Movie Quotes for Movie Quotes from A Time to Kill - MovieQuoter

I want to tell you a story. I’m going to ask you all to close your eyes while I tell you the story. I want you to listen to me. I want you to listen to yourselves. Go ahead. Close your eyes, please. This is a story about a little girl walking home from the grocery store one sunny afternoon. I want you to picture this little girl. Suddenly a truck races up. Two men jump out and grab her. They drag her into a nearby field and they tie her up and they rip her clothes from her body. Now they climb on. First one, then the other, raping her, shattering everything innocent and pure with a vicious thrust in a fog of drunken breath and sweat. And when they’re done, after they’ve killed her tiny womb, murdered any chance for her to have children, to have life beyond her own, they decide to use her for target practice. They start throwing full beer cans at her. They throw them so hard that it tears the flesh all the way to her bones. Then they urinate on her. Now comes the hanging. They have a rope. They tie a noose. Imagine the noose going tight around her neck and with a sudden blinding jerk she’s pulled into the air and her feet and legs go kicking. They don’t find the ground. The hanging branch isn’t strong enough. It snaps and she falls back to the earth. So they pick her up, throw her in the back of the truck and drive out to Foggy Creek Bridge. Pitch her over the edge. And she drops some thirty feet down to the creek bottom below. Can you see her? Her raped, beaten, broken body soaked in their urine, soaked in their semen, soaked in her blood, left to die. Can you see her? I want you to picture that little girl. Now imagine she’s white.

You know Carl Lee Hailey?

There was too much damage. She ain’t never gonna have kids.

Well, we picked him up for rape. Him and Willard.

I don’t know what to say.

Yes, Your Honor. In the response to the insanity plea, the state requests the defendant be examined by it’s own doctors.

What would Harry Rex do?

The defense enters a plea of not guilty by reason of insanity, Your Honor.

Do with me as you will.

If you win this case, justice will prevail, and if you lose, justice will also prevail. Now that is a strange case.

Your Honor, even Mr. Brigance’s meager legal experience should have taught him two things; number one, I have not been elected governor…yet. And number two, he is required to request bail; the state opposes any such request.

Ask if he thinks I should go to jail.

Looking forward to it.

You turn him loose!

Well in the future why don’t we just wait until he makes the request?

Looney? Dwayne? I made Ozzie bring me. Shit, Dwayne. We knowed each other since childhood. It’s my fault. No matter what gets said in court. I knew what I was doing, and I sure didn’t intend to hurt you, but just them two boys. I know it don’t mean much now, but I’m sorry.

How do you wish to plead?

Thank you Your Honor. Your Honor we would like to request bail.

But Your Honor, we have not yet asked for bail. Now Governor Buckley cannot oppose a request until one is made. He should have learned that in law school.

How about the other?

America is a war and you are on the other side. How’s a black man ever going to get a fair trial with the enemy on the bench and in the jury box?. My life in white hands? You Jake, that’s how. You are my secret weapon because you are one of the bad guys. You don’t mean to be but you are. It’s how you was raised. Nigger, negro, black, African-american, no matter how you see me, you see me different, you see me like that jury sees me, you are them. Now throw out your points of law Jake. If you was on that jury, what would it take to convince you to set me free? That’s how you save my ass. That’s how you save us both.

What do you mean by that?

I can’t be you, Lucian.

Do you want me to stay?

Your Honor, I belive Deputy Looney has earned the right to speak here today.

  

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