The Pelican Brief
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1993
Director: Alan J. Pakula
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 085391-298922
Running time: 2:21 (141 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, Anamorphic Widescreen 2.35:1
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: September 03, 1997
Collection type: Owned (#1362)
Status: Available
Purchase date: September 04, 2001
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 7 / 10
Review (video): 0 / 10
Overview
Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington headline and Alan J. Pakula (Presumed Innocent) directs this first-rate thriller based on the best-selling book by John Grisham.

Two Supreme Court justices have been murdered and a lone law student (Roberts) turns her suspicions about the deaths into a speculative brief that sends shock waves into the highest levels of government. She and a determined investigative reporter (Washington) want to tell the world what they have uncovered - if they live to tell it. The race is on and these two are more than runners. They're moving targets.
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Genres
Suspense/Thriller
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Warner Bros. Pictures
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Spanish  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
Jukebox
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Part 1), Main Feature (Part 2)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Alan J. Pakula....Director
Writing
John Grisham....Original Material By
Alan J. Pakula....Screenwriter
Production
Pieter Jan Brugge....Producer
Alan J. Pakula....Producer
Cinematography
Stephen Goldblatt....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Tom Rolf....Film Editor
Trudy Ship....Film Editor
Music
James Horner....Composer
Sound
James J. Sabat....Production Sound Mixer
Ron Bochar....Supervising Sound Editor
Frederic Rosenberg....Sound Editor
Richard Portman....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Rick Dior....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Mike Cerrone....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Ron Bochar....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Albert Wolsky....Costume Designer
Philip Rosenberg....Production Designer
Robert Guerra....Art Director
Carlane Passman....Costume Designer
George L. Little....Costume Designer
Conrad Brink....Visual Effects
Bob Mills....Make-up Artist
Edna M. Sheen....Make-up Artist
Neal Martz....Make-up Effects
John Nelson....Visual Effects
Cast
Julia Roberts....Darby Shaw
Denzel Washington....Gray Grantham
Sam Shepard....Thomas Callahan
John Heard....Gavin Verheek
Tony Goldwyn....Fletcher Coal
James B. Sikking....Denton Voyles
William Atherton....Bob Gminski
Robert Culp....President
Stanley Tucci....Khamel
Hume Cronyn....Justice Rosenberg
John Lithgow....Smith Keen
Anthony Heald....Marty Velmano
Nicholas Woodeson....Stump
Stanley Anderson....Edwin Sneller
John Finn....Matthew Barr
Cynthia Nixon....Alice Stark
Jake Weber....Charles Morgan (a.k.a. Garcia)
Casey Biggs....Eric East
Christopher Murray....Rupert
Sonny Jim Gaines....Sarge
Kevin Geer....K.O. Lewis
Joseph Chrest....Song and Dance Man from Bar
Richard Bauer....Managing Editor
Michelle O'Neill....Sara Ann Morgan
Peter Carlin....Edward Linney
Ralph Cosham....Justice Jensen
Terrence P. Currier....Rosenberg's Nurse
Edwin Newman....Himself
Helen Carey....Federal Clerk
Howard Shalwitz....Washington Herald Journalist
Kyle Prue....News Desk Reporter
Senior Washington Herald Editors
Jewell Robinson
Kim Peter Kovac
Norman Aronovic
Carl Palmer....Cop in Cowboy Boots
Carol Sutton....New Orleans Policewoman
Scott Jefferson....Lt. Olsen
Daniel Kamin....Hooten
CIA Agents in Hotel Room
Mark McLaughlin
Robert Pavlovich
Magee Hickey....Herself
Constance Yelverton....Clerk at Sheraton Hotel
Kim Kettle....Gavin Verheek's Wife
Ellie K. Wang....Reporter at National Cathedral
Fran Dorn....University Registrar
Karen Bralove....University Placement Clerk
Teagle F. Bougere....Male University Student
Carey Varner....Female University Student
Sandra Quarterman....Laura Kass
Cynthia Hood....Parklane Receptionist
Alan Wade....Parklane Administrator
Harold J. Surratt....Parklane Security Officer
Paul Morella....White & Blazevich Attorney
Ed Johnson....White & Blazevich Security Guard
Jurian Hughes....White & Blazevich Receptionist
Dick Stilwell....White & Blazevich Security
Tom Quinn....Sara Ann Morgan's Father
Beverly Brigham....Safe Deposit Teller
Liza Sweeney Coleman....Female Pursuer with Gun
Douglas R. Coleman....Male Pursuer with Gun
Tulane Law Students
Michael Port
Shanna Connell
Reporters
Gene Babb
Kyle D. Duvall
Karl Warren
Carrie Boren
James Earl Reed
Scott Shay....Riot Police Officer (uncredited)