The Pelican Brief Script

Year:1993
Director:Alan J. Pakula
Written by:Alan J. Pakula (Screenplay), John Grisham (Novel)

Script Synopsis:Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.
12741

Runaway Jury Script

Year:2003
Director:Gary Fleder
Written by:John Grisham (Novel), Brian Koppelman (Screenplay), David Levien (Screenplay), Rick Cleveland (Screenplay), Matthew Chapman (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
10753

Christmas With The Kranks Script

Year:2004
Director:Joe Roth
Written by:John Grisham (Novel), Chris Columbus (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis: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.
10563

The Chamber Script

Year:1996
Director:James Foley
Written by:John Grisham (Author), William Goldman (Screenplay), Chris Reese (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis: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...
10320

A Time To Kill Script

Year:1996
Director:Joel Schumacher
Written by:Akiva Goldsman (Screenplay), John Grisham (Novel)

Script Synopsis:A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK.
10265

The Firm Script

Year:1993
Director:Sydney Pollack
Written by:John Grisham (Novel), David Rabe (Screenplay), Robert Towne (Screenplay), David Rayfiel (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis: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...
8027

The Client Script

Year:1994
Director:Joel Schumacher
Written by:Akiva Goldsman (Screenplay), Robert Getchell (Screenplay), John Grisham (Author)

Script Synopsis:A street-wise kid, Mark Sway, sees the suicide of Jerome Clifford, a prominent Louisiana lawyer, whose current client is Barry 'The Blade' Muldano, a Mafia hit-man. Before Jerome shoots himself, he tells Mark where the body of a Senator is buried. Clifford shoots himself and Mark is found at the scene, and both the FBI and the Mafia quickly realize that Mark probably knows more than he says.
7906

The Rainmaker Script

Year:1997
Director:Francis Ford Coppola
Written by:Francis Ford Coppola (Screenplay), Michael Herr (Screenplay), John Grisham (Novel)

Script Synopsis:When Rudy Baylor (Matt Damon), a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company (represented by a ruthless Jon Voight). But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy paralegal (Danny DeVito) must open their own law firm.
7408