grandmother Evangeline and asks Evangeline to go to Cambridge, Massachusetts, to hire Harvard law professor Paul Armstrong to clear Bobby's name. At Harvard, Paul is attacking capital punishment in a campus debate, when Evangeline arrives and hands the letter to Paul. Paul goes home, where his wife Laurie is throwing a birthday party for their young daughter Katey. Laurie reads the letter and she encourages Paul to take the case, even though he hasn't practiced law in 25 years. Paul, Laurie, and Katey head to Florida, where Paul meets Bobby in the prison. Bobby tells Paul his side of the story and what Tanny and Wilcox did. Paul begins to believe that Bobby was railroaded. Bobby tells Paul to speak to Blair Sullivan, a man who is also on death row. Blair gives Paul some clues that could prove Bobby's innocence -- and Blair's own guilt. But in the process of trying to clear Bobby, Paul learns some disturbing truths about Bobby, putting Paul and his family in a fight for their lives.
Buried deep in the Florida Everglades is a secret that can save an innocent man or let a killer kill again.
Title: Just Cause
Release Date: February 17, 1995
Runtime: 102 mins
All Genres: Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Sound: Dolby, Dolby Digital
IMDB Rating: 6.1
Buried.com Rating: 7.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With J
MPAA Rating: R
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
Hope Lange ...Libby Prentiss
Chris Sarandon ...Lyle Morgan
George Plimpton ...Elder Phillips
Brooke Alderson ...Dr. Doliveau
Colleen Fitzpatrick ...Prosecutor
Richard Liberty ...Chaplin
Joel S. Ehrenkranz ...Judge
Barbara Jean Kane ...Joanie Shriver
Maurice Jamaal Brown ...Reese Brown
Patrick Maycock ...Kid Washing Car #1
Jordan F. Vaughn ...Kid Washing Car #2
Francisco Paz ...Concierge
Marie Hyman ...Clerk
S. Bruce Wilson ...Party Guest
Erik Stephan ...Student
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James Newton Howard
Just Cause Horror Film Trailer 1
Just Cause Horror Film Trailer 2
"No solo a ti"
"Bringing in the Sheaves"
"I Only Have Eyes for You"
"Crying in the Chapel"
More Movie Taglines:
- Buried deep in the Florida Everglades is a secret that can save an innocent man or let a killer kill again.
- Paul Armstrong: Why is every fucking thing the real world except teaching?
Laurie Armstrong: Every now and then, you have to get a little bloody. It's good for the soul.
Tanny Brown: I hate pretty motherfuckers like you!
Paul Armstrong: If that's a confession then my ass is a banjo!
Blair Sullivan: How did my parents look, hmm? How did they smell?
- Arne Glimcher took on the directing duties as a favor to Sean Connery, who is a close friend and insisted that he would direct the film.
Norman Jewison was originally attached to direct.
Hope Lange's final theatrical film.
Sean Connery and co-star Blair Underwood both share August 25th as their birthday.
David Clennon was asked to play a featured role.
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Rating: 7.1 out of 10.0 - 65 votes cast total