The Rainmaker

The Rainmaker

DVD - 2007 | Special collector's ed
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Rudy is a young lawyer fresh out of college who takes the case of his life. He is the only hope of an elderly couple whose insurance company will not pay for an operation that could save their son's life. Rudy takes on this client in his first case after the head of his law office has to hide because he's wanted by the feds. He must overcome many obstacles inside and outside the courtroom as he attempts to find out what it means to be a lawyer and how far you have to go before you become a sell-out.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition: Special collector's ed
ISBN: 9781415728925
Branch Call Number: DVD RAI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (135 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: John Grisham's The rainmaker


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Nov 24, 2016

Very good Grisham movie. I was interested in seeing Matt Damon 20 years ago. Clare Danes also stars.

bluejacquet Dec 18, 2015

matt d & danny dev john grisham so eh why not?

Oct 24, 2015

Fairly decent lawyer movie.

Jan 14, 2015

This is a 1997 American film written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the 1995 novel of the same name by John Grisham.
It is really a thought-provoking film, which looks into how the insurance company makes money, and those insurance companies in the real world are probably doing the same thing to make money.
The acting of Matt Damon as Rudy Baylor, however, is below my expectation.

May 27, 2013

Particularly good film. In fact, I was surprised. It is very underrated and one of Coppola's best films. I rank it very highly and enjoyed the fight for justice. It seemed relatively realistic in the grand scheme and at no point did I feel that it was cut and dry, as if the defense must win or if the prosecution must win. It seemed equally likely that things could turn out well or not so well, and that is what made it so engaging. It was excellently acted and had some great characterization. I would definitely recommend it to others, especially anybody who likes the scrappy underdog story.

Jan 12, 2013

Very entertaining

Mar 29, 2012

the first 2/3 of the movie is really great, but last 1/3 is ehhh. i love matt damon's character in this, so amazing! :)

Mar 27, 2011

Good story. dull ending. Good actors playing the characters is saving grace.


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