Firm

Firm

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Director: Sydney Pollack

Cast: Sydney Pollack, Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman

     
 

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In this drama, based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham, Mitch McDeer (Tom Cruise) is a young man from a poor Southern family who has struggled through Harvard Law School to graduate fifth in his class. Mitch is entertaining offers from major firms in New York and Chicago, but when Memphis-based Bendini, Lambert, & Locke offer him a 20 percent higher salary… See more details below

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In this drama, based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham, Mitch McDeer (Tom Cruise) is a young man from a poor Southern family who has struggled through Harvard Law School to graduate fifth in his class. Mitch is entertaining offers from major firms in New York and Chicago, but when Memphis-based Bendini, Lambert, & Locke offer him a 20 percent higher salary than the best offer he's received, in addition to an enticing variety of perks and fringe benefits, he decides to sign on and remain in the South. Mitch's wife, Abby (Jeanne Tripplehorn), warns him that the deal sounds almost too good to be true, but it's not until after several weeks of working with Avery Tolar (Gene Hackman) that Mitch discovers that the vast majority of BL&L's business is tied to organized crime, with crime boss Joey Morolto (Paul Sorvino) using the firm to launder Mafia money. FBI agents Wayne Tarrance (Ed Harris) and F. Denton Voyles (Steven Hill) try to blackmail Mitch into helping them make a case against the firm, while BL&L's "security director" William Devasher (Wilford Brimley) is blackmailing him to do as he's told after Mitch foolishly allows himself to be seduced by a prostitute hired by the firm. The Firm was adapted for the screen by acclaimed playwright David Rabe and features performances by Hal Holbrook, Holly Hunter, and Gary Busey.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/01/2013
UPC:
0883929304455
Original Release:
1993
Source:
Paramount Catalog
Region Code:
1
Sales rank:
848

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tom Cruise Mitch McDeere
Jeanne Tripplehorn Abby McDeere
Gene Hackman Avery Tolar
Hal Holbrook Oliver Lambert
Ed Harris Wayne Tarrance
Terry Kinney Lamar Quinn
Wilford Brimley William Devasher
Holly Hunter Tammy Hemphill
David Strathairn Ray McDeere
Gary Busey Eddie Lomax
Steven Hill F. Denton Voyles
Tobin Bell The Nordic Man
Barbara Garrick Kay Quinn
Jerry Hardin Royce McKnight
Paul Calderon Thomas Richie
Jerry Weintraub Sonny Capps
Karina Lombard Young Woman on Beach
Donald Jones Attorney
Margo Martindale Nina Huff
John Beal Nathan Locke
Dean Norris Squat Man
Lou Walker Frank Mulholland
Debbie Turner Rental Agent
Tommy Cresswell Wally Hudson
David A. Kimball Randall Dunbar
Bart Whiteman Dutch
David Dwyer Prison Guard
Mark W. Johnson FBI Agent
Afemo Omilami Cotton Truck Driver
Clint Smith Cotton Truck Driver
Joey Anderson Ruth
Jonathan E. Kaplan Lawyer Recruiter
Rebecca Glenn Young Woman at Patio Bar
James White Singer at Hyatt
Paul Sorvino Joey Morolto "uncredited"
Greg Goossen Vietnam Veteran

Technical Credits
Sydney Pollack Director,Producer
John Davis Producer
Lindsay Doran Executive Producer
John Grisham Original Story
Dave Grusin Score Composer
Casey Hallenbeck Set Decoration/Design
Michael Hausman Executive Producer
Chuck Jeffreys Stunts
Richard MacDonald Production Designer
David MacMillan Sound/Sound Designer
David McGiffert Asst. Director
Ruth Myers Costumes/Costume Designer
Ben Nye Makeup
Daniel Pyne Screenwriter
David Rabe Screenwriter
David Rayfiel Screenwriter
David Rubin Casting
Scott Rudin Producer
John Seale Cinematographer
Frederic Steinkamp Editor
William Steinkamp Editor
Robert Towne Screenwriter
John Willett Art Director

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Scene Index

Side#1--
0. Side#1--
0. Scene Selections
1. Opening Credits. [2:33]
2. We Want You. [3:26]
3. The Family. [3:38]
4. Your New Home. [2:23]
5. Day One. [1:23]
6. Dead Lawyers. [1:47]
7. Chance Meeting. [3:28]
8. The Caymans. [4:10]
9. Family Matters. [1:51]
10. Private Matters. [1:30]
11. It's Time To Talk. [4:37]
12. The Firm Is Listening. [1:27]
13. The Death Of Love And Trust. [4:31]
14. The Plan. [6:02]
15. The Cayman Files. [3:11]
16. Killing Time. [3:17]
17. Ruth Is Right. [:30]
18. Promises Kept. [5:12]
19. End Credits. [2:02]

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