Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington headline and Alan J. Pakula ('Presumed Innocent') directs this first-rate thriller based on the best-selling book by John Grisham. Two Supreme Court Justices have been murdered and a lone law student (Roberts) turns her suspicions about the deaths into a speculative brief that sends shock waves into the highest levels of government. She and a determined investigative reporter (Washington) want to tell the world what they have uncovered - if they live to tell it. The race is on and these two are more than runners. They're moving targets.

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The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13

Mystery/Drama/Suspense/Thriller · 2h 21m · 6/29/1994

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Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.

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Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington headline and Alan J. Pakula ('Presumed Innocent') directs this first-rate thriller based on the best-selling book by John Grisham. Two Supreme Court Justices have been murdered and a lone law student (Roberts) turns her suspicions about the deaths into a speculative brief that sends shock waves into the highest levels of government. She and a determined investigative reporter (Washington) want to tell the world what they have uncovered - if they live to tell it. The race is on and these two are more than runners. They're moving targets.

Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Warner Bros.

Budget

$45,000,000

Revenue

$195,268,056
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Cast
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Julia Roberts

Darby Shaw
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Denzel Washington

Gray Grantham
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Sam Shepard

Thomas Callahan
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John Heard

Gavin Vereek
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Tony Goldwyn

Fletcher Coal
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James Sikking

FBI Director Denton Voyles
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William Atherton

Bob Gminski
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Robert Culp

President
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Stanley Tucci

Khamel
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Hume Cronyn

Justice Rosenberg
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John Lithgow

Smith Keen
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Anthony Heald

Marty Velmano
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Joe Chrest

Song & Dance Man from Bar
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Carol Sutton

New Orleans Policewoman
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Terrence Currier

Rosenberg's Nurse
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Teagle F. Bougere

Male University Student
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John Finn

Matthew Barr
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Nicholas Woodeson

Stump
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Norman Aronovic

Senior Washington Herald Editor
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Magee Hickey

Herself
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Jake Weber

Charles Morgan aka Garcia
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Kyle Prue

News Desk Reporter
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Joe James

Runner (voice)
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Kyle Duvall

Reporter
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Howard Shalwitz

Washington Herald Journalist
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Christopher Murray

Rupert
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Doug Coleman

Male Pursuer with Gun
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Constance Yelverton

Clerk at Sheraton Hotel
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Gene Babb

Reporter
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Helen Carey

Federal Clerk
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Michelle O'Neill

Sara Ann Morgan
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Peter Carlin

Edward Linney
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Kevin Geer

K.O. Lewis
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Shanna Connell

Tulane Law Student
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Stanley Anderson

Edwin Sneller
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Scott Jefferson

Lt. Olsen
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Edwin Newman

Himself
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Cynthia Hood

Parklane Receptionist
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Robert Pavlovich

CIA Agent Hotel Room
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Danny Kamin

Hooten
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Alan Wade

Parklane Administrator
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Beverly Brigham

Safe Deposit Teller
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Paul Morella

White & Blazevich Attorney
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Jewell Robinson

Senior Washington Herald Editor
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Sandra Quarterman

Laura Kass
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Sonny Jim Gaines

Sarge
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Jurian Hughes

White & Blazevich Receptionist
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Kim Kettle

Gavin Verheek's Wife
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Tom Quinn

Sara Ann Morgan's Father
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Karen Bralove

University Placement Clerk
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Ralph Cosham

Justice Jensen
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Carrie Boren

Reporter
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Karl Warren

Reporter
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Kim Peter Kovac

Senior Washington Herald Editor
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Franchelle Stewart Dorn

University Registrar
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Michael Port

Tulane Law Student
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James Earl Reed

Reporter
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Ed Johnson

White & Blazevich Security Guard
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Ellie K. Wang

Reporter at National Cathedral
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Cynthia Nixon

Alice Stark
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Carl Palmer

Cop in Cowboy Boots
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Harold Surratt

Parklane Security Officer
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Dick Stilwell

White & Blazevich Security
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Casey Biggs

Eric East
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Carey Varner

Female University Student
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Richard Bauer

Managing Editor
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Eliza Coleman

Female Pursuer with Gun
Crew
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Alan J. Pakula

Director
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John Grisham

Writer
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Alan J. Pakula

Writer
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Pieter Jan Brugge

Producer
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Alan J. Pakula

Producer
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Stephen Goldblatt

Cinematograpy
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Tom Rolf

Editor
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Trudy Ship

Editor
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James Horner

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The Pelican Brief

(DVD)

8/2/2011

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2/10/2009

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The Pelican Brief

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/11/2009

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The Pelican Brief

(DVD, Snapper)

6/25/1997

$10.85

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The Pelican Brief

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10/14/2014

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The Pelican Brief

(Blu-ray)

3/9/2009

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The Pelican Brief

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

The Pelican Brief

(DVD, THINpak)

1/28/2009

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