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John Grisham's The Rainmaker

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The Rainmaker (Movie - 1997)

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
135 minutes
Wide Release Date:
11/21/97
performer:
Claire Danes, Danny DeVito, Matt Damon, Jon Voight, Virginia Madsen, Mary Kay Place, Mickey Rourke, Roy Scheider, Dean Stockwell
director:
Francis Ford Coppola
Producer:
Michael Douglas
Producers:
Zoetrope
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
4719
genre:
Drama

We gave it a C

Any random episode of Law & Order would be more sophisticated than this heavy-handed, moralistic Southern-lawyer corn pone, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Grisham?s easy target: An idealistic law-school grad (Matt Damon) goes after an evil, almighty-dollar-worshiping insurance company (represented by Jon Voight as a fancy-pants attorney) that baldly refuses to take care of its policyholders. And guess what: He wins! The brand-name supporting cast includes Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, and Mickey Rourke.

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