Rudy Baylor is a jobless young attorney. However, he is also the only hope of an elderly couple whose insurance company will not pay for an operation that could save their son's life. In this judicial drama, Rudy learns to hate corporate America as he falls in love with a battered young married woman. Will he be up to the task? Written by
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Francis Ford Coppola encouraged Matt Damon to stay in his character's apartment to help him immerse himself into the role. Coppola was then able to sneak some shots of the actor waking up in the morning. See more »
In the court room, Rudy Baylor hands Wilfred Keeley a computer report about 3 or 4 inches thick. When Keeley hands it back to Rudy it's only about a inch think. The reports on the table behind Rudy continue to change size and position from the ones that Mr. Keeley is looking at. See more »
I love this film. This is probably Copola's last great film. Matt Damon was robbed, this is one of his best performances, and that's saying a lot. I love the little nuances of his performance, like when he greets the "old lady' at her house.
This is my 2nd favorite film of all time with deep personal meaning. We've all had people doubting our capabilities, just as the other team of lawyers discount Damon's competence. This film is about personal redemption. Further, I admire Damon's strength.
Overall, a film every law student and lawyer should see for its humanity; its brilliance; and its judgment on the American legal system.
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