The Pelican Brief [DVD] [1993]

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (9 out of 9)

    Synopsis


    The Pelican Brief
    Embroiled in an affair with Thomas Callahan (Sam Shephard), her alcoholic professor, precocious 24-year-old Tulane University law student Darby Shaw (Julia Roberts) writes up an insightful theory about the recent murder of two Supreme Court justices, one of whom, Abraham Rosenberg (Hume Cronyn), served as Callahan's mentor. When Callahan shares this so-called "Pelican Brief" with buddy Gavin Verheek (John Heard), an FBI lawyer, the document makes its way to White House flack Fletcher Coal (Tony Goldwyn), who believes it could topple the current administration. When Callahan is murdered and the President (Robert Culp) convinces the FBI to hold off on investigating Darby's theory, the resourceful student must go into hiding, stalked by relentless assassin Khamel (Stanley Tucci). Her only hope of escaping Callahan's fate and proving her theory lies in Washington investigative reporter Gray Grantham (Denzel Washington), who's already had one confidential source back out of sharing information about the assassinations. This John Grisham adaptation is generally faithful to the best-selling novel. Fans of HBO's Sex and the City will notice one of its future stars, Cynthia Nixon, in a small role as one of Darby's New Orleans classmates. ~ Brian J. Dillard, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • 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



    Customer rating

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

      Posted
      JazzyDon
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      This has always been one of our favorite movies. Was always looking in the store for it, but finally just bought it on the web. That was easier anyway. It is great to see it in Blu Ray. Our old DVD was so old, it actually had to be flipped over half way through the movie. This is one of his finer stories and the choice of cast was superlative. It is a rare movie that we watch more than once. This is one of those.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Favorite John Grisham Movie

      Posted
      PerryKC23

      This is one of my favorite all time movies. Read the book, saw it at the theater when it was originally released and finally purchased it. It's a classic, one that you can watch over and over.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love this movie

      Posted
      NickyR

      The mystery behind this movie is awesome and the cast is great and Ive seen it on cable with too many commerical.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie and cast

      Posted
      MoreHumanThanHuman
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      The story is one of the best suspense thrillers. The cast was great. Denzel Washington and Julie Roberts

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love this movie

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      Carlos
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      One of the best thrillers of the 90s Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington at their best

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love it

      Posted
      Meonlyme
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      One of my favorite movies and favorite actors! Great movie ! Great to watch with the family!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

      Posted
      james
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      Julia Roberts another good movie.Buy it and you won't regret it

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Classic movie

      Posted
      Sean198233
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      Great movie from the 90's that still holds up today.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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