Inherit the Wind Movie Review 1999

Information and Film Reviews for Inherit the Wind the Movie

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Adaptation of the 1955 play by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee that was previously filmed in 1960 and that is based on the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial. Tennessee science teacher Bertram Cates (Scott) is being prosecuted for teaching evolution. Agnostic attorney Henry Drummond (Lemmon) comes to town to defend Cates against respected, conservative prosecutor Matthew Harrison Brady (Scott) who wants to keep religious teachings in the school.


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Available on VHS
Running time 113 minutes.

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Order in the Court, Law & Lawyers, Period Piece: 1920s, American South, Dedicated Teachers, True Stories, Adapted from a Play
Nedrick Young, Harold Jacob Smith
Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Tom Everett Scott, Piper Laurie, Beau Bridges, John Cullum, Kathryn Morris, Lane Smith, Brad Greenquist, David Wells
James Bartle
Daniel Petrie
Laurence Rosenthal
Dennis Bishop, Keith Addis, David Seltzer, Showtime Networks

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