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The Firm (1993)

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

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

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$158,348,400 (USA)
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The seaplane in the film belongs to William R. Booth, who played the seaplane pilot. He and Tom Cruise met while Cruise was learning to skydive in DeLand, Florida. Booth also owns the largest manufacturer of parachute containers. See more »

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When Mitch and Abby leave Boston, their car has a large dent in the top of the hood. When they pull up in front of their new house in Memphis, the dent is gone. See more »

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Abby McDeere: Somewhere, inside, in the dark, the firm is listening.
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Don't Put No Headstone On My Grave
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A Complex Suspense-Drama
18 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a long (154 minutes) but pretty solid drama-suspense story about corporate corruption. The film features a well-known cast, and as soon as the action kicks in this becomes a very tense story.

Tom Cruise is very good as the hotshot lawyer, as is Jeanne Tripplehorn who plays his unhappy wife. This is a complex story at times, one not always easily understood, especially the ending. So much is explained so fast at the end it's tough to comprehend it all.

Wilfred Brimley, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook, Holly Hunter, Robert Strathairn and Ed Harris all make this a really deep, impressive cast. For more details of the story, check some of the other reviews.


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