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John Grisham's The Rainmaker1997

John Grisham's The Rainmaker (1997)





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Francis Ford Coppola directs and scripts an exciting, star-packed adaptation of John Grisham's novel about an idealistic young attorney who takes on the case of a lifetime. Matt Damon (Good Will Hunting) plays Rudy Baylor, a rookie lawyer in over his head on a high-profile case. Opposing him: an army of seasoned legal sharks (led by Jon Voight). On Rudy's side: Deck Shifflet (Danny DeVito), a feisty "paralawyer" who specializes in flunking the bar exam. Rudy's chances are slim to none- until he uncovers a trail of corruption that might lead to the one thing that could win his case: the truth.

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Matt Damon
as Rudy Baylor
Claire Danes
as Kelly Riker
Danny DeVito
as Deck Schifflet
Jon Voight
as Leo F. Drummond
Mary Kay Place
as Dot Black
Mickey Rourke
as Bruiser Stone
Dean Stockwell
as Judge Harvey Hale
Teresa Wright
as Miss Birdie
Virginia Madsen
as Jackie Lemancyzk
Andrew Shue
as Cliff Riker
Red West
as Buddy Black
Roy Scheider
as Wilfred Keeley
Randy Travis
as Billy Porter
Danny Glover
as Judge Tyrone Kipler
Johnny Whitworth
as Donny Ray Black
Wayne Emmons
as Prince Thomas
Michael Girardin
as Everett Lufkin
Randall King
as Jack Underhall
Justin Ashforth
as F. Franklin Donaldson
Michael Keys Hall
as B. Bobby Shaw
James Cunningham
as J. Michael Floquet
Frank Clem
as Mr. Van Landel
Alan Woolf
as Kermit Aldy
Sonny Shroyer
as Delbert Birdsong
Pamela Tice Chapman
as Vera Birdsong
Trula M. Marcus
as Jewelry Saleswoman
Tony Dingman
as Bruiser's Driver
Tom Kagy
as Homicide Detective
John Yancey
as Homicide Detective
Chris Gray
as Jury Foreman
Johnetta Shearer
as Courtroom Clerk
Tammy Wendel
as Court Reporter
Nate Bynum
as Mr. McKenzie
James W. Redmond
as CNN Reporter
John Gray
as Hospital Volunteer
Billy Ray Reynolds
as Murder Scene Bystander
Mary Lester
as Murder Scene Bystander
Deborah Frazier
as St. Peter's Receptionist
Vernon Newman
as Great Benefit Salesman
Lynn Carthane
as Newscaster
Rodney Peck
as Rehab Center Desk Clerk
Bill Lunn
as Himself
Terrance Stewart
as Boy with Broken Arm
Bridget Brunner
as Bruiser's Receptionist
Mike Cody
as Tinley Britt Lawyer
Donald Polden
as Legal Commentator
Eloise Dukes
as Court Clerk
Katherine Morrow
as Deposition Court Reporter
Alex Harvey
as Bar Exam Proctor
Melissa Hurst
as Waitress at Bar
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