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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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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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$158,348,400 (USA)
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Finnish director Pekka Parikka was also considered to direct the film. 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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[Mitch tosses a small cassette to Tarrance]
Mitch McDeere: It's you at the track. I could have gone public with it.
Wayne Tarrance: Then why didn't you?
Mitch McDeere: [smiles] It's against the law.
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Referenced in The Critic: Eyes on the Prize (1994) See more »

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Performed by Robben Ford & The Blue Line
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has some quibbles that can't be overlooked but it does entertain
29 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

Mitch McDeere is a brilliant young law student, happily married husband, and—despite some shady family ties—has a bright, ambitious future in the legal community. About to graduate from Harvard in the top five of his class, he agrees to join Bendini, Lambert & Locke, a prestigious Memphis law firm that makes him an offer he can't refuse. All of his dreams seem to be coming true, but he quickly learns that his new firm isn't as virtuous as it seems. Based on the novel by John Grisham the film benefits from interesting characters brought to life by an excellent cast, and it effectively builds an atmosphere of suspense and intrigue, but they're marred by the film's long running time, an odd (and inappropriate) score, and a third act that runs around before finally arriving at a resolution that's much too pat. Highly watchable, but only if you can accept the obvious flaws. **½


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