Universal Pictures | Release Date: October 11, 1996
Summary: O'Donnell stars as idealistic young attorney Adam Hall who takes on the death row clemency case of his onetime Klansman grandfather, Sam Cayhall (Hackman). With just 28 days before the execution, Adam sets out to retrace the events leading to the crime for which Sam was convicted. As the impending death sentence looms closer, Adam works quickly to uncover the family's history for any hidden clues. In a white-knuckle series of twists and turns, Adam discovers deceptions and dark secrets that ultimately lead him to the startling truth. (Universal Pictures)
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Runtime: 113 min
Rating: Rated R for violent images and some language.
Production: Universal Pictures
Genres: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: May 26, 1998
Director Credit
James Foley Director
Writer Credit
Chris Reese Screenplay
John Grisham Novel
William Goldman Screenplay
Principal Cast Credit
Chris O'Donnell Adam Hall
Gene Hackman Sam Cayhall
Cast Credit
Bo Jackson Sgt. Clyde Packer
David Marshall Grant Gov. David McAllister
Faye Dunaway Lee Cayhall Bowen
Greg Goossen J.B. Gullitt
Harve Presnell Atty. Gen. Roxburgh
Lela Rochon Nora Stark
Millie Perkins Ruth Kramer
Nicholas Pryor Judge Flynn F. Slattery
Raymond J. Barry Rollie Wedge/Donnie Cayhall
Richard Bradford Wyn Lettner
Robert Prosky E. Garner Goodman
Seth Isler Marvin B. Kramer
Sid Johnson Josh Kramer
Producer Credit
Brian Grazer Producer
David T. Friendly Executive Producer
John Davis Producer
Karen Kehela Executive Producer
Karen Snow Associate Producer
Ric Kidney Executive Producer
Ron Howard Producer