Just Cause (1995)

I was writing about the career of Sean Connery and his death recently and saw this movie on the list. It was one I had missed so I put it at the top of my Netflix DVD queue and was not disappointed. Just Cause was a 1995 crime drama starring Sean Connery and Laurence Fishburne (Apocalypse Now, Death Wish II, Event Horizon, The Matrix movies, Mission Impossible III, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Predators, Contagion, Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, John Wick: Chapter 2 and Chapter 3,

Ant-Man and the Wasp, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Black-ish) and based on the novel by John Katzenbach. The film was directed and produced by Arne Glimcher (Gorilla’s in the Mist, The Mambo Kings) and produced by Steve Perry (Rocky, Ordinary People, Road House)

and Lee Rich (Hard to Kill, Rat Patrol, Helter Skelter, The Waltons, Eight is Enough). Just Cause is about a college professor (Connery) who is lured back into the courtroom to solve the case of a young black man on death row.

It also stars Kate Capshaw (Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Dreamscape, Spacecamp, The Quick and the Dead), Blair Underwood (Krush Groove, Gattaca, Deep Impact, L.A. Law, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Quantico),

Ed Harris ( Coma, The Right Stuff, Under Fire, The Abyss, The Firm, Apollo 13, The Truman Show, Gravity, Geostorm, Top Gun: Maverick, The man in black in Westworld),

Scarlett Johansson (The Black Widow, Avenger movies, Iron Man 2, Captain America: Civil War and Winter Soldier, Under the Skin, Lucy, Captain Marvel, Ghost in the Shell), Ned Beatty (Deliverance, Network, Superman, Superman II, Back to School, Captain America) and

Kevin McCarthy (Piranha, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Dark Tower, Addams Family Reunion). Scarlett Johansson plays Connery’s young daughter which was a surprise for me, but Ed Harris’ role stole the movie. I’ll give this movie 4 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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