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Just Mercy (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama | 10 January 2020 (USA)
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Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, and their Just Mercy co-stars join activist Bryan Stevenson to discuss the movie’s themes and how films can help affect social justice.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jamie Foxx ... Walter McMillian
Charlie Pye Jr. Charlie Pye Jr. ... Charlie the Tree Expert
Michael Harding ... Sheriff Tate
Christopher Wolfe ... Jim Wilkes
Michael B. Jordan ... Bryan Stevenson
J. Alphonse Nicholson ... Henry Davis
Adam Boyer ... Prison Guard
Jacinte Blankenship ... Christy Stevenson
Bryan G. Stevenson Bryan G. Stevenson ... Howard Stevenson Jr.
Brad Sanders ... Howard Stevenson Sr.
Charmin Lee ... Alice Stevenson
Brie Larson ... Eva Ansley
Sebastian Eugene Hansen ... Kris Ansley
John Lacy ... Bill Freeman, Office Manager
Dominic Bogart ... Doug Ansley
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Storyline

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. | See all certifications »

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Country:

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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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$107,858, 29 December 2019

Gross USA:

$35,003,613

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$44,503,613
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original 60 Minutes: Woody Allen/Johnny D/Hard Choices (1992) show, seen reenacted here, was first broadcast on 22nd November 1992 with the header: Woody Allen/Johnny D/Hard Choices. See more »

Quotes

Judge Foster: SIT Down Son!
John McMillian: [defiantly] Not if you're going to go kill my dad sir!
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Phenomenal
23 January 2020 | by RAFoordSee all my reviews

Fantastic movie from beginning to end. A story that needed to be told, and one that I am grateful to have been shown. This story is a tragedy of mis-justice with hopes of redemption throughout, a real roller coaster, I shed tears more than once. I would highly recommend this movie to be watch by anyone, I will be dwelling on this for quite some time, I'm now off to Google to read up on the real life character on which this movie is based, I have no doubt that afterwards you will be doing it too. Lastly I will add that I believe the current rating of this movie thus far is ridiculously low, I truly believe this is a story worthy of more than a 9, let alone its current 7.3.


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