“Just Cause” quotes

Movie Just Cause
Title Just Cause
Year 1995
Director Arne Glimcher
Genre Drama, Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Action
Plot – Ochopee, Florida. Charged with the rape and brutal murder of little girl Joanie, black student Bobby Earl Ferguson is sentenced to death. After eight years in prison, he sends his grandmother Evangeline to a famous criminal law professor at Harvard, Paul Armstrong, to have him intervene. At first not interested, Armstrong is convinced by his wife Laurie, a lawyer in a trial where Bobby was already involved, to accept the case. The local police, black agent Tanny Brown and his white colleague Wilcox, who tortured and intimidated Bobby to induce him to confess, are hostile to Armstrong, who, however, discovers during his investigation that the prosecution is based on a single witness and a general dislike of the young man.
All actors – Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood, Ed Harris, Christopher Murray, Ruby Dee, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel J. Travanti, Ned Beatty, Liz Torres, Lynne Thigpen
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  • “Every now and then, you have to get a little bloody. It's good for the soul.”
    Kate Capshaw - Laurie Prentiss Armstrong
    [Tag:blood, healing, soul]
  • “You're the first visitor I've had here in two years since them behavioral science boys come to see me. Wanna know about my childhood and shit. Did my folks beat me, abuse me, sex me up? I tried telling 'em there ain't no formula for people like me. What we are dealing with here is just predisposition for an appetite. Good parents, badparents....” (continue)(continue reading)

    Ed Harris - Blair Sullivan
  • “Why is every fucking thing the real world except teaching?”
    Sir Sean Connery - Paul Armstrong
    [Tag:reality, teaching]
  • “This is the New South. Now they got black cops to come and torment your black ass. It's called affirmative action.”
    Blair Underwood - Bobby Earl
    [Tag:equality, police]
  • “- Blair Sullivan: You never been in a war?
    - Paul Armstrong: No.
    - Blair Sullivan: Korea? Vietnam? You ever do a little hit and run with the BMW? Never told the wifey to get an abortion? A little piece o' chicken on the side - here's $300 dollarsdoll face, get taken care of.”

    Ed Harris - Blair Sullivan
    Sir Sean Connery - Paul Armstrong
    [Tag:illegality, risk]
  • “Regardless of what you may think of me, I did defend that boy to the very best of my abilities. And, boy, has it cost me. Hell, I lost half of my business from defending that son-of-a-bitch. And he got the chair. You have any idea what my life would be like if I had gotten him acquitted?”

    Ned Beatty - McNair
  • “- Paul Armstrong: Did you kill her?
    - Blair Sullivan: I ain't gonna tell you if I killed that little girl or not. Even if I did, how would you know to believe me? Killing is easy for me. How hard do you think lying is?”

    Sir Sean Connery - Paul Armstrong
    Ed Harris - Blair Sullivan
    [Tag:killing, lying, truth]
  • “I'm filled with power! You might think I'm impotent prisoner, handcuffed and shackled, locked in a eight by seven cell each night and day, but I'm filled with strength that reaches way beyond these bars, sir! I can crush anyone I want to just as these hands dialing a telephone! There's no one beyond my reach! You hear me, no one!”

    Ed Harris - Blair Sullivan