Movie 'The Pelican Brief'

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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.

Germany German (Deutsch)

Die Akte
  • a.k.a. Die Akte - The Pelican Brief
  • Die Akte

Die Jurastudentin Darby Shaw mutmaßt in einer Abhandlung über die Ermordung zweier Richter des Obersten Gerichtshofs und die potentiellen Nutznießer dieser Tat. Ihr Freund und Rechtsprofessor Thomas Callahan übergibt das Dokument einem Bekannten, der für das FBI und die Regierung arbeitet. Darby scheint mit ihren Vermutungen genau ins Schwarze getroffen zu haben – nur knapp entkommt sie einem Mordanschlag, bei dem Thomas ums Leben kommt. Auf der Flucht vor ihren Verfolgern erhält Darby Unterstützung von dem Reporter Gray Grantham, mit dem sie der Verschwörung auf den Grund geht.

France French (Français)

L'affaire Pélican

Deux magistrats de la Cour Suprême sont assassinés sans que ni la CIA ni le FBI n'en trouvent la raison. Lancée sur l'enquête par son mari, Darby Shaw réunit sur ce qu'elle baptise L'affaire Pélican un dossier explosif. Tandis que le journaliste Grantham enquête en parallèle, la Maison Blanche semble fort embarrassée par le dossier Pélican

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Il rapporto Pelican

Darby Shaw, che si sta per laureare in giurisprudenza, si mette a studiare un caso: la morte, avvenuta la stessa notte, di due giudici della Corte suprema e formula un'ipotesi inquietante. Il suo docente, nonché amante, con cui si è confidata, viene anch'egli ucciso; un giornalista di colore l'aiuta a sfuggire ai molti che vogliono farle la pelle. Le sue teorie si rivelano esatte e spingono i mandanti degli assassini a ordinare l'eliminazione della donna. Gli assassini non le danno tregua.

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
judge
legal thriller
mission of murder
professor
supreme court
Genres
Crime
Drama
Mystery
Thriller
Languages
English
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
United States of America Warner Bros. Pictures
Release Dates
United States of America English: Theatrical PG-13
United Kingdom English: Theatrical 12
Australia English: Theatrical M
Germany German (Deutsch): Theatrical 12
France French (Français): Theatrical
Ratings
TMDb 64% · 696 (more information on website)
IMDb 66% · 70,782 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 53% (more information on website)
metacritic 50% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Darby ShawJulia Roberts
Gray GranthamDenzel Washington
Thomas CallahanSam Shepard
Gavin VereekJohn Heard
Fletcher ColeTony Goldwyn
FBI Director Denton VoylesJames Sikking
Bob GminskiWilliam Atherton
The PresidentRobert Culp
KhamelStanley Tucci
Justice RosenbergHume Cronyn
Smith KeenJohn Lithgow
Marty VelmanoAnthony Heald
StumpNicholas Woodeson
Edwin SnellerStanley Anderson
Matthew BarrJohn Finn
Alice StarkCynthia Nixon
Curtis Morgan / GarciaJake Weber
Eric EastCasey Biggs
RupertChristopher Murray
SargeSonny Jim Gaines
K.O. LewisKevin Geer
Song and Dance Man from BarJoe Chrest
Managing EditorRichard Bauer
Justice JensenRalph Cosham
Sara Ann Morgan's FatherTom Quinn

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtArt DirectionRobert Guerra
Production DesignPhilip Rosenberg
Property MasterThomas Saccio
Set DecorationLisa Fischer
Rick Simpson
CameraCamera OperatorDick Mingalone
Director of PhotographyStephen Goldblatt
Steadicam OperatorTed Churchill
Still PhotographerKen Regan
Costume & Make-UpCostume DesignAlbert Wolsky
CrewStunt CoordinatorDoug Coleman
DirectingDirectorAlan J. Pakula
Script SupervisorDianne Dreyer
EditingEditorTom Rolf
Trudy Ship
First Assistant EditorKelly Irvine
LightingRigging GafferJohn Shoemaker
ProductionAssociate ProducerDonald Laventhall
CastingAlixe Gordin
ProducerAlan J. Pakula
Pieter Jan Brugge
Unit Production ManagerCelia D. Costas
SoundBoom OperatorLouis Sabat
Dialogue EditorMagdaline Volaitis
Marissa Littlefield
Robert Hein
Original Music ComposerJames Horner
Production Sound MixerJames Sabat
Sound Re-Recording MixerMichael J. Cerone
Richard Portman
Rick Dior
Ron Bochar
Supervising Sound EditorRon Bochar