The Firm

The Firm

DVD - 2007
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A brilliant and ambitious Harvard Law grad joins a small, prosperous law firm in Memphis, and is soon confronted by FBI agents with evidence of corruption and murder within the firm.
Publisher: Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount, c2007
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9780792164968
0792164962
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama FIRM
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (154 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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lukasevansherman
Nov 21, 2017

"I'll do my best to protect you, and I know you'll do your best to protect the firm."
The first (And dare I say best?) of the many John Grisham adaptations of the 90s. It's definitely the best movie about a young lawyer you goes to work for a firm only to find out that the firm works for the mob. Tom Cruise plays Tom Cruise, the Harvard graduate who lands the job. This movie is pretty slow and long (2 1/2 hours) for a legal thriller, but does have a dynamite supporting cast that is almost Altman-esque: Gene Hackman, Jeanne Tripplehorn Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Gary Sinise, Wilford Brimley, and too many more to name. What is not so dynamite is how terrible Dave Grusin's "jazz" piano score is. They planned, but scrapped the sequel, tentatively called "Firmer" or "The Firm 2: Even Firmer."

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KevinDuJan
Sep 02, 2016

Probably one of the best movies of the early 1990s. It still holds up today, even though technology has advanced so much since then that some of the plot points would have to be reworked if this movie was ever remade. The casting on this was just genius: Tom Cruise in his prime, Wilford Brimley playing against type, Gene Hackman in one of his best roles. It's a shame they don't make legal thrillers like this anymore. The other fun thing is the soundtrack, using just a piano to make all the sounds. I remember when the movie came out there were reports on this on Entertainment Tonight and other shows: the sounds were all made by playing the piano, banging on a piano's sides like a drum, etc. It's fun listening for those touches.

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phyllis49
Mar 20, 2012

Encore

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tj_is_cool
Jul 19, 2011

Interesting but I did not like the ending.

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docjnsuss
May 14, 2011

Not one of the better film adaptations of a John Grisham novel. It's an interesting movie nevertheless. A newly minted attorney played by Tom Cruise is recruited by a prestigious law firm in Memphis. As the story unfolds, there is evidence of major corruption, even murder, by some of the firm's partners. When a job offer sounds to good to be true, it probably isn't.

dragonsnakes Mar 04, 2011

Good movie, featuring John Cruise and Gene Hackman.

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