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: 7.3/10 from 2359 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 29min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Regency Enterprises
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Joel Schumacher
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A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.

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  • Matthew McConaughey

    as Jake Brigance
  • Sandra Bullock

    as Ellen Roark
  • Samuel L. Jackson

    as Carl Lee Hailey
  • Kevin Spacey

    as Rufus Buckley
  • Ashley Judd

    as Carla Brigance
  • Donald Sutherland

    as Lucien Wilbanks
  • Oliver Platt

    as Harry Rex Vonner
  • Charles S. Dutton

    as Ozzie Walls
  • Brenda Fricker

    as Ethel Twitty
  • Kiefer Sutherland

    as Freddie Lee Cobb
  • Patrick McGoohan

    as Judge Omar Noose
  • Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly

    as Tonya Hailey
  • Tonea Stewart

    as Gwen Hailey
  • John Diehl

    as Tim Nunley
  • Chris Cooper

    as Dwayne Looney
  • Nicky Katt

    as Billy Ray Cobb
  • Doug Hutchison

    as Pete Willard
  • Kurtwood Smith

    as Stump Sisson
  • Tim Parati

    as Winston
  • Beth Grant

    as Cora Mae Cobb
  • Anthony Heald

    as Wilbert Rodeheaver
  • M. Emmet Walsh

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