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The Pelican Brief
Directed by:
Alan J. Pakula

Directed by Alan J. Pakula, and written by Alan J. Pakula (screenplay), "The Pelican Brief" (also known as "Akte, Die", "Rapporto Pelican, Il") is a Thriller/Drama/Mystery film, released on December 17 of 1993 in the USA , starring Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard, Tony Goldwyn and William Atherton.

From the author of "The Firm" and "The Client" and the director of "Presumed Innocent" and "All The President's Men."

Who directed "The Pelican Brief":

The Pelican Brief was directed by Alan J. Pakula, an American producer, director, and writer.

Before making The Pelican Brief, Alan J. Pakula had directed Presumed Innocent, released in 1990, See You in the Morning (1989), Orphans (1987), Dream Lover (1986), Sophie's Choice (1982), and Starting Over (1979). Since, he directed The Devil's Own, released in 1997.

What was the release date of "The Pelican Brief":

The Pelican Brief was initally released in the United States on Friday, December 17, 1993. Other films released on Friday, December 17, 1993 are Beethoven's 2nd (dir. Rod Daniel) and Germinal (dir. Claude Berri). This was twenty-five (25) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, February 25, 1994 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, March 16, 1994 in France; Thursday, March 10, 1994 in Australia and on Friday, March 25, 1994 in Spain.

What is the casting of "The Pelican Brief":

At the casting of The Pelican Brief we find Julia Roberts, previously seen in The Player (1992) and Hook (1991); Denzel Washington (Much Ado About Nothing (1993), Malcolm X (1992)); Sam Shepard (Thunderheart (1992), Defenseless (1991)) [ more... ]

  • Cynthia Nixon and Christopher Murray have both also be seen in I Am the Cheese, released in 1983.
  • Sam Shepard and Denzel Washington also appeared in Safe House, released in 2012.
  • Hume Cronyn and Cynthia Nixon can be seen in Marvin's Room, released in 1996.
  • John Heard and Denzel Washington can be seen in The Great Debaters, released in 2007.

What is the Storyline of "The Pelican Brief":



Two Supreme Court justices are assassinated by the professional assassin "Sam" Khamel (Stanley Tucci).

Tulane University Law School student Darby Shaw (Julia Roberts) suspects the real motive might be simple greed, not politics. She writes a legal brief, and shows it to her law professor, mentor and lover Thomas Callahan (Sam Shepard). He gives a copy to his friend Gavin Verheek (John Heard) at the FBI.

Callahan is killed by a car bomb; Darby escapes because she would not get into the [...]

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