San Francisco attorney Claire Kubik (Ashley Judd) teams up with a former military attorney (Morgan Freeman) to defend her husband, Tom (James Caviezel), in court when the military declares Tom a deserter, charging him with participating in a mass killing in El Salvador. But even if Claire can clear Tom’s name, she begins to question whether she wants to … particularly when she uncovers some disturbing, top-secret details about the crime.
Carl Franklin studied history and dramatic arts at UC Berkeley. After several years as a television actor with guest shots, roles in TV movies, miniseries, and appearing as a regular on a few unsuccessful series, he returned to school and received his master’s degree in directing from the American Film Institute. He was then hired by Roger Corman’s Concorde Films because they were impressed with his thesis film.
Although it took several years, in 1992 Franklin made his directorial breakthrough with the crime drama One False Move (1992), the story of a manhunt for three small-time criminals after a drug deal that had gone bad. The film also earned him the New Generation Award by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association in 1992, the MTV Movie Award for Best New Filmmaker and the IFP Spirit Award for Best Director in 1993.
Franklin wrote and directed Denzel Washington in Devil in a Blue Dress (1995). Despite rave reviews from the critics, the film failed to attract an audience… read more