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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  18 March 2011 (USA)
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A defense attorney has a crisis of conscience when he represents a wealthy client who has a foolproof plan to beat the system.

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Mick Haller is a defense lawyer who works out of his Lincoln. When a wealthy Realtor is accused of assaulting a prostitute, Haller is asked to defend him. The man claims that the woman is trying to get some money out of him. But when Haller looks at the evidence against him, he learns that this case might be linked to an old case of his. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for some violence, sexual content and language | See all certifications »

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18 March 2011 (USA)  »

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The Lincoln Lawyer  »

Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£571,836 (UK) (18 March 2011)

Gross:

$57,981,889 (USA) (15 July 2011)
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Trivia

Michael Connelly wanted Matthew McConaughey for the role of Mickey based on his performance in Tropic Thunder (2008). See more »

Goofs

Towards the close of the film, we see a commuter train at a railway crossing - whilst the train is clearly electricity powered (pantograph and overhead power cables are visible), we hear the sound of a diesel locomotive. See more »

Quotes

Earl: [picking Mick up from the hospital] You're nobody 'till somebody shoots you.
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Hot Lazy Porch Swing
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Great Movie!!!
18 March 2011 | by See all my reviews

I found this movie very enjoyable. Matthew McConaughey played a very believable and spot on performance as Mick...I think the casting decisions were great Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, Josh Lucas, etc. Did a fabulous job. The plot line was fantastic and left you on the edge of your seat, the script was enjoyable, with both serious dramatic scenes to funny lines that left the whole theatre laughing. Over all a great movie thats targeted toward an older audience 30's-60's. But I'm 13 and my mother took me and I loved it. Although I'm a teenager and most of us just like a bunch of romantic-comedies, I have a wider genre of love in movies. Hope you enjoyed this one as much as I did.


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