Search a film or person :
FacebookConnectionRegistration
The Pelican Brief is a american film of genre Drama directed by Alan J. Pakula released in USA on 16 december 1993 with Julia Roberts

The Pelican Brief (1993)

The Pelican Brief
If you like this film, let us know!
Released in USA 16 december 1993
Length 2h21
Directed by
OriginUSA
Genres Drama,    Thriller,    Action,    Crime
Rating65% 3.2991053.2991053.2991053.2991053.299105

The Pelican Brief is a 1993 legal political thriller based on the novel of the same name by John Grisham. Directed by Alan J. Pakula, the film stars Julia Roberts in the role of young law student Darby Shaw and Denzel Washington as Washington Herald reporter Gray Grantham. Music was composed by James Horner. This was the last film to feature Pakula as a producer and writer before his death.

Synopsis

Two Supreme Court justices are assassinated by the professional assassin "Sam" Khamel (Stanley Tucci).

Actors

Trailer of The Pelican Brief

Bluray, DVD

Streaming / VOD

Source : Wikidata

John Grisham

Comments


Leave comment :

Suggestions of similar film to The Pelican Brief

There are 284 films with the same actors, 15 films with the same director, 60200 with the same cinematographic genres (including 1025 with exactly the same 4 genres than The Pelican Brief), 8401 films with the same themes (including 68 films with the same 3 themes than The Pelican Brief), to have finally 70 suggestions of similar films.

If you liked The Pelican Brief, you will probably like those similar films :
The Parallax View, 1h42
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Assassinat, Films about writers, Films about journalists, Political films, Dystopian films
Actors Warren Beatty, Hume Cronyn, William Daniels, Paula Prentiss, Jim Davis, Earl Hindman
Rating71% 3.598043.598043.598043.598043.59804
TV newswoman Lee Carter (Paula Prentiss) is one of many witnesses to the public assassination of presidential candidate Senator Charles Carroll (Bill Joyce) atop the Seattle Space Needle. A waiter armed with a revolver is chased but falls to his death. Meanwhile, a second waiter, also armed, leaves the crime scene unnoticed. A Congressional special committee determines that the assassination was the work of a lone gunman.
Rollover
Rollover (1981)
, 1h56
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Romance
Themes Political films
Actors Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson, Hume Cronyn, Josef Sommer, Bob Gunton, Martha Plimpton
Rating53% 2.6581052.6581052.6581052.6581052.658105
Lee Winters is the widow of the Chairman and primary stockholder of Winterchem Enterprises, a chemical company, who is attempting to obtain financing of the purchase of a processing plant in Spain, while trying to determine why her husband was murdered.
All the President's Men, 2h18
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Historical
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Politique, Political films
Actors Robert Redford, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Robards, Jack Warden, Hal Holbrook, Jane Alexander
Rating79% 3.998733.998733.998733.998733.99873
In June 1972, a security guard (Frank Wills, playing himself) at the Watergate complex finds a door kept unlocked with tape. He calls the police, who find and arrest five burglars in the Democratic National Committee headquarters within the complex. The next morning, The Washington Post assigns new reporter Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) to the local courthouse to cover the story, which is thought to be of minor importance.
The Devil's Own, 1h51
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about religion, Films about terrorism, Transport films, Political films, Conflit nord-irlandais, Road movies, Chase films
Actors Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Margaret Colin, Treat Williams, Rubén Blades, George Hearn
Rating60% 3.0496053.0496053.0496053.0496053.049605
In 1972, eight-year-old Francis "Frankie" McGuire sees his father gunned down due to his Irish republican sympathies. In September 1992, the grown-up Frankie (Brad Pitt) and three other I.R.A. gunmen are involved in a shootout in Belfast when Special Air Service commandos attempt to capture him. 18 British military personnel are killed or wounded. One gunman is killed and another, Desmond, is wounded as Frankie and the last gunman, Sean Phelan (Paul Ronan), escape. An SAS agent asks the wounded man where Frankie is. Desmond is fatally shot by the agent after he says "up your arse". Hiding in the countryside, Frankie and his friend Martin MacDuf (David O'Hara) see a British Army helicopter circling overhead and decide they need Stinger missiles.
Sophie's Choice, 2h30
Directed by Alan J. Pakula
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about suicide, Political films, Films about Jews and Judaism
Actors Meryl Streep, Kevin Kline, Peter MacNicol, Rita Karin, Josh Mostel, Robin Bartlett
Rating75% 3.7992653.7992653.7992653.7992653.799265
In 1947, Stingo relocates to Brooklyn in order to write a novel and is befriended by Sophie Zawistowski, a Polish immigrant, and her emotionally unstable lover, Nathan Landau.
Betrayed
Betrayed (1988)
, 2h7
Directed by Costa-Gavras
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Films about racism, Political films
Actors Debra Winger, Tom Berenger, John Heard, John Mahoney, Betsy Blair, Ted Levine
Rating62% 3.1485353.1485353.1485353.1485353.148535
Set in the American Midwest, the film begins with the murder of a Jewish radio host in Chicago. FBI undercover agent Catherine Weaver (Winger), alias Katie Phillips, sets out to infiltrate a farming community, suspected of harbouring those responsible.
The Public Eye, 1h39
Directed by Howard Franklin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Mafia films, Gangster films
Actors Joe Pesci, Barbara Hershey, Stanley Tucci, Jerry Adler, Jared Harris, Richard Riehle
Rating64% 3.2470753.2470753.2470753.2470753.247075
In the 1940s Leon "Bernzy" Bernstein is a freelance crime and street photographer for the New York City tabloids, dedicated to his vivid and realistic work and his unique ability to capture shots that nobody else can. He is very confident of his skills, declaring at one point, "Nobody does what I do. Nobody".
The Deal
The Deal (2005)
, 1h47
Origin Canada
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Political films
Actors Christian Slater, Selma Blair, John Heard, Robert Loggia, Colm Feore, Angie Harmon
Rating50% 2.5050852.5050852.5050852.5050852.505085
A political thriller steeped in illegal oil trading, the Russian Mafia, and governmental cover-ups.
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, 1h53
Directed by George Clooney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Biography, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Action, Spy, Crime, Romance
Themes Spy films, Films about television, Political films
Actors Sam Rockwell, Drew Barrymore, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Rutger Hauer, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Rating66% 3.344653.344653.344653.344653.34465
Tired of being rejected by the beautiful women he lusts after, Chuck Barris (Rockwell) moves to Manhattan to become an NBC page with dreams of becoming famous in television but is eventually fired. He moves back to Philadelphia and becomes Dick Clark's personal assistant on American Bandstand in 1961. He writes the successful song "Palisades Park" and becomes romantically involved with a woman named Penny Pacino (Barrymore). Chuck is given permission to pitch the concept for The Dating Game at the American Broadcasting Company (ABC); he receives $7,500 to create a television pilot for the studio. However, ABC abandons The Dating Game in favor of Hootenanny.
The Siege
The Siege (1998)
, 1h56
Directed by Edward Zwick
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Thriller, Action, Crime
Themes Films about terrorism, Political films
Actors Denzel Washington, Annette Bening, Bruce Willis, Tony Shalhoub, David Proval, Aasif Mandvi
Rating62% 3.149583.149583.149583.149583.14958
Following the bombing of an American military installation in the Middle East (the film shows footage from the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing), the U.S. government orchestrates the capture of the mastermind believed to be behind the attack, Sheikh Ahmed bin Talal. In New York City FBI Special Agent Anthony Hubbard (Washington) and his Lebanese-American partner Frank Haddad (Shalhoub) are told of a hijacked bus, fully loaded with passengers and containing an explosive device. The bomb turns out to be a paint bomb and the terrorists manage to escape. The FBI receives demands to release the sheikh.