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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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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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Firma  »

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Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,400,000, 4 July 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$158,348,367

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$270,248,367
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Mitch's line "They don't run me, and you don't run me", is a reference to the same line in Thief (1981), spoken by Frank (James Caan) in similar circumstances. See more »

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When Mrs. McDeere goes to the Cayman Island and agrees to sit with Avery, Avery orders two Havana Club from a waitress who he addresses by name . The waitress responds; "Okay Mr. Taylor" or "Right away Mr. Taylor. Was this misquoting of his name intentional perhaps to show he is of no importance to her or is it a goof by the actress playing the waitress? See more »

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Mitch McDeere: Hey Ray, wouldn't it be funny if I went to Harvard, you went to Jail and we both ended up surrounded by crooks.
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References Thief (1981) See more »

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Sweet Memphis
Written by Lannie McMillan, Scott Reed, Richard Cesani & Gregory McIntyre
Performed by The Lannie McMillan Quartet
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The movie was just as good as the book and had great acting.
20 October 2013 | by See all my reviews

This movie was very good. I saw it after reading the book and was not disappointed. Tom Cruise had a decent performance, but I felt the performances of Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook, and Wilford Brimley were especially great and put this film above most similar movies.

Brimley has never to my knowledge had a role similar to this before and he was excellent. I had not really been impressed with his acting but in this movie I definitely was.

The suspense flowed naturally and never seemed forced just to fill time. The music score was very good. The variety of settings (first Cambridge, MA, then Memphis, TN, then the Caribbean) made it more interesting, too.

I have seen it twice..once on the big screen and once on video. The book was also very good.


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