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The Pelican Brief (1993)

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Starring (View all)
Julia Roberts Julia Roberts
Darby Shaw
Denzel Washington Denzel Washington
Gray Grantham
Sam Shepard Sam Shepard
Thomas Callahan
John Heard John Heard
Gavin Verheek
Tony Goldwyn Tony Goldwyn
Fletcher Coal
James Sikking James Sikking
FBI Director Denton Voyles
William Atherton William Atherton
Bob Gminski
Robert Culp Robert Culp
President


Written by
John Grisham John Grisham
(book)
Alan J. Pakula Alan J. Pakula
(screenplay)


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An average movie

8 years, 9 months 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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Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
Release date: 17 December 1993
UPC: 085391298922
Tags: Thriller (22), Crime (13), Drama (11), Mystery (11), Conspiracy (11), Suspense (7), 1993 (6), Reporter (6), 1990s (5), White House (5), Politics (4), Murder (4), Fbi (4), Law School (4), Adaptation (3), College (3), Hospital (3), On The Run (3), Lawyer (3), Bomb (3)
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" The Pelican Brief is a 1993 American legal thriller film based on the 1992 novel by John Grisham. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, the film stars Julia Roberts in the role of young law student Darby Shaw and Denzel Washington as Washington Herald reporter Gray Grantham. The film, which features music composed by James Horner, was the last film that featured Pakula as both writer and director before his death. Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled up"


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