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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

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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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Lincoln Lawyer See more »

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$58,009,200

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$87,145,086
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In "The Scarecrow" (2009), a crime thriller written by Michael Connolly, the main character, journalist Jack McEvoy, claims that a year earlier he had written a series of stories about a lawyer who worked out of the back of a Lincoln Town Car, while a client worked off his fees by driving him around. This is a clear reference to "The Lincoln Lawyer". See more »

Goofs

After Mick shoots Mary Windsor the hammer should be back due to the slide ejecting the cartridge and putting another in the chamber but it is clearly not cocked back. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Mick Haller: I tell you what Eddie, how about I do this one for free?
Eddie Vogel: [gestures at him and leaves]
Earl: Are you sure you're feeling all right?
Mick Haller: Repeat customers, Earl. We'll stick it to 'em next time...
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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Review of 2011 (2012) See more »

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Don't Sweat the Technique
Written by Eric B. (as Eric Barrier) and Rakim (as William Griffin)
Performed by Eric B. & Rakim
Courtesy of Geffen Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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