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Just Mercy (2019)

PG-13 | | Drama | 10 January 2020 (USA)
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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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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Brie Larson ... Eva Ansley
Michael B. Jordan ... Bryan Stevenson
Jamie Foxx ... Walter McMillian
O'Shea Jackson Jr. ... Anthony Ray Hinton
Tim Blake Nelson ... Ralph Myers
Rafe Spall ... Tommy Champan
Rob Morgan ... Herbert Richardson
Claire Bronson ... Mrs. Chapman
Darrell Britt-Gibson ... Darnell Houston
Hayes Mercure ... Jeremy
Karan Kendrick ... Minnie McMillian
Lindsay Ayliffe ... Judge Foster
Drew Scheid ... Linus
Rhoda Griffis ... Judge Pamela Bachab
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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Every generation has its hero. Meet ours. See more »

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Drama

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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:

$22,012,808

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$23,212,808
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Dolby Atmos

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Bryan Stevenson: The first time I visited Death Row, I wasn't expecting to meet someone the same age as me... from a neighborhood just like ours coulda been me.
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A story that needs to be viewed
15 December 2019 | by enetgirlSee all my reviews

Everyone should enlighten themselves and watch this movie.

And I just want to point out that these 7 reviews (not counting mine) average a score of 8.29. I don't know how they got a 5.7


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