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The Lincoln Lawyer (2011)

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A lawyer defending a wealthy man begins to believe his client is guilty of more than just one crime.

Director:

Brad Furman

Writers:

John Romano (screenplay), Michael Connelly (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew McConaughey ... Mick Haller
Marisa Tomei ... Maggie McPherson
Ryan Phillippe ... Louis Roulet
William H. Macy ... Frank Levin
Josh Lucas ... Ted Minton
John Leguizamo ... Val Valenzuela
Michael Peña ... Jesus Martinez
Bob Gunton ... Cecil Dobbs
Frances Fisher ... Mary Windsor
Bryan Cranston ... Detective Lankford
Trace Adkins ... Eddie Vogel
Laurence Mason ... Earl
Margarita Levieva ... Reggie Campo
Pell James ... Lorna
Shea Whigham ... Corliss
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Storyline

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

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When Mick Haller tells his driver, Earl, to put his headphones on, this is to protect privileged communication within his office. However, it is illegal to drive in California with headphones covering both ears, so Mick Haller is asking Earl to commit a crime in order to preserve an ethical obligation. See more »

Goofs

The license plate on Mick Haller's car is NTGUILTY. California plates only allow for seven letters/numbers. NTGUILTY has eight. The 'I' appears to be a gimmick added afterwards by Mick (or a friend) as it lacks the serifs a stock CA license plate would give an 'I', but there is too much space between the 'U' and 'L' for this to otherwise be a stock plate. See more »

Quotes

Mick Haller: I checked the list of people I trust and your name ain't on it.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #20.66 (2012) See more »

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107 Degrees
Written by Citizen Cope (as Clarence Greenwood)
Performed by Citizen Cope
Courtesy of The RCA Records Label
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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Entertaining Thriller with Many Twists
26 July 2013 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Mick Haller (Matthew McConaughey) is sleazy but efficient defense lawyer that has scum clients. He has a daughter with the attorney Maggie McPherson (Marisa Tomei) and his car is a Lincoln driven by his loyal driver Earl (Laurence Mason). When the wealthy Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe) asks Haller to defend him in a case of raping and beating the prostitute Regina Campo (Margarita Levieva), Roulet claims that he is not guilty and the woman is trying to get money from him despite the evidences against him.

Haller asks his investigator Frank Levin (William H. Macy) to check Rooulet's story. Soon Haller discovers that Roulet's case is connected to an old case of his. Further, Haller can not use his findings against Roulet due to the confidentiality. When Roulet threatens Haller's family, Haller is behind the eight ball. But he is a smart guy and has an ace in the hole.

"The Lincoln Lawyer" is an entertaining thriller with many plot points and a great cast. Matthew McConaughey is excellent in the role of a sleazy and smart defense lawyer that finds that has been used by a psychopath and who has a crisis of conscience for not believing in his client. The efficient Ryan Phillippe is also great in the role of a cynical psychopath and Marisa Tomei is sweet as usual. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "O Poder e a Lei" (The Power and the Law")


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,206,453, 20 March 2011

Gross USA:

$58,009,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$86,752,352
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2.35 : 1
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