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Just Mercy (2019)

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World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.
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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

How Real Life Inspired and Informed 'Just Mercy'

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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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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Based on the true story of a modern hero. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for thematic content including some racial epithets. | See all certifications »

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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 »

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Walter McMillian: [to Herb] You need to be in a hospital not here
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Ode to Billie Joe
Performed by Martha & The Vandellas
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Surely an acting oscar nomination in here somewhere.
13 December 2019 | by steve-careSee all my reviews

Dont know why this film has a low rating.

This true story about a young lawyer who uncovers miscarriages of justice a from discriminating legal system in the deep south, it has a great central performance by Michael B Jordan and is backed up by Jamie Foxx, who surely should be nominated for a best supporting actor Oscar come next year.


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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

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$107,858, 29 December 2019

Gross USA:

$36,001,502

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$50,401,502
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1.85 : 1
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