Inherit the Wind Poster

Release Date: 1999

PG|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
Set in Dayton, Tenn., famous trial lawyer Henry Drummond (Jack Lemmon) debates evangelical politician and attorney Matthew Harrison Brady (George C. Scott) in this dramatic retelling of the Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925. Science teacher E.K. Hornbeck (Beau Bridges) teaches the theory of evolution, which violates the state statute supporting creationism. When the case is brought to trial, Drummond defends Hornbeck's right to teach Darwinism against Brady's religious counter-arguments.

Cast: Jack Lemmon, George C. Scott, Tom Everett Scott, Beau Bridges, Piper Laurie, John Cullum, Kathryn Morris, Lane Smith

Director: Daniel Petrie

Genres: Drama

Keywords: Wife, Rise, Fascinating, Daughter, Quest, Passionate


Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Winner Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1999)