The Firm

The Firm

DVD - 2000
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A brilliant and ambitious Harvard Law grad joins a small, prosperous law firm in Memphis, and is soon confronted by FBI agents with evidence of corruption and murder within the firm.
Publisher: [Hollywood, Calif.] : Paramount, c2000
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780792164951
Branch Call Number: DVD Firm
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Mar 05, 2020

Produced and directed by Sydney Pollack in 1993 based on the 1991 novel by John Grisham, this American legal thriller depicts the life of Mitch McDeere, a young lawyer from Harvard Law School, as well as the problems with his law firm.
With a well-crafted script, this film turns out a gripping and engaging thriller while making you wonder what will happen next with unexpected twists and turns.

Nov 24, 2019

These “oldies” are much better than 80% of movies that we watched after 2010....

Mar 05, 2019

Great adaptation featuring Tom Cruise and Wilford Brimley.

Sep 05, 2018

Tom Cruise is at his cruisey-est in this fantasy/legal thriller. Expect plot twists that make no sense, big suits, scenes that could be cut, and running. Lots and lots of running. Holly Hunter and Gene Hackman are standouts, but otherwise feel free to fast forward.

Nov 21, 2017

"I'll do my best to protect you, and I know you'll do your best to protect the firm."
The first (And dare I say best?) of the many John Grisham adaptations of the 90s. It's definitely the best movie about a young lawyer you goes to work for a firm only to find out that the firm works for the mob. Tom Cruise plays Tom Cruise, the Harvard graduate who lands the job. This movie is pretty slow and long (2 1/2 hours) for a legal thriller, but does have a dynamite supporting cast that is almost Altman-esque: Gene Hackman, Jeanne Tripplehorn Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Gary Sinise, Wilford Brimley, and too many more to name. What is not so dynamite is how terrible Dave Grusin's "jazz" piano score is. They planned, but scrapped the sequel, tentatively called "Firmer" or "The Firm 2: Even Firmer."

Sep 02, 2016

Probably one of the best movies of the early 1990s. It still holds up today, even though technology has advanced so much since then that some of the plot points would have to be reworked if this movie was ever remade. The casting on this was just genius: Tom Cruise in his prime, Wilford Brimley playing against type, Gene Hackman in one of his best roles. It's a shame they don't make legal thrillers like this anymore. The other fun thing is the soundtrack, using just a piano to make all the sounds. I remember when the movie came out there were reports on this on Entertainment Tonight and other shows: the sounds were all made by playing the piano, banging on a piano's sides like a drum, etc. It's fun listening for those touches.

Mar 20, 2012


Jul 19, 2011

Interesting but I did not like the ending.

May 14, 2011

Not one of the better film adaptations of a John Grisham novel. It's an interesting movie nevertheless. A newly minted attorney played by Tom Cruise is recruited by a prestigious law firm in Memphis. As the story unfolds, there is evidence of major corruption, even murder, by some of the firm's partners. When a job offer sounds to good to be true, it probably isn't.


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