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The Pelican Brief (1993)

The Pelican Brief
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Julia Roberts Julia Roberts
Darby Shaw
Denzel Washington Denzel Washington
Gray Grantham
Sam Shepard Sam Shepard
Thomas Callahan
John Heard John Heard
Gavin Vereek
Tony Goldwyn Tony Goldwyn
Fletcher Coal
James Sikking James Sikking
FBI Director Denton Voyles
William Atherton William Atherton
Bob Gminski
Robert Culp Robert Culp
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Written by
John Grisham John Grisham
(book)
Alan J. Pakula Alan J. Pakula
(screenplay)


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An average movie

8 months, 4 weeks ago at May 20 9:56
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To be honest, I always had some mixed feelings about this flick. First of all, even though the John Grisham’s books adapations were really popular in the 90’s, I have to admit those were quite entertaining but I also find them always terribly far-fetched. Still, from a marketing level, this was a smart move. Indeed, after ‘Pretty Woman’, Julia Roberts was the most popular actress in the w... read more
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A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.
Release date: 17 December 1993
UPC: 085391298922
Tags: Thriller (19), Crime (10), Conspiracy (10), Mystery (9), Drama (8), Suspense (7), White House (5), Reporter (5), 1993 (5), 1990s (4), Fbi (4), Law School (3), (3), Adaptation (3), Based On A Novel (3), Murder (3), Politics (3), Newspaper (2), On The Run (2), College (2)
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Top Favorite Films of 1993 (82 movies items)

" Directed by Alan J. Pakula Starring Denzel Washington, Julia Roberts, Sam Shephard, John Heard, Tony Goldwyn, James Sikking, William Atherton, Robert Culp, Hume Cronyn, Stanley Tucci, John Lithgow, Cynthia Nixon, Anthony Heald, Nicholas Woodeson, Stanley Anderson, Jake Weber, John Finn, Casey Biggs, Christopher Murray, Kevin Geer, William Shipman, Edwin Newman, Carl Palmer, Dick Stillwell, Tom Quinn, and featuring voice of Joe James "


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"TITLE OF WRITTEN WORK: The Pelican Brief FORMAT: novel AUTHOR/CREATOR: John Grisham PUBLICATION YEAR: 1992 HAVE I READ: No NOTES: N/A"


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An average movie

“To be honest, I always had some mixed feelings about this flick. First of all, even though the John Grisham’s books adapations were really popular in the 90’s, I have to admit those were quite entertaining but I also find them always terribly far-fetched. Still, from a marketing level, this was a smart move. Indeed, after ‘Pretty Woman’, Julia Roberts was the most popular actress in the world and Denzel Washington was also becoming a very strong value and combined with John Grisham’s current best-seller power, it was a great combo. Still, as pointed out by Roger Ebert, it is rather sad that the guy behind ‘All the President's Men’, one of the greatest thrillers ever made, would eventually end up with a decent but still rather straightforward flick like this one. And, of cou” read more

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