The Pelican Brief
Academy Award-winner Julia Roberts finds herself embroiled in a terrifying web of intrigue extending to the highest levels of government after she writes a speculative legal brief exposing the illegal activities of a powerful oil magnate. When those close to her are killed by assassins, the young woman embarks on a desperate flight with a Washington, D.C. investigative reporter (Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Denzel Washington), her only confidant and ally. Co-starring Academy Award-nominee Sam Shepard and Tony Goldwyn. With Emmy and Golden Globe-winner John Lithgow. Directed by Alan J. Pakula. "Superb! Fantastic suspense! A major thriller! Fast and exciting" (WNBC-TV). "An exhilarating, breathless, first-class thriller" (CBS-TV). "Perfect casting and stellar work by writer-producer-director Alan Pakula" (Variety).