A Time to Kill

A Time to Kill (1996)

Experience a time you'll never forget.

  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1996-07-24
  • User Rating: 7.2/10 from 960 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 29min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Regency Enterprises
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.

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  • Matthew McConaughey

    as Jake Tyler Brigance
  • Sandra Bullock

    as Ellen Roark
  • Samuel L. Jackson

    as Carl Lee Hailey
  • Kevin Spacey

    as D.A. Rufus Buckley
  • Oliver Platt

    as Harry Rex Vonner
  • Charles S. Dutton

    as Sheriff Ozzie Walls
  • Brenda Fricker

    as Ethel Twitty
  • Donald Sutherland

    as Lucien Wilbanks
  • Kiefer Sutherland

    as Freddie Lee Cobb
  • Patrick McGoohan

    as Judge Omar Noose
  • Ashley Judd

    as Carla Brigance
  • Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly

    as Tonya Hailey
  • Tonea Stewart

    as Gwen Hailey
  • John Diehl

    as Tim Nunley
  • Chris Cooper

    as Deputy Dwayne Powell Looney
  • Nicky Katt

    as Billy Ray Cobb
  • Doug Hutchison

    as James Louis 'Pete' Willard
  • Kurtwood Smith

    as Stump Sisson
  • Tim Parati

    as Winston
  • Beth Grant

    as Cora Mae Cobb
  • Anthony Heald

    as Dr. Wilbert Rodeheaver
  • M. Emmet Walsh

    as Dr. Willard Tyrell 'W.T.' Bass (the Defense Psychologist) (uncredited)
  • Octavia Spencer

    as Roark's Nurse
  • Darrin Mitchell

    as Skip Hailey
  • LaConte McGrew

    as Slim Hailey
  • Devin Lloyd

    as Willie Hailey
  • Mark W. Johnson

    as Deputy Willie Hastings
  • Joe Seneca

    as Reverend Isaiah Street
  • Thomas Merdis

    as Reverend Ollie Agee
  • Alexandra Kyle

    as Hannah Brigance
  • Terry Loughlin

    as Jury Foreman
  • Andy Stahl

    as Reluctant Male Juror
  • Joe Bullen

    as Joe Frank Perryman
  • Lorraine Middleton

    as Blonde Woman Juror
  • Graham Timbes

    as Male Juror
  • Jonathan Hadary

    as Norman Reinfield
  • Benjamin Mouton

    as Klan Bomber
  • Byron Jennings

    as Brent Musgrove
  • Patrick Sutton

    as Militant Teenager
  • Greg Lauren

    as Taylor
  • Danny Nelson

    as Bud Twitty
  • Mike Pniewski

    as Deputy Tatum
  • Elizabeth Omilami

    as Woman Angry at Klan
  • Lukas Cain

    as Looney's Son
  • Stacy Rae Toyon

    as Looney's Wife
  • Wayne Dehart

    as Claude
  • Helen E. Floyd

    as Waitress at Claude's
  • David Brian Williams

    as Customer at Claude's
  • Rebecca Koon

    as Dell
  • James M. Crumley Jr.

    as Guardsman Mackenvale
  • Jim Ritchie

    as Tom Hardy
  • Perry Ritchie

    as Sarah Hardy
  • Mike McLaren

    as Administrator at Whitfield
  • Tim Monich

    as Reverend Fink
  • Leonard L. Thomas

    as Man in Lumberyard
  • Brance H. Beamon

    as Noose's Butler
  • Mildred J. Gilbreath

    as Noose's Housekeeper
  • Will Crapps

    as Minister
  • David U. Hodges

    as Bailiff
  • Maggie Wade Dixon

    as T.V. Anchor
  • Russell Hambline

    as Old Man Bates
  • Robert Chapman

    as Young Fisherman
  • Robert R. Bell Jr.

    as Fisherman
  • Tommy McCullough

    as Old Fisherman
  • Ryk St. Vincent

    as Deputy
  • Bettina Rose

    as Evelyn (Buckley's Secretary)
  • Linda Calvin Johnson

    as Sugar
  • Terrance Freeman

    as Court Deputy
  • Alice Julius-Scott

    as N.A.A.C.P. Woman
  • William Truly Jr.

    as N.A.A.C.P. Man #1
  • Walter L. Hutchins

    as N.A.A.C.P. Man #2
  • Jerry Hunt

    as John (the Electrical Company Worker)
  • Howard Ballou

    as Reporter #1 with Hastings
  • Todd Demers

    as Reporter #1 with Jake
  • Stephanie Strickland

    as Stephanie (Reporter #1 with Buckley)
  • Kim Hendrix

    as Kim (Reporter #2 with Buckley)
  • Rob Jay

    as Reporter #3 with Buckley
  • Sherri Hilton

    as Reporter #2 with Jake
  • Steve Coulter

    as Klansman
  • Jackie Stewart

    as Fire Chief
  • Rosebud Dixon-Green

    as Woman at Rally
Directing Joel Schumacher Director
Writing Akiva Goldsman Screenplay
Production Michael G. Nathanson Producer
Production Hunt Lowry Producer
Production John Grisham Producer
Camera Peter Menzies Jr. Director of Photography
Art Larry Fulton Production Design
Editing William Steinkamp Editor
Production Arnon Milchan Producer
Writing John Grisham Novel
Production William M. Elvin Associate Producer
Sound Elliot Goldenthal Original Music Composer
Production Mali Finn Casting
Art Richard Toyon Art Direction
Art Dorree Cooper Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Ingrid Ferrin Costume Design
Art James F. Truesdale Assistant Art Director
Art John H. Samson Construction Coordinator
Art Jeffrey McMahon Construction Foreman
Art Lucy Weber Painter
Art Brad Einhorn Property Master
Art Keith P. Cunningham Set Designer
Costume & Make-Up Asahel Cooper Set Dressing Artist
Art Francis N. 'Lucky' Costello Standby Painter
Camera Randy Feemster Camera Operator
Camera William McConnell First Assistant Camera
Camera Hugh McCallum Grip
Camera Chris Centrella Key Grip
Camera Christine M. Loss Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Pamela Wise Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Robert L. Stevenson Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Janine Rath Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Marietta Carter-Narcisse Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Pamela S. Westmore Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Zandra Harding Seamstress
Costume & Make-Up Wendy M. Craig Set Costumer
Crew D.G. Fisher Cableman
Crew Nancy Mott Craft Service
Crew Tim Monich Dialect Coach
Crew William Hogue Driver
Crew Gary Duncan Picture Car Coordinator
Crew Bonnie Daniels Production Controller
Crew Ronald Cox Propmaker
Crew Michael Denering Scenic Artist
Directing Sharron Reynolds Script Supervisor
Crew Dominik Dugandzic Special Effects
Crew Steve Galich Special Effects Coordinator
Crew Margaret L. Schlaifer Studio Teacher
Crew Mickey Gilbert Stunt Coordinator
Crew Lance Gilbert Stunts
Crew Lee Garibaldi Transportation Captain
Crew Ken Nevin Transportation Co-Captain
Crew Tommy Tancharoen Transportation Coordinator
Crew Michael Singer Unit Publicist
Crew Matt Byrne Utility Stunts
Crew Martin Weight Video Assist Operator
Directing William M. Elvin First Assistant Director
Editing Michael T. Wilson Additional Editor
Editing Bob Putynkowski Color Timer
Editing Debra L. Tennant First Assistant Editor
Lighting Kevin Murphy Gaffer
Lighting Eric Wycoff Lighting Technician
Lighting Dennis J. Lootens Rigging Gaffer
Lighting Rex Anson Rhorer Rigging Grip
Production Emily Schweber Casting Associate
Production Scott Elias Location Manager
Production Bill Daly Post Production Accountant
Production Julianna Arenson Production Accountant
Production Bill Johnson Unit Production Manager
Sound Steven Gerrior Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Carl Fischer Boom Operator
Sound Robert Bradshaw Dialogue Editor
Sound Lee Lemont Foley Editor
Sound Michael Connell Music Editor
Sound John Moses Musician
Sound Robert Elhai Orchestrator
Sound Roland N. Thai Sound Designer
Sound Joe Divitale Sound Effects Editor
Sound Petur Hliddal Sound Mixer
Sound Adam Jenkins Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound John Leveque Supervising Sound Editor
Visual Effects Andrew Adamson Visual Effects Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Fran Allgood Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Jr. Makeup Supervisor
Directing Darrell Woodard Additional Second Assistant Director
Directing Alan Edmisten Second Assistant Director
Directing Eric Oliver Second Second Assistant Director
Art Joel McKee Assistant Property Master
Art Anthony Goldschmidt Title Designer
Sound Zack Davis ADR Editor
Sound Hilda Hodges Foley Artist
Sound Mary Jo Lang Foley Mixer
Sound Fred Stafford Supervising ADR Editor
Crew Steve Wolf Special Effects Assistant
Crew Scott Mobley Special Effects Technician
Crew Christian J. Fletcher Stunt Double
Camera Michelle Madison Additional Second Assistant Camera
Camera Dean M. King Best Boy Grip
Camera Suzanne Trucks Camera Loader
Camera Chuck Brown Dolly Grip
Camera Bill McConnell Jr. Second Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Joel Voorhies Wardrobe Assistant
Editing Robert W. Steinkamp Assistant Editor
Editing Mo Henry Negative Cutter
Production Anna M. Elias Assistant Location Manager
Production Ash Taylor Location Assistant
Sound Jonathan Sheffer Conductor
Crew Jerry Lousteau Animal Wrangler
Lighting Tom Anderson Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Visual Effects Don Lee Digital Compositor
Production Bettina Rose Executive Assistant
Production John Alfred First Assistant Accountant
Production A. Welch Lambeth Key Production Assistant
Production Jo Doster Local Casting
Production Rene Crowe Production Secretary