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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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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.
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Mitch McDeere
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Abby McDeere
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Avery Tolar
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Oliver Lambert
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Lamar Quinn
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William Devasher
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Wayne Tarrance
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Tammy Hemphill
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Ray McDeere
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Eddie Lomax
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F. Denton Voyles
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The Nordic Man
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Kay Quinn
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Royce McKnight
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Thomas Richie
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Sonny Capps
Sullivan Walker ...
Barry Abanks
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Young Woman on Beach
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Nina Huff
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Nathan Locke
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The Squat Man
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Frank Mulholland
Debbie Turner ...
Rental Agent
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Wally Hudson
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Randall Dunbar (as David Kimball)
Don Jones ...
Attorney
Michael Allen ...
Attorney (as Michael D. Allen)
Levi Frazier Jr. ...
Restaurant Waiter
Brian Casey ...
Telephone Installer
William J. Parham ...
Minister (as Reverend William J. Parham)
Victor Nelson ...
Cafe Waiter
Richard Ranta ...
Congressman Billings
Janie Paris ...
Madge
Frank Crawford ...
Judge
Bart Whiteman ...
Dutch
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Prison Guard
Mark W. Johnson ...
FBI Agent (as Mark Johnson)
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FBI Agent
Jimmy Lackie ...
Technician
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Cotton Truck Driver
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Cotton Truck Driver (as Clinton Smith)
Susan Elliott ...
River Museum Guide
Erin Branham ...
River Museum Guide
Ed Connelly ...
Pilot
Joey Anderson ...
Ruth
Deborah Thomas ...
Quinns' Maid
Tommy Matthews ...
Elvis Aaron Hemphill
Chris Schadrack ...
Lawyer Recruiter
Jeffrey Buckner Ford ...
Lawyer Recruiter (as Jeffrey Ford)
Jonathan Kaplan ...
Lawyer Recruiter
Rebecca Glenn ...
Young Woman at Patio Bar
Terri Welles ...
Woman Dancing with Avery
Greg Goossen ...
Vietnam Veteran (as Gregory Goossen)
Jeane Aufdenberg ...
Car Rental Agent
Bill Booth ...
Seaplane Pilot (as William R. Booth)
The Lannie McMillan Quartet ...
Peabody Musicians
Ollie Nightingale ...
Restaurant Singer
Teenie Hodges ...
Restaurant Lead Guitarist
Little Jimmy King ...
Memphis Street Musician
James White ...
Singer at Hyatt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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Bad Beach Man (uncredited)
Ken Axmaker Jr. ...
Student (uncredited)
Harry Dach ...
Garbage Truck Driver (uncredited)
Julia Hayes ...
Girl in Bar (uncredited)
KaiCarra ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Son of Attorney (uncredited)
Tom McCrory ...
Associate (uncredited)
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Young girl (uncredited)
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Cotton Truck Driver #1 (uncredited)
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Tommie Morolto (uncredited)
Scott Sumers ...
Student (uncredited)
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Joey Morolto (uncredited)
S.A. Weakley ...
Paralegal #1 (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sydney Pollack

Written by

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John Grisham ... (novel)
 
David Rabe ... (screenplay) and
Robert Towne ... (screenplay) &
David Rayfiel ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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John Davis ... producer
Lindsay Doran ... executive producer
Michael Hausman ... executive producer
Sydney Pollack ... producer
Scott Rudin ... producer

Music by

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Dave Grusin

Cinematography by

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John Seale

Film Editing by

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Fredric Steinkamp
William Steinkamp

Editorial Department

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Joyce Arrastia ... assistant editor
Randy Bricker ... apprentice editor
Phil Hetos ... color timer (as Philip Hetos)
Theresa Repola Mohammed ... negative cutter
Karl F. Steinkamp ... assistant editor
Robert W. Steinkamp ... apprentice editor
Michael T. Wilson ... assistant editor
Todd Fulkerson ... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Mo Henry ... negative cutter (uncredited)

Casting By

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David Rubin

Production Design by

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Richard Macdonald

Art Direction by

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John Willett

Set Decoration by

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Casey Hallenbeck

Costume Design by

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Ruth Myers

Makeup Department

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Richard Dean ... makeup artist: Mr. Cruise
William A. Farley ... key hair stylist (as Bill Farley)
Ben Nye Jr. ... makeup supervisor
Lyndell Quiyou ... hair stylist: Mr. Cruise
Gloria Belz ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited) / assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Scott Ferguson ... unit manager
Michael Hausman ... unit production manager
Karen Marmer ... post-production supervisor
Gerry Robert Byrne ... unit manager (uncredited)
Michael Tadross ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Carla Corwin ... second assistant director
Scott Harris ... second second assistant director
David McGiffert ... first assistant director

Art Department

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E.W. Bradford ... construction coordinator (as Bill Bradford)
Sharleen Bright ... production painter
Gerry Robert Byrne ... construction manager (as Gerry Byrne)
Ann Cockerton ... art department coordinator: Grand Cayman Islands
Mary Kate Edmonstone ... draper
Mark Fabert ... construction foreperson
James C. Feng ... assistant art director (as James Feng)
Michael Gastaldo ... assistant property master
Thomas Gilbert ... greensperson
Claudia Gilligan Ivanjack ... production painter (as Claudia Gilligan-Ivanjack)
Yael Haffner ... art department coordinator
Jerry G. Henery ... construction foreperson (as Jerry Henery)
Steven Curtis Husch ... assistant set decorator (as Steven Husch)
Tom Ivanjack ... painter supervisor
Joseph McAfee Jr. ... set dresser
Lisa Miller ... set dresser
Robin L. Miller ... property master (as Robin Miller)
Spencer H. Register ... set dresser (as Spencer Register)
Chris Ubick ... property assistant
David Weathers ... set dresser
Alan Easley ... carpenter (uncredited)
David Eckert ... set designer (uncredited)
Tommy Gilbert ... set dresser (uncredited)
Tony Guastella ... leadman: additional unit (uncredited)
Frank Hendrick ... assistant art director (uncredited) / set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David Beadle ... dialogue editor
Steve Bowerman ... boom operator
Lucy Coldsnow-Smith ... foley editor
Carmen Flores De Tanis ... assistant sound editor (as Carmen Flores)
Jessica Gallavan ... supervising adr editor
John Haeny ... sound effects editor
Doug Hemphill ... re-recording mixer
J. Paul Huntsman ... supervising sound editor
Chris Jargo ... adr editor (as J. Christopher Jargo)
Chris Jenkins ... re-recording mixer
Jonathan Klein ... foley editor
Gary Lewis ... dialogue editor
David MacMillan ... sound mixer
Myron Nettinga ... sound effects editor
Kevin E. Patterson ... cable person
Jennifer Portman ... assistant sound editor
Jeff Rosen ... foley editor
Carolann Sanchez-Shapiro ... assistant sound editor
Adam Sawelson ... dialogue editor
Matt Sawelson ... dialogue editor (as Matthew Sawelson)
Mark Smith ... re-recording mixer

Special Effects by

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Ken Estes ... special effects
Steve Wolf ... additional special effects

Stunts

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Andy Armstrong ... stunt coordinator / stunts (uncredited)
Keith Campbell ... stunt double: Tom Cruise (uncredited) / stunts (uncredited)
Dennis Fitzgerald ... stunts (uncredited)
Chuck Jeffreys ... stunts (uncredited)
Raliegh Wilson ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Brian W. Armstrong ... first assistant camera (as Brian Armstrong)
David Brink ... camera loader
Chuck Brown ... dolly grip (as Charles D. Brown)
Robert Bruce ... electrician
David L. Butler ... aerial camera operator
Tom Clark ... electrician
Andy Day ... assistant chief lighting technician
Fran├žois Duhamel ... still photographer
Morris Flam ... chief lighting technician (as Mo Flam)
Steve Jackman ... aerial first assistant camera (as Steven Jackman)
Sunny Johnson ... rigging grip
Robin Alan Knight ... first company grip (as Robin Knight)
Bobby Mancuso ... second assistant camera (as Bob Mancuso)
Lee McLemore ... grip
Paul Murphey ... video assistant (as Paul Murphy)
Pete Romano ... underwater photographer
Riko Schatke ... second company grip
Doug Schwartz ... Steadicam assistant (as Douglas Schwartz)
Steve Spallone ... electrician
Mark Van Loon ... camera operator / steadicam operator
John Velez ... rigging electrician
Tommy D. Walker ... grip (as Tommy 'Mooky' Walker)
Darryl Wilson ... electrician
Michael DiIeso ... grip (uncredited)
Tim Driscoll ... grip (uncredited)
John T. Martin ... best boy grip (uncredited)
Paul Wilkowsky ... grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Kim Davis-Wagner ... extras casting: Grand Cayman Islands (as Kim Davis)
Jo Doster ... location casting consultant
Barbara Harris ... voice casting
Amy Taksen ... casting assistant
Debra Zane ... casting associate
Jason White ... extras casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Robin Borman-Wizan ... wardrobe (as Robin Borman)
Bruce Ericksen ... costume supervisor (as Bruce Erickson)
Rachel Heilpern ... assistant wardrobe
Marjorie McCown ... assistant costume designer
David Page ... costumer: Mr. Cruise
Luke Reichle ... costumer

Location Management

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Stephanie Antosca ... location assistant: Washington D.C.
Eric Davidson ... location manager: Boston
Michael Dellheim ... location manager
Michael Dick ... location manager: Boston
Randy Ostrow ... location manager: Grand Cayman Islands (as Randolph Ostrow)
Peggy Pridemore ... location manager: Washington D.C.
Ian Stone ... assistant location manager: Grand Cayman Islands
Daniel Strol ... location manager: Grand Cayman Islands
Alonzo Woods ... location coordinator
Charley Armstrong ... location scout (uncredited)
Billy A. Fox ... location manager: second unit (uncredited)

Music Department

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Donald Murray ... music recordist (as Don Murray)
Joel Sill ... music consultant
Ted Whitfield ... music editor
Simon Wright ... conductor
John Anderson ... musician: oboe (uncredited)
Dan Goldwasser ... soundtrack producer (uncredited)
Steve Marsh ... saxophone (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Richard A. Davis ... transportation captain
A. McRae Hilliard ... transportation assistant
Jerry Jackson ... transportation coordinator
Vicki Lybrand ... transportation dispatcher
Dennis Milliken ... picture car coordinator
John Lybrand ... transportation (uncredited)

Other crew

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David L. Abell ... piano consultant
Jennifer Blair ... production assistant
Robin Borman-Wizan ... set supervisor (as Robin Borman)
Brooke Brooks ... assistant: Mr. Davis
Lauren Buckley ... assistant: Mr. Hausman
Debbie Charboneau ... assistant production coordinator
Marjorie Chodorov ... accounting assistant
Cathleen Clarke ... assistant production coordinator: Washington D.C.
Drew Clarke ... craft service
Ed Connelly ... pilot: aerial photography plane, Grand Cayman Islands
John 'JR' Craigmile ... payroll accountant (as John Craigmile)
Matilda de Cagny ... animal trainer (as Mathilde DeCagny)
Michael Doven ... assistant: Mr. Cruise
Jenny R. Evans ... assistant: Mr. Hausman (as Jenny Evans)
Brian Grisham ... production assistant
Derek E. Johansen ... production assistant
J. David Jones ... helicopter pilot (as David Jones)
Carol King ... assistant: Mr. Doran
Lisa Knudson ... assistant production accountant
Tom Ladwig ... production assistant
Larry Leggett ... police coordinator
Elton MacPherson ... production accountant
Richard Malzahn ... trailer support: additional photography
Wende Martin ... assistant craft service
Leo McDaniel ... production assistant
John Monsour ... computer engineer
Phill Norman ... title designer
Donna Ostroff ... assistant: Mr. Pollack
Anne Rapp ... script supervisor
Darin Rivetti ... production assistant
John R. Saunders ... production assistant
Nanette Siegert ... production coordinator
Doug Sims ... production assistant
Lauren Beth Strogoff ... publicist
Mike Thompson ... assistant: Mr. Rudin
Samuel O. Velasco ... production assistant
Jeanine Wilson ... assistant production accountant (as Jeanne Wilson)
Frank D. Woodward ... caterer (as Frank Woodward)
Gerry Robert Byrne ... aerial coordinator (uncredited)
Tracy Chappell ... production assistant (uncredited)
Dennis Fitzgerald ... stand-in: Tom Cruise (uncredited)
Martin Garner ... computer crew (uncredited)
Willis Baxter Johnson ... production assistant (uncredited)
Robert Lamkin ... caterer (uncredited)
Tom McCrory ... stand-in: Gary Busey (uncredited)
Carl Merritt ... production assistant (uncredited)
Brandon Ramos ... production assistant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Anthony Pellicano ... special thanks
Ruth Pomerance ... special thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Power can be murder to resist. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La firme (France)
  • Die Firma (Germany)
  • La tapadera (Spain)
  • La firme (Canada, French title)
  • A Firma (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 154 min
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Box Office

Budget $42,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $25,400,000, 04 Jul 1993
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $270,248,367

Did You Know?

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Trivia Holly Hunter is on screen for a total of 5 minutes and 59 seconds; one of shortest performances ever nominated for an Oscar. She is in twenty scenes, for an average of eighteen seconds per scene. See more »
Goofs The cars of the Mud Island monorail leave and arrive at opposite ends at the same time. It would be impossible for the man following McDeere to leave his car and begin running for the other side before McDeere left his car. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Firm/House of Cards/Sleepless in Seattle/Dennis the Menace/Orlando (1993). See more »
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Quotes Mitch McDeere: Did I lose you?
Abby McDeere: You look tired.
Mitch McDeere: Did I?
Abby McDeere: I've loved you all my life. Even before we met. Part of it wasn't even you. It was just a promise of you. But these last days... You kept your promise. How could you lose me?
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