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The Firm (1993)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Mitch McDeere
... Abby McDeere
... Avery Tolar
... Oliver Lambert
... Lamar Quinn
... William Devasher
... Wayne Tarrance
... Tammy Hemphill
... Ray McDeere
... Eddie Lomax
... F. Denton Voyles
... The Nordic Man
... Kay Quinn
... Royce McKnight
... Thomas Richie
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Storyline

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

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30 June 1993 (USA)  »

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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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During the scene where Cruise is in the sky tram, you can see the reflection of the helicopter filming the scene in the window of the tram. See more »

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The small seaplane used to fly back and forth to the Caymans would take more than 7 hours, with a fuel stop somewhere, to cover that distance each way. That does not fit in the time line of the plot. See more »

Quotes

Mitch McDeere: I got mine, Wayne, you get the rest of them.
Wayne Tarrance: Get 'em with what? Overbilling, mail fraud? Oh, that's exciting.
Mitch McDeere: It's not sexy, but it's got teeth! Ten thousand dollars and five years in prison. That's ten and five for each act. Have you really looked at that? You've got every partner in the firm on overbilling. There's two hundred fifty acts of documented mail fraud there. That's racketeering! That's minimum one thousand, two hundred fifty years in prison and half a million dollars in fines. ...
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Sweet Memphis
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Alternate Screenplay
8 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

I wanted to get a copy of the screenplay to compare the movie with the dialog and directions, but initially received the FIRST draft by David Rabe. I finally got the shooting script later. All I can say is that it ended with Mc Deere blowing away all the partners in a restaurant with an AK-47. It really made me appreciate the re-write by David Rayfiel and Robert Towne. I have watched this movie many times and enjoy the suspense, romance, and Grusin's solo piano score, which always blows me away. But the one thing that impressed me most with multiple viewing, is how Gene Hackman really makes the movie work. His portrayal of this corrupt, but incredably likeable character is the one thread that holds the movie together for me and goes down as one of his most memorable acting performances.


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