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The Pelican Brief (1993)

PG-13
141 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A law student uncovers a conspiracy, putting herself and others in danger.
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Writers
John Grisham (book) | Alan J. Pakula (screenplay)
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$ 45,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 16,864,404
Gross (USA)
$ 100,768,056
Gross (World)
$ 195,268,056
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Release date
Dec 17, 1993 (United States)

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Sam Shepard
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Gavin Vereek Gavin Vereek   See fewer
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Fletcher Coal Fletcher Coal   See fewer
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William Atherton
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Robert Culp
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Stanley Tucci
Khamel Khamel   See fewer
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Hume Cronyn
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John Lithgow
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Stanley Anderson
Edwin Sneller Edwin Sneller   See fewer
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John Finn
Matthew Barr Matthew Barr   See fewer
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Richard Bauer
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