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The Firm (1993)

R  |   |  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 | bar exam | See All (190) »

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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)  »

Also Known As:

Firma  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

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£6,393,211 (UK) (15 October 1993)
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Took only 23 days to take $100 million at the US box office. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Mitch McDeere: You are FBI Agent Wayne Terrance, right?
Wayne Tarrance: Yeah, you're damn right! You may be able to get by the local cops, but...
[cell phone rings]
Wayne Tarrance: Hello!
Tammy: Is this Wayne Terrance?
Wayne Tarrance: Who is this?
Tammy: Is this Wayne Terrance?
Wayne Tarrance: Yeah, this is Wayne Terrance?
Tammy: So is this.
[plays tape of previous conversation with Mitch]
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.227 (2006) See more »

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The Firm Shuffle
Written by Lannie McMillan, Scott Reed, Richard Cesani & Gregory McIntyre
Performed by The Lannie McMillan Quartet
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3 July 2006 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

When "The Firm" came out was - believe it or not - the first time that I had ever heard of Tom Cruise (although I didn't see the movie until several years later). And let me tell you, this was a great introduction. Cruise plays novice lawyer Mitch McDeere, who goes to work for a Memphis firm. With this firm, he has everything that anyone could want. But there's the question: why does everything seem so perfect? The answer lies in the firm's unseemly other side. And they're not just going to let Mitch blow their cover.

Sydney Pollack pulled off everything perfectly here. It's sort of like an Ira Levin novel how everything plays out. You may be suspicious of everything after seeing this movie. Above all, it shows that Tom Cruise can actually do a good job when he tries. Also starring Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook, Wilford Brimley, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, David Strathairn and Gary Busey.

It's hard to believe that this was the first movie adaptation of a John Grisham novel.


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