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The Firm (1993)

 -  Drama | Mystery | Thriller  -  30 June 1993 (USA)
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A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.

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Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his company. Then, two Associates are murdered. The FBI contact him, asking him for information and suddenly his life is ruined. He has a choice - work with the FBI, or stay with the Firm. Either way he will lose his life as he knows it. Mitch figures the only way out is to follow his own plan... Written by Mark Harding <mah@imdb.com>

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law | fbi | law firm | bar exam | mafia | See more »

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Power can be murder to resist. See more »


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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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30 June 1993 (USA)  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

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£6,393,211 (UK) (15 October 1993)
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Meryl Streep was briefly considered for the role of Avery Tolar despite the role being written for a man and Gene Hackman eventually stepping into the part. See more »

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An obvious stunt double jumps out of the window into the cotton truck. See more »

Quotes

Tammy: Mitch sent me to tell you the plan's been changed.
Ray McDeere: I didn't know there was a plan.
Tammy: Well, that's good, because it's been changed.
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Alternate Screenplay
8 November 2003 | by (Sunny South Fla) – See all my reviews

I wanted to get a copy of the screenplay to compare the movie with the dialog and directions, but initially received the FIRST draft by David Rabe. I finally got the shooting script later. All I can say is that it ended with Mc Deere blowing away all the partners in a restaurant with an AK-47. It really made me appreciate the re-write by David Rayfiel and Robert Towne. I have watched this movie many times and enjoy the suspense, romance, and Grusin's solo piano score, which always blows me away. But the one thing that impressed me most with multiple viewing, is how Gene Hackman really makes the movie work. His portrayal of this corrupt, but incredably likeable character is the one thread that holds the movie together for me and goes down as one of his most memorable acting performances.


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