Sean Connery matches wits and star power with Laurence Fishburne in this far-fetched Deep South crime melodrama. Connery's an eminent attorney trying to save a convicted rapist (Blair Underwood) from the electric chair; Fishburne chews cigars and scenery as a corrupt Florida cop. A good
premise spins out of control in the hectic final hour. JUST CAUSE marks the second directorial effort of Arne Glimcher (THE MAMBO KINGS).