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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).
Drama / Suspense
142 min
1993
PG-13
Warner Bros.
English
VUDU Community
4.0
TOMATOMETER
52%
Cast & Crew
 
Alan J. Pakula
Alan J. Pakula
Director
Julia Roberts
Julia Roberts
Darby Shaw
Denzel Washington
Denzel Washington
Gray Grantham
Sam Shepard
Sam Shepard
Thomas Callahan
John Heard
John Heard
Gavin Vereek
Tony Goldwyn
Tony Goldwyn
Fletcher Coal
James B. Sikking
James B. Sikking
FBI Director F. Denton Voyles
William Atherton
William Atherton
Bob Gminski
Robert Culp
Robert Culp
The President
Stanley Tucci
Stanley Tucci
Khamel
Hume Cronyn
Hume Cronyn
Justice Abraham Rosenberg
John Lithgow
John Lithgow
Smith Keen
Anthony Heald
Anthony Heald
Marty Velmano
Nicholas Woodeson
Nicholas Woodeson
Stump
Stanley Anderson
Stanley Anderson
Edwin Sneller
John Finn
John Finn
Matthew Barr
Richard Bauer
Richard Bauer
Managing Editor
Joseph Chrest
Joseph Chrest
Song & Dance Man from Bar
Kevin Geer
Kevin Geer
K.O. Lewis
Cynthia Nixon
Cynthia Nixon
Alice Stark
Jake Weber
Jake Weber
Charles Morgan/Garcia
Casey Biggs
Casey Biggs
Eric East
Christopher Murray
Christopher Murray
Rupert
Carol Sutton
Carol Sutton
New Orleans Policewoman
Tom Quinn
Tom Quinn
Sara Ann Morgan's Father
Pieter Jan Brugge
Pieter Jan Brugge
Producer
John Grisham
John Grisham
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