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    The Pelican Brief

    Poster of the movie The Pelican Brief
    Year1993
    Run time2h21m
    GenreDrama, thriller, mystery
    Directed byAlan J. Pakula
    Written byJohn Grisham, Alan J. Pakula
    CompanyWarner Bros.Warner Bros.Warner Bros.
    6 reviews8.0

    Synopsis

    Julia Roberts (ERIN BROCKOVICH) stars in THE PELICAN BRIEF as sharp law student Darby Shaw whose querying mind gets her into trouble. A faithful adaptation of John Grisham's (THE FIRM) best-selling novel, this taut thriller follows the travails that beset Shaw when her theory on the cause of the deaths of two Supreme Court Justices lands her name on the conspirators' hit list. When Shaw teams up with reporter Gray Grantham (Denzel Washington--THE HURRICANE) they find themselves dodging deadly assassins in a suspenseful story that weaves complex narrative strands. The well-cast film also features a cameo by playwright-actor Sam Shepard (TRUE WEST).

    Starring

    Julia Roberts
    Denzel Washington
    Sam Shepard
    John Heard
    Tony Goldwyn
    William Atherton
    Robert Culp
    Stanley Tucci
    Hume Cronyn
    John Lithgow
    Cynthia Nixon
    Jake Weber
    Joe Chrest
    + MORE

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