The Pelican Brief (1993) Poster


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M*A*S*H (1972) (TV Series)
In a street scene in New Orleans, an extra can be seen wearing a "M*A*S*H" t-shirt.
The Firm (1993)
Scandal (2012) (TV Series)
Tony Goldwyn plays Chief of Staff Fletcher Cole mirrors that of the Character Cyrus Rutherford Beene. Beene is the Chief of Staff to President Fitzgerald Thomas Grant III, who is played by none other than Tony Goldwyn.

Referenced in 

The Larry Sanders Show: Being There (1993) (TV Episode)
Larry mentions that Julia Roberts was exhausted from her last movie, which was this one.
Saturday Night Live: Martin Lawrence/Crash Test Dummies (1994) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during David Spade's Hollywood Minute
The Cowboy Way (1994)
A sign is shown in New York City indicating that this movie is playing at a theater.
Vive L'Amour (1994)
Movie poster in a cinema
Weird Science: The Wyatt Brief (1995) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Rockford Files: Godfather Knows Best (1996) (TV Movie)
The name of Beth's book and the film adaptation of that book are a reference to the book and film written by attorney John Grisham, like Beth, an attorney, also discussed in dialogue between Jim and Angel.
Undeclared: The Assistant (2001) (TV Episode)
Lizzie claims (to Steven) that she watched the film with Adam Sandler and ate shrimp cocktails.
Full Frontal (2002)
Mentioned in Nicholas' rapping monologue, addressed to Julia Roberts.
Love and a Bullet (2002)
The Pelican Brief (and Denzel Washington & Julia Roberts) are mentioned on the way to the first job.
The 24th Day (2004)
While the two leads play a trivia game with each other, they mention this movie.
The Office: The Deposition (2007) (TV Episode)
Michael mentions this film during the deposition
The Simpsons: Lisa the Drama Queen (2009) (TV Episode)
Mentioned at dinner
30 Rock: Cutbacks (2009) (TV Episode)
The movie is mentioned several times by several characters.
American Dad!: Home Adrone (2009) (TV Episode)
mentioned by a stewardess in the airport
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World/Eat Pray Love/The Expendables (2010) (TV Episode)
Poster showing Julia Roberts' "Prestige Director Phase" of her career
The Cleveland Show: Cleveland Live! (2010) (TV Episode)
referenced by Julia
Louie: Late Show: Part 3 (2012) (TV Episode)


Frontline (1983) (TV Series)
Live with Kelly and Ryan (1988) (TV Series)
Coach (1989) (TV Series)

Featured in 

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (2011) (TV Special)
A clip of Robert Culp from this movie is shown when he is honored during the "In Memoriam" segment
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #22.20 (2013) (TV Episode)
a clip from the film in which a "Pumpcast News" customer appeared is shown
73rd Golden Globe Awards (2016) (TV Special)
Cecil B. DeMille Award presentation for Denzel Washington.

Spoofed in 

The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.4 (2008) (TV Episode)
"The Real Pelican Brief"
The Kevin Bishop Show: Episode #1.5 (2008) (TV Episode)
"The Real Pelican Brief"

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