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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 15
Cast
Tom Cruise
Gene Hackman
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Holly Hunter
Directors
Sydney Pollack
Screenwriters
David Rabe
Robert Towne
David Rayfiel
John Grisham
Running Time
155 minutes

The Firm
Tom Cruise stars in the first of many John Grisham courtroom thrillers.


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Plot
Having successfully graduated from Harvard law school, Mitch McDeere (Cruise) turns down Wall St. to work for a smaller firm with the incentive of a brand new car and house and even a generous pay rise. It's not until further down the line that McDeere begins to realise there might have been a hitch.


Verdict
With Cruise still the relative new kid on the block, he was still aiming more for the mainstream than the smaller independent films he takes risks on now. Alongside him feature a stellar supporting cast in the first of many successful and not so successful Grisham adaptations. An average movie improved by Cruise's star appeal and accomplished supporting cast.


Reviewed by Matt Mueller

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