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The Rainmaker (John Grisham\'s The Rainmaker) (1997)

The Rainmaker
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Matt Damon Matt Damon
Rudy Baylor
Danny DeVito Danny DeVito
Deck Shifflet
Claire Danes Claire Danes
Kelly Riker
Jon Voight Jon Voight
Leo F. Drummond
Mary Kay Place Mary Kay Place
Dot Black
Dean Stockwell Dean Stockwell
Judge Harvey Hale
Teresa Wright Teresa Wright
Colleen 'Miss Birdie' Birdsong
Virginia Madsen Virginia Madsen
Jackie Lemancyzk


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John Grisham John Grisham
(novel)
Francis Ford Coppola Francis Ford Coppola
(screenplay)


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The Rainmaker

3 years, 11 months ago at Aug 11 20:21
On the one hand, if you’ve seen one John Grisham film adaptation, you’ve pretty much seen them all. On the other hand, this one was done by Francis Ford Coppola and features a tony cast. Granted, this is director-for-hire Coppola. This is Coppola on the verge of bankruptcy and trying to scrounge up funds to save American Zoetrope. So don’t go into The Rainmaker expecting Coppola to transform... read more

A good movie

3 years, 3 months ago at Apr 8 12:03
Francis Ford Coppola completely ruled the 70's. He made 4 movies, 'Apocalypse Now', 'The Godfather: Part II', 'The Conversation', 'The Godfather, they were all critically acclaimed and at least 3 of them are arguably some of the finest movies ever made. So, he ruled the 70's but it was as much a blessing as it was a curse. I mean, basically, for each movie he made afterwards, the audience was expe... read more
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Rudy Baylor is a jobless young attorney. However, he is also the only hope of an elderly couple whose insurance company will not pay for an operation that could save their son's life. In this judicial drama, Rudy learns to hate corporate America as he falls in love with a battered young married woman. Will he be up to the task?
Release date: 21 November 1997
UPC: 097363350378
Tags: Drama (11), Thriller (7), Crime (6), Trial (5), 1990s (4), 1997 (4), Courtroom (4), Law (3), Human Rights (3), 90s (2), Based On A Novel (2), (2), Romance (1), Cancer (1), Love Story (1), Abuse (1), Marriage (1), Based On A Gook (1), Ambition (1), Book (1)
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"Francis Ford Coppola directs this version of John Grisham's novel, with Matt Damon as a fresh-faced lawyer who takes on an insurance company who refused to pay a dying man, while at the same time falling for a woman being abused by her husband. Coppola does nothing fancy, just plays out the drama, which is gripping and the usual cliches you'd find in a Grisham/courtroom drama. A first-rate cast, head by Damon and Danny DeVito help make this hugely entertaining."


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