A sterling cast headed by Oscar-nominated Susan Sarandon makes this slick thriller one of the better adaptations of a John Grisham bestseller. Mark Sway (Brad Renfro) witnesses the suicide of a Mafia lawyer, who confesses that the Mob was behind the murder of a U.S. senator. Mark's brother is traumatized into a coma by the incident; gangster Barry Muldano (Anthony LaPaglia) is soon on Mark's trail, and in desperation, he arrives at the office of recovering alcoholic lawyer Reggie Love (Sarandon). With the Mob after them, and a ruthless federal attorney (Tommy Lee Jones) trying to force Mark to reveal what he knows, Love battles to guarantee the safety of her client and his family. The relationship between Reggie Love and Mark Sway is the center of the film, adding considerable character development to plot's routine elements. Director Joel Schumacher helmed another Grisham adaptation, A Time To Kill, in 1996.~Don Kaye
The three main actors in this movie do an excellent job. No. Actually, all the characters are well-played. No flaws here. The story line carries the viewer from scene to scene without lapse. No holes. Super addition to collection.
I have the client on DVD but got the blu ray edition because the pilot to the 90s tv series is on it. Wish the tv show was on DVD!
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 4 out of 5 stars with 1 review
One of those movies you can't turn off
Like The Fugitive, it's one of those movies you can't turn off when it's on TV. The plot is great and the acting is even better. Susan Sarandon was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress. She didn't win, but the nomination was well deserved. A must watch that will keep you on the edge of your seat.