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,- Pahrump Valley Gazette, Thursday, January 2, 1997 9 who received $450. Pictured above are 0L.R) formed Boy Scout Troupe #74t/are the a $400 set of golf du to Sheree HudnalL . , A Time to Kill by Barney Basin Gazette Reviewer "The Impossible Dream" could have been the theme song for the film "A Time To Kill." Here we have a modern day Don Quixote, clothed in the armor of the law setting out to vanquish the unvanquishable foe, right the unrightable wrong and prove that a black man can get a fair trial in Mississippi. This flick is based on the tirst novel written by popular author John Grisham, writer of such bestsellers as "The Cham- ber" and "The Pelican Brief." When Grisham wrote this tale he poured a lot of personal passion into it. Unfortunately this didn' t transpose to the screen. However the movie does explore areas of character development that the book doesn't. For maximum enjoyment see the movie before you read the book. The storylinc is about a 10 year old black girl who is raped and lefi [br dead by a couple good ote' white boys. The girl's father, not willing to let southern justice take its own COUrSe, blast the twosome to kingdom com in !he halls of justice. In steps our young Don Quixote. in the guise of attorney Jake Brigance. It's up to him to see that justice is done. On his way to the last reel. Jake has to battle the Klu Klux Klan, which is busy burning crosses, burning houses, and in one scenej ust burning. Even the robe of the grand dragon won't protect the wearer from a molotov cocktail. He also has to battle the N.A.A.C.P., his family and himself. Up to this point it appears to be a remake of the old Jimmy Stewart movie, "Anatomy of a Murder." But then "A Time To Kill" takes on a fresh lif+, because before Jake can defend his client he has to learn alot about himself and who he is. Both his client and his mentor provide this information with some of the best dialogue in the script. Another point made is this film is that law and justice may not be the same thing. When the father killed the two rapists he broke the law, but would it be justice putting him to death? Matthew McConaughey is certainly believable as Jake, but it's the support and interplay of the other actors that make this character real. Ashley Judd plays his wife, while Oliver Platt and Sandra Bullock are his comrades in court. At one point, Jake feels his marriage is falling apart, but keeps from falling in bed with Bullock. The fact that this is believable is a testi- mony to the strength of the char- acterization. One of the most interesting bits of casting is Donald Sutherland as Jake's marinated mentor, Lucien Wilkbanks, and his son Kiefer Sutherland as the KKK crazed revengeful brother of the dead rapist. Both strong performances on opposite sides of the justice fence. The video carries an R rat- ing, probably due more to sub- ject matter than anything else. The rape is handed so deli- cately that it hardly seems bru- tal, but the intensity of the film may be too much for younger viewers. This is a good film. If it could have captured more of Grisham' s passion it could have been a great film. i. A Tim to Kill (o.  Rock ]. kl of Or. lor 7. Grow Gi of ,1 2. A Filw Thing z/. (;hin lbac0n .B. Tin 6u R 1. t)ragonart tO. trite ii ii : III I ii Grump00's VIEO T Y00GURT 9:30am- lOpm 1500 E. Hwy. 372, 727-5010 Pahrump, NV r' .... -PAHRuMP VALLEY ...... ] / TEMPORARY / 1 LABOR SERVICE I Call Joy Morrissey 727-4144 I I III III I [ I 24 X 24 GARAGE SALE 12%cl 2" footing 4" Concrete Slab 1/2" Rebar in footing 3c3' Sliding Window 16c7' Garage Door 3' Entry Door FHA Approved Siding Does not include Rock pad Does not include paint $0 down OAC Call us B-4 Dec. 31st ONLY $5,600 Xmas pecial Lic. B35076 - Phone (702) 727.8883 Foods on the Pt Some of the Reported CaT.b, 100%Money For Free Aciio Tape 1-888-597-6510 n Pahrump Housesitting Services we provide housesitting services while you are away from your home. /e check your house, reed your animals, water your plants seven days a week. Go on vacation knowing your house, pets and plants are in good care. Give us a Call 751-2159 Personal Income Taxes Iared Corporation Taxes Done Bookkeeping by appt. only Income taxes can be done by mail if desired Lee J. Fellows 1-(702) 727-0297 Pahrump Valley Insurance Life Group Medical 727-5700 Phone & Fax Roger W. Bumley C.L.U. Are you Afraid of the Intemet? You can do business and make money on the Internet with ease when You make the Right Connection!