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The Pelican Brief



137 Min

The Pelican Brief


Two Supreme Court Justices have been killed. Now a college professor, who clerked for one of the two men, who's also having an affair with one of his students, is given a brief by her, that states who probably, wanted to see these two men dead. He then gives it to one of his friends, who works for the FBI...

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Dec 17th, 1993


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The Pelican Brief

Posted: 15 years ago

A law school student finds herself on the run with a reporter when she correctly speculates the reasons for the overnight assassinations of 2 Supreme Court justices.

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- To research his role as reporter Gray Grantham, Denzel Washington spent time with Washington Post editors and reporters.

- SPOILER: Victor Mattiece, the main villain, never appears in the film.

- The rights to "The Pelican Brief" were bought before the book was even written, John Grisham had written a sample from the book and the rights were bought on the spot.

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