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The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief (1993)

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(Academy Award-winner Julia Roberts - "Ocean's Eleven", "Erin Brockovich") who finds herself embroiled in a terrifying web of intrigue extending to the highest levels of government after she writes a speculative legal brief exposing the illegal activities of a powerful oil magnate. When those close to her are killed by assassins, the young woman embarks on a desperate flight with a Washington, D.C., investigative reporter (Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Denzel Washington -- "Training Day", "Malcolm X") her only confidant and ally. Co-starring Academy Award-nominee Sam Shepard ("The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford", "The Right Stuff") and Tony Goldwyn ("The Last Samurai", "Ghost"). With Emmy and Golden Globe-winner John Lithgow ("The World According to Garp" TV's "3rd Rock from the Sun"). Directed by Alan J. Pakula ("Sophie's Choice", "All the President's Men"). "Superb! Fantastic suspense! A major thriller! Fast and exciting" (WNBC-TV).

Synopsis

(Academy Award-winner Julia Roberts - "Ocean's Eleven", "Erin Brockovich") who finds herself embroiled in a terrifying web of intrigue extending to the highest levels of government after she writes a speculative legal brief exposing the illegal activities of a powerful oil magnate. When those close to her are killed by assassins, the young woman embarks on a desperate flight with a Washington, D.C., investigative reporter (Academy Award and Golden Globe-winner Denzel Washington -- "Training Day", "Malcolm X") her only confidant and ally. Co-starring Academy Award-nominee Sam Shepard ("The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford", "The Right Stuff") and Tony Goldwyn ("The Last Samurai", "Ghost"). With Emmy and Golden Globe-winner John Lithgow ("The World According to Garp" TV's "3rd Rock from the Sun"). Directed by Alan J. Pakula ("Sophie's Choice", "All the President's Men"). "Superb! Fantastic suspense! A major thriller! Fast and exciting" (WNBC-TV).