When a sports agent has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it, he decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent agent with the only athlete who stays with him and his former secretary.
Cuba Gooding Jr.,
As students at the United States Navy's elite fighter weapons school compete to be best in the class, one daring young pilot learns a few things from a civilian instructor that are not taught in the classroom.
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
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The film features 2 Oscar winners with a total of 3 wins, and 7 Oscar nominees with a total of 19 nominations. The winners are Gene Hackman (2) and Holly Hunter (1), and nominees are Hackman (5), Hunter (4, including Best Supporting Actress in The Firm), Tom Cruise (3), Ed Harris (4), and 1 each for David Strathairn, Hal Holbrook and Gary Busy. Director Sidney Pollack also has two Oscar wins and 7 nominations. See more »
The Lake seaplane that ferries several characters back and forth to the Caymans would not have the range for that trip. See more »
You got the account number, you know how to access it? Mitch has verified that the money is there, seven hundred and fifty thousand dollars.
I love your crooked little mouth.
Well it's not my best feature.
Wow. Well, what is?
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has some quibbles that can't be overlooked but it does entertain
Mitch McDeere is a brilliant young law student, happily married husband, and—despite some shady family ties—has a bright, ambitious future in the legal community. About to graduate from Harvard in the top five of his class, he agrees to join Bendini, Lambert & Locke, a prestigious Memphis law firm that makes him an offer he can't refuse. All of his dreams seem to be coming true, but he quickly learns that his new firm isn't as virtuous as it seems. Based on the novel by John Grisham the film benefits from interesting characters brought to life by an excellent cast, and it effectively builds an atmosphere of suspense and intrigue, but they're marred by the film's long running time, an odd (and inappropriate) score, and a third act that runs around before finally arriving at a resolution that's much too pat. Highly watchable, but only if you can accept the obvious flaws. **½
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