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A condemned murderer’s impending execution leads a hesitant defence attorney to question the criminal justice system, the vagaries of the human heart, the price of ambition, and the ever shifting motives in his own personal and professional life.

Lonely, undistinguished, and middle-aged Arthur Raven (Emmy winner William H Macy, Fargo) is a court-appointed defence attorney who has found himself at the crossroads of his life, reexamining the sometimes irreversible choices that have defined it—notably, his utter devotion to his mentally unstable sister living in isolation in a Chicago suburb. Then, suddenly, Raven is handed a case that rocks his complacent world—the eleventh-hour appeal of death-row inmate Rommy Gandolph who confessed years ago to a notorious triple murder. What appears at first to Raven to be a hopeless situation evolves into something more when evidence surfaces that could exonerate his client.

Raven’s opposition is formidable. Ferociously protective of their reputation, powerhouse prosecuting attorney Muriel Wynn and her former lover, Larry Starczek (Emmy and Golden Globe winner Tom Selleck, Monte Walsh), an overzealous detective whose sensational testimony sealed Gandolph’s conviction, are determined to see the killer pay. Raven’s persistence against all odds not only wins his client a temporary reprieve but engages the attention of presiding Judge Gillian Sullivan, a woman with personal and professional secrets of her own. As the high-profile case unfolds, and as the intersecting worlds of life inside and outside the law collide, Raven finds himself not only revisiting his client’s past but his own as well. What he discovers about both will change everything he believes about truth and justice as one man’s life hangs in the balance.

Featuring an all-star cast and dizzying twists and turns, this blockbuster adaptation of Scott Turow’s suspenseful New York Times bestseller, adapted by Alan Sharp (Rob Roy), will leave you guessing right up until the explosive, shocking conclusion.

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120 Mins
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Thriller, Suspense & Crime

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