Friends and I used to get into heated debates over Samuel L's character. I say he did it for his own selfish reasons and not for his daughter. In fact, he wasn't thinking about his kids at all. Which invariably leads to the "if this happened to your daughter" stuff.
Most of John Grisham's novels should be taken as entertainment. If you really look into them, they are pretty much crap.
Still a good movie though. Even though he was guilty as hell for murder, white or black.
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