The Pelican Brief [DVD] [1993]

Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington star as a law school student and a determined investigative journalist on the trail of the killer of two Supreme Court justices in this riveting political thriller, arriving on DVD from Warner Home Video. With a variety of video and audio options, this disc offers viewing in the original 2.35:1 widescreen theatrical aspect ratio (enhanced for widescreen TVs) as well as the standard, 1.33:1 full-screen pan-and-scan presentation option. Audio is presented in closed-captioned English Dolby Digital 5.1, in addition to Spanish and French Dolby Digital Surround with optional English, Spanish, and French subtitles. A fairly bare-bones disc, production notes are the only extra feature offered, aside from the standard interactive menus and scene access.
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Special Features

  • Closed Captioned

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

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