Just Cause
(1995)

Paul Armstrong (Sean Connery) finds out that the man he was set to defend, convicted murderer Bobby Earl (Blair Underwood) is in fact a psychotic, and Bobby Earl kidnaps Armstrong's wife and kid and knifepoint.  Paul and Tanny Brown (Laurence Fishburne) manage to rescue them just in time before Bobby Earl can feed them to alligators.  He is killed and then becomes gator food himself.

Thanks Robert W!