Bobby Earl is facing the electric chair for the murder of a young girl.
Eight years after the crime he calls in Paul Armstrong, a professor of law, to help prove his innocence.
Armstrong quickly uncovers some overlooked evidence to present to the local police, but they aren't interested - Bobby was their killer......
Its strange to think that Connery had very few films left in him when this was released, there were a few prolific ones, The Rock, LXG, Entrapment, but it's really strange that he decided to this, because he doesn't really add anything to the film.
Its Fishbourne, and a brilliant Harris, that make this film standout, and compared to them, Connery is left in the stands watching the world go by,which is a shame, because he's usually a wonderful screen presence.
The plot reminds one of those slow burning Bayou thrillers of old, everyone's sweating, wiping their faces, and hiding secrets from one another.
But for the most part, its Connery approaching different characters, asking for his motivation, and then ringing up Kate Capshaw to have an argument.
The final third involves a car chase, crocodiles, and Scarlett Johanssen, but by the time the big twist is revealed, you feel cheated because its basically turned the twist onto a 360, if you would.
Watchable, but pointless, Harris is wonderful...