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The Firm (1993)

A young lawyer joins a prestigious law firm only to discover that it has a sinister dark side.

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Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his company. Then, two Associates are murdered. The FBI contact him, asking him for information and suddenly his life is ruined. He has a choice - work with the FBI, or stay with the Firm. Either way he will lose his life as he knows it. Mitch figures the only way out is to follow his own plan... Written by Mark Harding <mah@imdb.com>

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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30 June 1993 (USA)  »

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$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$25,400,000, 4 July 1993, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$158,348,367

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$270,248,367
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The dog's name in the movie is 'Hearsay.' See more »

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A computer indicates it is printing to a laser printer, but a dot matrix printer is heard. See more »

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Wayne Tarrance: How about you get down on your knees and kiss my ass for not indicting you as a co-conspirator right now, you chickenshit little Harvard cocksucker?
Mitch McDeere: I haven't done anything, and you know it!
Wayne Tarrance: Who gives a fuck? I'm a federal agent! You know what that means, you lowlife motherfucker? It means you've got no rights, your life is mine! I could kick your teeth down your throat and yank 'em out your asshole, and I'm not even violating your civil rights!
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The movie was just as good as the book and had great acting.
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This movie was very good. I saw it after reading the book and was not disappointed. Tom Cruise had a decent performance, but I felt the performances of Gene Hackman, Hal Holbrook, and Wilford Brimley were especially great and put this film above most similar movies.

Brimley has never to my knowledge had a role similar to this before and he was excellent. I had not really been impressed with his acting but in this movie I definitely was.

The suspense flowed naturally and never seemed forced just to fill time. The music score was very good. The variety of settings (first Cambridge, MA, then Memphis, TN, then the Caribbean) made it more interesting, too.

I have seen it twice..once on the big screen and once on video. The book was also very good.


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