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The Pelican Brief [DVD] [Canadian; French]

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  • Julia Roberts (ERIN BROCKOVICH) stars in THE PELICAN BRIEF as sharp law student Darby Shaw whose querying mind gets her into trouble. A faithful adaptation of John Grisham's (THE FIRM) best-selling novel, this taut thriller follows the travails that beset Shaw when her theory on the cause of the deaths of two Supreme Court Justices lands her name on the conspirators' hit list. When Shaw teams up with reporter Gray Grantham (Denzel Washington--THE HURRICANE) they find themselves dodging deadly assassins in a suspenseful story that weaves complex narrative strands. The well-cast film also features a cameo by playwright-actor Sam Shepard (TRUE WEST).
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  • Credits
    Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, Samuel Shepard Rogers, John Heard, Tony Goldwyn, James B. Sikking, James Sikking, Robert Culp, Hume Cronyn, John Lithgow, William Atherton, Stanley Tucci
  • Critic Reviews
    "...A celebration of liquid brown eyes and serious star quality....[Roberts and Washington] make the movie shine..."
    New York Times

    "...A taut, intellectual thriller....Roberts is simply terrific....Washington also impresses..."
    Variety

    "...Roberts returns from her time off with a newly confident grace....She's as luminous as a dream of a movie star. As for Washington, it's doubtful whether there's a smarter leading man working today..."
    Entertainment Weekly

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