A Time To KillVideo Cassette - 1996
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"What is it in us that seeks the truth? Is it our minds or is it our hearts?"
"You're white, and I'm black. See, Jake, you think just like them. That's why I picked you. You're one of them, don't you see? Oh, you think you ain't 'cause you eat in Claude's and you out there trying to get me off on TV talking about black and white. But the fact is, you're just like all the rest of them. When you look at me, you don't see a man; you see a black man."
"Your job is to find justice, no matter how well she may hide from you."
"The jury has to identify with the defendant. They see you, they see a yardworker; they see me, they see an attorney. I live in town, you live in the hill."
"I am a liberal Row-Ark. What I am not is a card-carrying ACLU radical. I don't believe in forgiveness nor rehabilitation. I believe in safety. I believe in justice."
"I suggest you go watch a man be executed. You watch him die, watch him beg, watch him kick and spit the life out of him ... until he shits and is gone. Then come back and sing this crap about justice ... "
Frightening or Intense Scenes: It depends on your sensitivity. The scenes involving the KKK and the opening scene are the most frightening and intense. That opening scene doesn't explicitly show anything, but its implications are horrifying.
Sexual Content: Rape is discussed and implied, but never shown explicitly onscreen.
Violence: The KKK and other hate crimes are shown. There is some blood and a bit of violence, but anything particularly gruesome (e.g., the attack on a young girl at the beginning of the film) is obscured through creative choices in cinematography.
Coarse Language: The N-word is used consistently throughout the film, as well as a few instances of minor cusses. Religious individuals may be offended by the use of "hell", as well as other blasphemous expletives.