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The Rainmaker
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw:On Video Saw at/with: in New Hampshire with the Olsen Party
Rating: Year: 1997 Category: Drama
Director: Francis Ford Coppola Time: 135 min. Writer: Frances Ford Coppola

Mine: Good tight legal drama. Good performances all around.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: Solid, surefooted adaptation of John Grisham's best-seller about an idealistic lawyer, fresh from school, who goes to work for a shameless ambulance-chaser, but focuses on the case most important to him: exposing an insurance company's refusal to pay a claim for a young man who is dying of leukemia. In the midst of this, he finds himself falling in love with a battered woman. Cast to perfection, and filmed on location in Memphis... the finale, though, seems curiously subdued. Coproduced by Michael Douglas. Officially titled JOHN GRISHAM'S THE RAINMAKER. Panavision.
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