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Release Date: May 16th, 1993

DVD Release Date: May 23rd, 2000

R|2 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
A young lawyer joins a small but prestigious law firm only to find out that most of their clients are on the wrong side of the law. The company is helping to launder mob money, get clients off charges and even murder partners who threaten to blow their cover, but when the FBI come calling to gather evidence on the lawyer's colleagues, he is caught between a rock and a hard place, juggling his life and his liberty.

Cast: Tom Cruise, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Holly Hunter, Ed Harris, Hal Holbrook, Terry Kinney, Wilford Brimley

Director: Sydney Pollack

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Paramount Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions, Davis Entertainment

Distributors: Paramount Pictures

Ratings & Reviews

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  • This is a professional machine of a movie that compresses huge amounts of information into its two and a half hours of screen time. But it's so weighed down by detail, it fails to generate any real suspense. show more

  • But with a screenplay that developed the story more clearly, this might have been a superior movie, instead of just a good one with some fine performances. show more

  • Director Sydney Pollack zapped out a taut thriller in "Three Days of the Condor". But The Firm is mostly flab, in the manner of Pollack's elephantine Havana. show more

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