||Plot Summary for
Time to Kill, A (1996)
Matthew McConaughey, a young, attractive and highly skilled attorney is faced with the
toughest case of his life, one that on many occassions may also threaten it. In the
southern Mississippi town of Clanton, the KKK is active and the tension is high when the
black majority is angered at the raping and slaying of a black man's 10 year old daughter.
Against Jake's advice the distraught father takes revenge, gunning down the two criminals
in the local courthouse. Racial hatred hightens with the suspense and conflict threatens
to break out regardless of the verdict. Jake must decide, along with his new, eager
assisstant whether he and his family can run the risk of defending the man.