The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker

DVD - 1998
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A rookie lawyer in over his head on a high-profile case hires a feisty paralawyer who specializes in flunking the bar. Their chances of winning are slim to none, until they uncover a trail of corruption.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Pictures, 1998, c1997
Edition: Widescreen format
ISBN: 9780792153054
0792153057
Branch Call Number: DVD DRAMA RAI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: John Grisham's The rainmaker

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21221018293347
Nov 24, 2016

Very good Grisham movie. I was interested in seeing Matt Damon 20 years ago. Clare Danes also stars.

bluejacquet Dec 18, 2015

matt d & danny dev john grisham so eh why not?

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JackPurcell
Oct 24, 2015

Fairly decent lawyer movie.

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akirakato
Jan 14, 2015

This is a 1997 American film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the 1995 novel of the same name by John Grisham.
It is really a thought-provoking film, which looks into how the insurance company makes money, and those insurance companies in the real world are probably doing the same thing to make money.
The acting of Matt Damon as Rudy Baylor, however, is below my expectation.

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britprincess1
May 27, 2013

Particularly good film. In fact, I was surprised. It is very underrated and one of Coppola's best films. I rank it very highly and enjoyed the fight for justice. It seemed relatively realistic in the grand scheme and at no point did I feel that it was cut and dry, as if the defense must win or if the prosecution must win. It seemed equally likely that things could turn out well or not so well, and that is what made it so engaging. It was excellently acted and had some great characterization. I would definitely recommend it to others, especially anybody who likes the scrappy underdog story.

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lovinglife404
Mar 29, 2012

the first 2/3 of the movie is really great, but last 1/3 is ehhh. i love matt damon's character in this, so amazing! :)

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JWCleary
Mar 27, 2011

Good story. dull ending. Good actors playing the characters is saving grace.

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