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The exceptionally fine cast--Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, J.T. Walsh, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony Edwards, William H. Macy, Anthony LaPaglia, Ossie Davis, and Brad Renfro--goes a long way toward making The Client one of the more solidly enjoyable screen adaptations of a John Grisham southern gothic legal thriller. Teen-hearthrob Renfro is a natural, playing a kid whose life is in jeopardy after he witnesses the death of a Mob lawyer. Susan Sarandon is the attorney who decides to look after the boy; nobody can match her when it comes to playing strong and protective maternal figures (Thelma and Louise, Lorenzo's Oil, Dead Man Walking). Sarandon won her fourth Oscar nomination as best actress for this role, before finally winning the following year for Dead Man Walking. Author Grisham was so impressed with former window dresser/fashion designer/screenwriter-turned-director Joel Schumacher's work on this movie that he later asked him to direct A Time to Kill. --Jim Emerson

DVD Features

  • Color
  • Closed-captioned
  • Dolby
  • HiFi Sound
  • Widescreen

Cast

Susan SarandonReggie Love
Tommy Lee JonesRoy Foltrigg
Mary-Louise ParkerDianne Sway
Anthony LaPagliaBarry Muldano
J.T. WalshMcThune
Anthony EdwardsClint Von Hooser
Brad RenfroMark Sway
Will PattonSgt. Hardy
Bradley WhitfordThomas Fink
Anthony HealdTrumann
Kim CoatesPaul Gronke
Kimberly ScottDoreen
William H. MacyDr. Greenway
Dan CastellanetaSlick Moeller
Ron DeanJohnny Sulari

  • Genre: Drama Movies
  • Director: Joel Schumacher
  • Producer: Warner Brothers
  • Length: 119 min
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35:1
  • Theatrical Release
    North AmericaJul 20, 1994
  • Ratings
    North AmericaPG-13
    Europe15
    AustraliaM
  • DVD Release
    North AmericaFeb 4, 2003
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