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Release Date: July 20th, 1994

DVD Release Date: December 17th, 1997

PG-13|2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary
Fast-paced thriller, based on the John Grisham bestseller, about a boy whose life is endangered after he stumbles across vital information about a politician's murder. His lawyer is the only person offering protection from the unwanted attentions of the Mob and the FBI - but is she capable of saving his life?

Cast: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony LaPaglia, Anthony Edwards, Ossie Davis, Brad Renfro, David Speck

Director: Joel Schumacher

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: Warner Bros., Regency Enterprises, Alcor Films

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Investigation, 1990s, Pursuit, Mystery, Murder, Escape, Mother, Gripping

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Sometimes, it's exciting to watch a movie formula jell on screen-and that's what you can see happening in The Client, the latest, and best, of three successive films adapted from legal thrillers by John Grisham. show more

  • For a little while The Client seems as though it's going to be a battle of wits between the two lawyers played by Sarandon and Jones. The interplay between the two is the best thing about the movie. [20 July 1994, p.E1]

  • In effect, The Client is a clever and pliant variation on the classic Hitchcock situation that puts a kid, instead of an adult, between the authorities and villainous criminals. show more

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Winner Actress in a Leading Role
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1994)
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (1994)
Nominated Actress in a Leading Role