The Firm Movie Review 1993

Information and Film Reviews for The Firm the Movie

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Top-flight cast promises a good time--the script based on the top-selling 1991 novel by John Grisham nearly guarantees it. Ambitious, idealistic Ivy League law school grad Cruise accepts a great offer from a small but wealthy Memphis law firm. As with anything that seems too good to be true, he discovers too late that nothing in life is free. Good performances by nearly everyone involved makes up for predictability. Sorvino has an uncredited cameo as a mob boss. Book fans beware: the script is fairly faithful until the end. The movie rights were snapped up before the book was published. Placed third in the 1993 race for top boxoffice gross.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 154 minutes.

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Robert Towne, David Rayfiel
Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook, Terry Kinney, Wilford Brimley, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, David Strathairn, Gary Busey, Steven Hill, Tobin Bell, Barbara Garrick, Jerry Hardin, Karina Lombard, John Beal, Paul Sorvino, Joe (Johnny) Viterelli
John Seale
Sydney Pollack
Dave Grusin
Scott Rudin, Sydney Pollack, John Davis, Michael Hausman, Davis Entertainment Company, Paramount Pictures

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