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The Firm Movie Review Summary

Actors: Tom Cruise, Gene Hackman

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Top law school graduate Mitch McDeere is lured to Memphis by the firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke with, among other goodies, a starting salary of $100,000 and a new Mercedes. But soon two associates are murdered, and the FBI contacts Mitch: He must work for them or stick by the ominous firm. Either way he's dead, professionally, and maybe even bodily. This slick 1993 dramatization of John Grisham's mega-seller, directed by vet Sydney Pollack with a script worked on by playwright David Rabe and award-winning scenarist Robert Towne, is a bit long and gets a little hard to follow toward the end. But it has a great cast (Holly Hunter, David Strathairn, Gary Busey, and Paul Sorvino back up the leads), and Cruise and Tripplehorn look real good.
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus



Mitch McDeere (Tom Cruise) has just finished law school and has taken a job with a fancy law firm in Memphis, Tennessee. It seems to be everything he could want with great benefits. He soon finds out that all is not right. The only men that have ever left the firm did so because they died. Other things are going on and soon he is fighting for his life to escape the lawyers, whose biggest client turns out to be the Chicago mob.
The review of this Movie prepared by BethG








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 50%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Criminal enemy is...    -   law enforcement gone bad Legal Thriller Plotlets:    -   investigating murder of lawyer(s)    -   fighting evil law firm    -   story of crooked lawyer

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Southeast City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   resort/hotel    -   building

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing Is this movie based on a    -   book

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