Tuesday, February 9, 2010

TCP: For The Love of Kids

When I first saw the theme of this week's Tuesday Couch Potatoes, A Time To Kill comes into my mind right away.

A Time to Kill for me is a movie about what a father has to do for the love of his little girl. This is a film adaptation of John Grisham's novel of the same title. I admit, I used to read a lot and Grisham's works are one of my book addiction.

This movie is set in Clanton, Mississippi, the film revolves around the rape of a young girl and the subsequent arrest and murder of the rapists by the girl's father, Carl Lee Hailey. The remainder of the film then focuses on the trial of Carl Lee Hailey for murder.

Two white supremacists (Nicky Katt and Doug Hutchison) come across a 10-year-old black girl named Tonya (Rae'Ven Larrymore Kelly) in rural Mississippi. They violently rape and beat Tonya and dump her in a nearby river after a failed attempt to hang her. She survives and the men are arrested. Word spreads of the brutal rape. Tonya's father, Carl Lee Hailey (Samuel L. Jackson), seeks out Jake Brigance (Matthew McConaughey), an easygoing white lawyer. Carl Lee is worried that the men may be acquitted, due to deep-seated racism in the Mississippi Delta area. Brigance admits the possibility. Hailey acquires an M16 rifle, goes to the county courthouse and opens fire, killing both rapists and unintentionally injuring Deputy Looney (Chris Cooper), with a ricochet. Carl Lee is soon arrested without resistance.


jo.frougal said...

This must be a good one, it was also mentioned in the "Order in the Court" feature of this meme. I hope I find a copy!
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rjs mama said...

love the movie and the book as well :)

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shydub said...

How about a time for opps hehe bad ng killing. wala ko kita ani da, tan aw nya ko kung naa free.

Hazelicious929 said...

this is a good movie! I read the book too, this is one of John Grisham's novels.


I loved this movie! I probably would have done the same thing if I was the father....

David Funk said...

Lulu, this is a solid movie. Great cast, and it's hard to blame the father for what he did to protect his daughter.

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