The movie Pelican Brief was based on the book Pelican Brief.
Movie details for Pelican Brief
The movie was released in 1993 and directed by Alan J. Pakula, who also directed Sophie's Choice (1982) and Presumed Innocent (1990). Pelican Brief was produced by Warner Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com.
Actors on this movie include Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard, Tony Goldwyn, James Sikking, William Atherton, Robert Culp, Stanley Tucci, Hume Cronyn, John Lithgow, Anthony Heald, Nicholas Woodeson, Stanley Anderson, John Finn, Cynthia Nixon, Jake Weber, Casey Biggs, Christopher Murray and Sonny Jim Gaines.
Book details for Pelican Brief
But when Thomas gets splattered by a car bomb meant for Darby, she escapes the hospital and hooks up with a Washington Post reporter, Gray Grantham, who sleuths like the guys in All the President's Men.
Grisham wishes he hadn't written The Pelican Brief quite so quickly (his first novel, A Time to Kill, went through dozens of drafts), but Pelican's very breathlessness contributes to its dreamy, cinematic chase-o-rama atmosphere.