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John Grisham's The Rainmaker (Special Collector's Edition)

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  • Sales Rank:52,848
  • Format:Multiple Formats, AC-3, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Languages:English (Subtitled), Spanish (Subtitled), Portuguese (Subtitled), French (Dubbed), English (Original Language), French (Original Language), English (Unknown)
  • Number Of Discs:1
  • Running Time:135 Minutes
  • Genre:Drama
  • Rating:PG-13 (Parents Strongly Cautioned)
  • Edition:Special Collector's Edition
  • Region:1
  • Discs:1
  • Aspect Ratio:2.35:1
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.2
  • Dimensions (in):7.8 x 5.8 x 0.5
  • Publication Date:May 31, 2011
  • MPN:122394
  • Model:122394
  • UPC:097361223940
  • EAN:0097361223940
  • ASIN:B000P5FH3K
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Editorial Reviews:
Matt Damon stars as an inexperienced attorney who, together with hiscrafty sidekick (DeVito), challenges corporate America in thiscompelling John Grisham tale of legal intrigue and moral bankruptcy.
When viewed from a cranky perspective, this by-the-book David vs. Goliath story doesn't offer any surprises, and it's a bit sad to watch director Francis Coppola (who also adapted John Grisham's bestseller) squandering his once-glorious talent on such conventional Hollywood fare. In a more charitable light, however, there's great pleasure to be found in Coppola's intelligent, no-nonsense handling of a plot that's every bit as involving as it is formulaic. Coppola also knows how to bring out the best in a stellar cast, and this is the movie (released in November 1997, just a few weeks before Good Will Hunting) that signaled Matt Damon's arrival as a major-league star. Damon plays Rudy Baylor, a young rookie lawyer in Memphis (location of many Grisham stories) who takes on a powerful insurance company (led by a sharklike lawyer played by Jon Voight) by representing the family of a boy who was denied potentially life-saving treatment for leukemia. Rudy also comes to the rescue of an abused wife (Claire Danes) and learns the tricks of the legal trade from a seasoned paralegal (Danny DeVito), who sees Rudy as his ticket out of the sleazeball practice run by a shady lawyer (Mickey Rourke). There's no mystery about where this plot is going, but Coppola takes us there in high style with a sharp script, and Damon strikes just the right note of naivete and strategic intelligence. When Goliath inevitably falls, this courtroom David wins fair and square. --Jeff Shannon

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