THE PELICAN BRIEF (Theatrical Release USA 1993)

 Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

The Pelican Brief—one of those films that sleeps before realizing its complete value—more than deserves its watch. Perfect casting includes Julia Roberts offset with Denzel Washington. The onscreen chemistry completely works. The script, exceptionally well-timed and written, has Director Alan Pakula to bring forth its completeness with brilliant direction.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


 Law student discovers documents that put her life and others’ lives in danger.

 Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Alan J. Pakula for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Pieter Jan Brugge and Alan J. Pakula for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Darby Shaw (Julia Roberts), Gray Grantham (Denzel Washington), Thomas Callhan (Sam Shepard), Gavin Verheek (John Heard), Fletcher Coal (Tony Goldwyn), FBI Director Denton Voyles (James Sikking), Bob Gminski (William Atherton), President (Robert Culp), Khamel (Stanley Tucci), Justice Rosenberg (Hume Cronyn), and Smith Keen (John Lithgow).


Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

 Yes. Terrific intellectual watch that requires complete involvement to follow the story. Exceptionally professional in its presentation, the movie works at the higher end level of entertainment. Great work for all involved. 

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