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Title Pelican brief [videorecording] / Warner Bros. Pictures presents an Alan J. Pakula film ; screenplay by Alan J. Pakula ; produced by Alan J. Pakula and Pieter Jan Brugge ; directed by Alan J. Pakula.

Imprint Burbank, Calif. : Warner Bros. Entertainment : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2009.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Pelican    ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (141 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital Dolby surround 5.1, Dolby surround stereo., dual-layer.
Language English, French or Spanish dialogue with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Cast Julie Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard, Tony Goldwyn, James B. Sikking, William Atherton, Robert Culp, Stanley Tucci, Hume Cronyn, John Lithgow.
Credits Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editors, Tom Rolf, Trudy Ship ; music composer, James Horner.
Note Based on the book by John Grisham.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1993.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for momentary language and some violence.
Summary Two Supreme Court Justices have been murdered. A lone law student turns her suspicions about the deaths into a speculative brief that sends shock waves into the highest levels of government. She finds herself embroiled in a terrifying web of intrigue extending to the highest levels of government. She writes a speculative legal brief exposing the activities of a powerful oil magnate. With the help of Gray Grantham, an investigative reporter, they suspect a good friend of the president is trying to manipulate the outcome of a trial that is now before the Supreme Court.
Subject Women law students -- United States -- Drama.
Investigative reporting -- United States -- Drama.
Legal briefs -- United States -- Drama.
Murder -- Investigation -- United States -- Drama.
Trials (Offenses against the environment) -- United States -- Drama.
DVD-Video discs.
Genre/Form Legal films.
Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Action and adventure films.
Feature films.
Added Author Pakula, Alan J., 1928-1998.
Brugge, Pieter Jan.
Roberts, Julia, 1967-
Washington, Denzel, 1954-
Shepard, Sam, 1943-2017
Heard, John, 1946-2017.
Goldwyn, Tony.
Sikking, James, 1934-
Atherton, William.
Culp, Robert, 1930-2010.
Tucci, Stanley.
Cronyn, Hume.
Lithgow, John, 1945-
Horner, James, 1953-2015.
Grisham, John. Pelican brief.
Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
Warner Bros. Entertainment.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN 1419887467
Standard No. 883929091263
Music No. 1000112616 Warner Home Video

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