To Kill a Mockingbird

Genre:  Drama, Other
Running Time:  129 min.
Release Date: December 25, 1962

Current rating: Rating: 3.87
based on 20 votes and 6 reviews
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Cast: Gregory Peck, Mary Badham, Philip Alford, Brock Peters, Robert Duvall, John Megna, Estelle Evans, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy, Ruth White, Paul Fix, Alice Ghostley, William Windom, Collin Wilcox Paxton, James Anderson

Synopsis

In the critically-acclaimed movie To Kill a Mockingbird, attorney Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck, who won both a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for his work in the movie) decides to defend a black man (Brock Peters) charged with raping a poor white woman.

The bigoted townspeople would rather lynch the accused than try him, and they make life hell for the lawyer, his daughter, Scout (Mary Badham, who received an Academy Award nomination), and his son Jem (Philip Alford).

While Atticus tries the case, his inquisitive children learn a hard and unforgettable lesson in justice, morality, and prejudice, part of which requires overcoming their fear of their mysterious neighbor Boo Radley (Robert Duvall).

Based on the best-selling novel by Harper Lee.

Director: Robert Mulligan
Studio: Universal International
Producer(s): Alan J. Pakula
Screenplay: Horton Foote

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  • 5 stars "One of the best movies ever made. Casting was perfect with Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch, and Mary Badham gave an amazing performance as Scout, there are actors twice her age who would give anything for 1/10th of her skill as an actor. She should have won the Oscar she was nominated for."
  • 5 stars "Absolutely LOVED this movie! Gregory Peck was the best Atticus Finch. And the children actors were just as good. Truly amazing movie."
  • 5 stars "One of my fav movies of all time. Touches on so many family and social issues. It shows you cant judge a whole race of ppl by one bad apple. Evil will always luve in some ppl. I think majority of ppl are good and fair."
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