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



Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 9 reviews

100%of customers would recommend this to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Movie

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    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

    Posted
    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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