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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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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 »

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The Lake seaplane that ferries several characters back and forth to the Caymans would not have the range for that trip. See more »

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Tammy: 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.
Ray McDeere: I love your crooked little mouth.
Tammy: [surprised laugh] Well it's not my best feature.
Ray McDeere: Wow. Well, what is?
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has some quibbles that can't be overlooked but it does entertain
29 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

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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