The Pelican Brief Script

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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.

Runaway Jury Script

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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.

Christmas With The Kranks Script

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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.

The Chamber Script

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

Script Synopsis:Idealistic young attorney Adam Hall takes on the death row clemency case of his racist grandfather, Sam Cayhall, a former Ku Klux Klan member he has never met.

The Gingerbread Man Script

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Director:Robert Altman
Written by:John Grisham (Writer), Clyde Hayes (Screenplay)

Script Synopsis:Savannah lawyer Rick Magruder is at a party celebrating his courtroom victory defending a cop killer when a member of the catering staff, Mallory Doss, discovers her car has been stolen. Having had a few drinks, Magruder offers to give her a lift home, a decision that turns into a one night stand. Rick soon learns that her nut-case father, Dixon, seems to have begun threatening her again. Rick puts the force of his law firm behind Mallory, who he barely knows, has Dixon picked up by the police, and subpoenas the girl's belligerent ex-husband, Pete, to testify against the old man. Dixon is put away in an asylum. However, he soon escapes, putting the lives of everyone who conspired against him in jeopardy.

A Time To Kill Script

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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.

The Firm Script

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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...

The Client Script

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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.

The Rainmaker Script

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

Script Synopsis:When Rudy Baylor, 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. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy paralegal must open their own law firm.