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Just Cause

3.7 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews

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Product Details

  • Actors: Sean Connery, Laurence Fishburne, Kate Capshaw, Blair Underwood, Ed Harris
  • Directors: Arne Glimcher
  • Writers: Jeb Stuart, John Katzenbach, Peter Stone
  • Producers: Arne Glimcher, Anna Reinhardt, Gary Foster, Lee Rich
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Run Time: 102 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 15 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B00004CQPO
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Just Cause is a film that relies on phony plot twists and steals openly from any other thriller that it can remember. If there was a drinking game requiring players to drink during every cinematic "homage," you'd be tanked after Just Cause's first 45 minutes. Take one case of racial injustice, place it in an exotic, exquisitely photographed location (the Florida Everglades), and bring in an outsider, played by a bankable star, to save the day. Make sure nothing appears as it seems. Add a couple of plot twists, some over-the-top character actors (Ed Harris, shamelessly riffing on Hannibal Lecter), stir, and serve. The big name in this case is Sean Connery, who plays a Harvard law professor summoned to the swamps by an apparently innocent death row inmate (Blair Underwood), who swears he didn't rape and kill that 11-year-old girl. He says he confessed because maverick psycho-cop Tanny Brown (Laurence Fishburne) made him play a solo game of Russian roulette. He says his Serial-killer neighbor on death row (Harris) committed the crime. Connery buys it, the audience buys it, and how could they not? Director Arne Glimcher (who made the lackluster Mambo Kings) coerces everyone with simplistic plot manipulations. Characters are given no depth, and the actors are pawns moved about like pieces on a Clue gameboard. --Dave McCoy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Format: VHS Tape
A flat by-the-numbers who-do-it kind of mystery movie. The actors gave fine performances, given the script they had to work with. But the story lacks intrigues. Characters are not memorable. The action sequences are perfunctory. The major mystery this movie offers is why apparently the director was OK with all these shortcomings.
Don't bother to try to guess ahead of the movie, as many would like to do with a mystery. This movie just isn't worth your effort. Otherwise in the end you might have the frustrating feeling that you've given the movie more thought than the filmmakers appeared to have done.
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Format: DVD
JUST CAUSE
Sean Connery, Blair Underwood, Lawrence Fishburne, Ed Harris, 1995
Synopsis
A black man (Underwood) is put in jail for a crime he says he did not commit, so Sean Connery tries to get him out, he succeeds, and then later he find out the Underwood did commit the crime.
My Review
Just enough interest to keep you in place. Interesting was the song "Baby Your Love" by Changing Faces that is played about half way through the film. It has nothing to do with the plot but it was cool to hear it, since I really like the group.
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By A Customer on Aug. 28 2003
Format: DVD
As mentioned in the other reviews, the movie starts out very slow and very predictable. It's only in the last 40min where things start to get interesting. Definitely worth getting.
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Format: VHS Tape
Our favorite twist-plot movie. Gotta see it! You think you figured it out and... SURPRISE...you didn't. A bit gory. Sean Connery is captivating!
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Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Le film ¨Just Cause¨ est arrivé en bon état conforme à l’annonce faite par le vendeur. Il s’agit d’un bon film que je recommande à tous.
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Format: VHS Tape
One of the worst movies(with a budget)which I've ever seen. The movie is all over the place for fear of offending any segment of the viewing audience. It's supposedly anti-death penalty and police brutality, and yet Sean Connery's character, a crusading Harvard Law School professor and death penalty opponent, winds up siding with a policeman who sticks a .38 in a murder suspect's mouth and plays Russian roulette with it. The death row inmate, played by L.A. Law's Blair Underwood, is freed, only to be eaten by an alligator. The plot is based on a coincidence stemming from Connery's character's marriage to Kate Capshaw's character which is wildly improbable. The best thing about "Just Cause" is Ed Harris' portrayal of a psychotic death row inmate, although even that is a bit over-the-top.
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Format: VHS Tape
you'd think that Laurence and Seanny would be more careful on what they do know a days., though Fishburne 4 years later did The Matrix, that helped out, but otherwise this is a stink pot thriller with bad acting. Blair Underwood is the killer in this pic and he gets killed by an alligator, hmmmmm and also shot. theres also a skinheaded Ed Harris who's really gay. dont be fooled, I wasnt. its pure ...garbage
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By Kelly D. Bryson TOP 500 REVIEWER on Aug. 30 2015
Format: DVD
What a magnificent movie. The acting is outstanding by all the lead characters but the performance by Ed Harris is memorable. The plot twists and turns and the movie heightens many emotions in you. The subject matter is dark but the presentation is well done and once more the actors do it justice.
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