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Just Mercy (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama | 10 January 2020 (USA)
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Just Mercy shadows world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson as he recounts his experiences and details the case of a condemned death row prisoner whom he fought to free.

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Credited cast:
Brie Larson ... Eva Ansley
Michael B. Jordan ... Bryan Stevenson
Jamie Foxx ... Walter McMillian
Rafe Spall ... Tommy Champan
O'Shea Jackson Jr. ... Anthony Ray Hinton
Tim Blake Nelson ... Ralph Myers
Drew Scheid ... Linus
Claire Bronson ... Mrs. Chapman
Darrell Britt-Gibson ... Darnell Houston
Rob Morgan ... Herbert Richardson
Steve Coulter ... Judge Buren
Rhoda Griffis ... Judge Pamela Bachab
McDaniel Austin ... Inmate
Tonea Stewart ... Mrs. Coleman
Dominic Bogart
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A powerful and thought-provoking true-story, "Just Mercy" follows young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan might have had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson.) One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx,) who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the only testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings and overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds-and the system-stacked against them. Written by Gregg Brilliant

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content including some racial epithets.
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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Conyers, Georgia, USA See more »

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Based on the book "Just Mercy" by Bryan Stevenson. See more »

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Extremely moving, powerful.
5 October 2019 | by emiliecunning-21094See all my reviews

An important film for our times about racial injustice and the cruelty that is the US criminal justice system. Very moving and powerful. Wonderful performances from the two main leads - Jordan and Foxx, with strong supporting performances from Brie Larson and Rafe Spall. Recommend to anyone who wants to become a lawyer or is just interested in US politics and history.


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