Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.
99mDirector: Joe RothWriter: John Grisham (novel), Chris Columbus (screenplay)Actors: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, M. Emmet WalshLanguage: English, SpanishAwards: 3 wins & 4 nominations.Genre: Comedy, FamilyFormat: movie
Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a past ..... and their own agenda.
127mDirector: Gary FlederWriter: John Grisham (novel), Brian Koppelman (screenplay), David Levien (screenplay), Rick Cleveland (screenplay), Matthew Chapman (screenplay)Actors: John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel WeiszLanguage: English, French, ItalianAwards: 1 win & 3 nominations.Genre: Crime, Drama, ThrillerFormat: movie
A young boy, his family, and the migrant workers they hire to work their cotton farm struggle against difficult odds to raise and sell the crop. Meanwhile, the boy dreams of living in better conditions. However, with this particularly tough farming season, the boy learns that his challenges guide him in discovering who he really is.
97mDirector: Alfonso ArauWriter: Patrick Sheane Duncan (teleplay), John Grisham (novel), John GrishamActors: Scott Glenn, Arija Bareikis, Robert Sean Leonard, Melinda DillonLanguage: EnglishAwards: Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations.Genre: Drama, FamilyFormat: movie
Rudy Baylor is a jobless young attorney. However, he is also the only hope of an elderly couple whose insurance company will not pay for an operation that could save their son's life. In this judicial drama, Rudy learns to hate corporate America as he falls in love with a battered young married woman. Will he be up to the task?
135mDirector: Francis Ford CoppolaWriter: John Grisham (novel), Francis Ford Coppola (screenplay), Michael Herr (narration)Actors: Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, Jon VoightLanguage: EnglishAwards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations.Genre: Crime, Drama, ThrillerFormat: movie
Having survived the hatred and bigotry that was his Klansman grandfather's only legacy, young attorney Adam Hall seeks at the last minute to appeal the old man's death sentence for the murder of two small Jewish boys 30 years before. Only four weeks before Sam Cayhall is to be executed, Adam meets his grandfather for the first time in the Mississippi prison which has held him since the crime. The meeting is predictably tense when the educated, young Mr. "Hall" confronts his venom-spewing elder, Mr. "Cayhall," about the murders. The next day, headlines run proclaiming Adam the grandson who has come to the state to save his grandfather, the infamous Ku Klux Klan bomber. While the old man's life lies in the balance, Adam's motivation in fighting this battle becomes clear as the story unfolds. Not only does he fight for his grandfather, but perhaps for himself as well. He has come to heal the wounds of his own father's suicide, to mitigate the secret shame he has always felt for the genetic fluke which made this man his grandfather, and to bring closure -- one way or another -- to the suffering the old man seems to have brought to everyone he has ever known. But, would mercy soften his grandfather's heart?
113mDirector: James FoleyWriter: John Grisham (novel), William Goldman (screenplay), Phil Alden Robinson (screenplay)Actors: Chris O'Donnell, Gene Hackman, Faye Dunaway, Robert ProskyLanguage: EnglishAwards: 2 nominations.Genre: Crime, Drama, ThrillerFormat: movie
In Canton, Mississippi, 10-year-old Tonya Hailey is viciously brutalized by two white racist rednecks -- James Louis "Pete" Willard and Billy Ray Cobb. Almost immediately after Tonya is found and rushed to a hospital, Pete and Billy Ray are found at a roadside bar, where they had been bragging about what they did to Tonya. Tonya's understandably distraught and enraged father, Carl Lee Hailey, remembers a case from a year ago, when four white men raped an African-American girl in a nearby town, and got acquitted. Carl is determined to not let that happen in this case. While deputy Dwayne Powell Looney is escorting Pete and Billy Ray up a flight of stairs to a court room, Carl emerges from the building's basement with an assault rifle, and he kills Pete and Billy Ray for what they did to Tonya. Carl is later arrested at his house by African-American sheriff Ozzie Walls, and Carl is scheduled to be placed on trial. Despite the efforts of the NAACP and local African-American leaders to persuade Carl to choose some of their high-powered attorneys, Carl wants to be represented by his friend Jake Tyler Brigance, who has a wife named Carla and a daughter named Hannah. Presiding over the trial is white judge Omar Noose, and the prosecution attorney is Rufus Buckley, who would like nothing more than to win the case and swim in the publicity that a win would generate, because Rufus realizes that a murder conviction could help him gain higher office. Helping Jake on the case are his former law professor Lucien Wilbanks, fellow attorney Harry Rex Vonner, and law student Ellen Roark. Ellen has had experience with death penalty cases, and that's exactly what Rufus may be seeking. To start things off, Noose denies bail and denies Jake's petition for a change of venue. Carl has also been fired from his job. Billy Ray Cobb's brother Freddie Lee Cobb wants revenge on Carl, so Freddy gets the help of the Mississippi branch of the KKK, led by Mississippi grand dragon Stump Sisson. Carl's wife Gwen tells Carl that a doctor has said that because of Pete and Billy Ray, Tonya's reproductive organs are damaged enough to where she won't be able to have kids when she grows up. That night, a KKK member is found trying to plant a bomb under Jake's porch. Jake's secretary Ethel Twitty and her husband Bud are also attacked by the KKK. Still, Jake, Harry, Lucien, and Ellen continue to help Carl. On the day the trial begins, there is a riot outside the court building between the KKK and the area's African-American residents, and Stump Sisson is killed by a molotov cocktail that was dropped from a roof by one of Carl's sons, who was not seen dropping it. Freddy and the KKK start burning crosses throughout Canton, and one of the crosses burns Jake's house down while Jake and his family are not home. As a result, the National Guard is called to Canton to keep the peace during the trial. But Freddy is not about to let that stop him. While Freddy continues his efforts to get revenge on Carl for Billy Ray's death, Carl's attorneys put everything they've got into Carl's defense.
149mDirector: Joel SchumacherWriter: John Grisham (novel), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay)Actors: Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, Kevin SpaceyLanguage: EnglishAwards: Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 7 wins & 11 nominations.Genre: Crime, Drama, ThrillerFormat: movie
This series was based on the book by John Grisham about Reggie Love, a lawyer, who just started her practice and is also a recovering alcoholic which was made into a movie starring Susan Sarandon. Now Jobeth Williams is playing the part of Reggie. Her adversary in the movie, Roy Foltrig is also there. Only their relationship is not as adversarial as it was in the movie. Reggie occasionally calls on Roy for help, and at other times drives him crazy with high standards of ethics. Also Reggie is trying to convince her ex-husband to allow her access to her children.
60mWriter: Judith Paige MitchellActors: JoBeth Williams, John Heard, Polly Holliday, David Barry GrayLanguage: EnglishAwards: 2 nominations.Genre: Crime, Drama, ThrillerFormat: series
Mark Sway is an 11 year old boy who lives with his mother and brother in a trailer. One day he and his brother are hanging out when a car pulls over beside them. The driver then sticks a hose in his exhaust and puts the other end into the car. Mark pulls it out. But the man sees him and grabs him and takes inside the car. The man talks to Mark then later shoots himself. The shock sends Mark's brother into a catatonic state. The police question him and slips out some stuff that makes them think he's saying more than he knows. Roy Foltrigg, a prosecutor with political ambitions tells Mark he wants to talk to him tomorrow. Mark feeling that he needs a lawyer, sees Reggie Love. Mark tells her about the man who killed himself. Reggie tells him he's a mob lawyer. And one of his clients is a member of a mob family who is suspected of killing a Senator who was trying to take down his family. But because the Senator's body is missing, they can't prosecute him. Reggie thinks Foltrigg thinks the lawyer told Mark where the body is which is why he wants to speak to him. Mark goes to meet Roy and when he threatens him, Mark steps out then Reggie comes in with a recording of his conversation with Mark telling him that made several violations. In the meantime, the mobster is told by the head of the family to take care of Mark. So he threatens Mark. Mark doesn't know what to do and learns that Reggie has some secrets of her own and is uncertain if he can trust her.
119mDirector: Joel SchumacherWriter: John Grisham (novel), Akiva Goldsman (screenplay), Robert Getchell (screenplay)Actors: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony LaPagliaLanguage: EnglishAwards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 3 nominations.Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, ThrillerFormat: movie
Two Supreme Court Justices have been killed. Now a college professor, who clerked for one of the two men, who's also having an affair with one of his students, is given a brief by her, that states who probably, wanted to see these two men dead. He then gives it to one of his friends, who works for the FBI. When the FBI director reads it, he is fascinated by it. One of the president's men who read it, is afraid that if it ever got out, the president could be smeared. So, he advises the president to tell the director to drop it, which he does. But later the professor and the girl were out and he was drunk and when he refused to give her the keys she stepped out of the car. When he started it, it blew up. She then discovers that her place has been burglarized and what was taken were her computer and her disks. Obviously, her brief has someone agitated. She then turns to her boyfriend's friend at the FBI, he agrees to come meet her but before he does someone shoots him and takes his place. At the meeting, he was about to kill her when someone shoots him. She then decides to turn to Gray Grantham, an investigative reporter, who was contacted by someone who says he has info on the killings but backed out at the last minute. He then meets her and tells her what her brief is, and basically, the man she suspects is a good friend of the president, who is trying to manipulate the outcome of a trial that is now before the Supreme Court. Grantham tells her that her brief can harm the president and all what they have are theories, he asks her to help him but she wants to leave the country. Then Grantham's editor tells him that they have nothing; that he should drop cause the man she implicated is extremely powerful. Grantham's about to drop it when she says that she will help him. But can they stay alive?
141mDirector: Alan J. PakulaWriter: John Grisham (book), Alan J. Pakula (screenplay)Actors: Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John HeardLanguage: EnglishAwards: 1 win & 2 nominations.Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, ThrillerFormat: movie
Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his company. Then, two Associates are murdered. The FBI contact him, asking him for information and suddenly his life is ruined. He has a choice - work with the FBI, or stay with the Firm. Either way he will lose his life as he knows it. Mitch figures the only way out is to follow his own plan...
154mDirector: Sydney PollackWriter: John Grisham (novel), David Rabe (screenplay), Robert Towne (screenplay), David Rayfiel (screenplay)Actors: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Hal HolbrookLanguage: EnglishAwards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.Genre: Drama, Mystery, ThrillerFormat: movie
"The Street Lawyer," based on John Grisham's book about an attorney who leaves his high-priced firm to work for the less fortunate.
60mDirector: Paris BarclayWriter: John Grisham (characters), Brian Koppelman, David LevienActors: Eddie Cibrian, Mario Van Peebles, KaDee Strickland, James Le GrosLanguage: EnglishGenre: DramaFormat: movie
Based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham, "The Firm" is a new drama series that continues the story of attorney Mitchell McDeere who, as a young associate 10 years earlier, had brought down the prestigious Memphis law firm of Bendini, Lambert & Locke, which had been operating as a front for the Chicago mob. After a difficult decade, which included a stay in the Federal Witness Protection Program, McDeere and his family now emerge from isolation to reclaim their lives and their future -- only to find that past dangers are still lurking and new threats are everywhere.
60mWriter: Lukas ReiterActors: Josh Lucas, Callum Keith Rennie, Molly Parker, Juliette LewisLanguage: EnglishAwards: 11 nominations.Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, ThrillerFormat: series