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The Client [1994] [DVD]

Susan Sarandon , Tommy Lee Jones , Joel Schumacher    Suitable for 15 years and over   DVD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
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  • Actors: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Brad Renfro, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony LaPaglia
  • Directors: Joel Schumacher
  • Writers: Akiva Goldsman, John Grisham, Robert Getchell
  • Producers: Arnon Milchan, Guy Ferland, Mary McLaglen, Steven Reuther
  • Format: PAL, Subtitled
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Turkish, Hungarian, Polish, Icelandic, Arabic, Croatian, Czech, Greek
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 11 May 1998
  • Run Time: 116 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00004CWNN
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,332 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)



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

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Third adaptation of lawyer-turned-novelist John Grisham's books. When young Mark and his brother sneak off to the woods for a smoke, they stumble upon a fat mob lawyer about to commit suicide, who tells Mark where a dead body is hidden. When his brother falls into a coma, Mark is questioned by a hard-boiled FBI Attorney (Tommy Lee Jones), with only his lawyer (Susan Sarandon) battling for her young client's safety from the mob's hitmen.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Reggie to the Rescue. 23 Jun 2004
You gotta hand it to John Grisham: Nobody has the various lawyer cliches down pat as well as him - in fact, it almost seems as if he invented or at least, reinvented many of them. As in most of his thrillers, we get a whole handful in "The Client": the slimy mafia lawyer, the power-hungry politician-to-be, the self-aggrandizing ambulance-chaser, the grandfatherly judge and, of course, the motherly family law practitioner who turned to legal practice after overcoming a few troubles of her own. I think that leaves only the greedy corporate attorney, his cousin the corrupt judge and their perpetual antagonists, the starving public interest lawyer and the inquisitive student prodigy unrepresented here; but still, not a bad collection for a single thriller, even by Grisham. (And that doesn't even include the count of dumb and/or malicious cops, slick tabloid journalists and ruthless mobsters running around in this story.) But never mind: "The Client" is one of John Grisham's best-ever novels, and this movie surpasses many another big-screen adaptation of his books by several leagues. For Grisham at the top of his game is also an excellent storyteller, and in the hands of director Joel Schumacher his tale of beleaguered eleven-year-old Mark Sway who gets in trouble by becoming the reluctant last confidant of suicidal defense attorney Jerome "Romey" Clifford comes to life in spot-on and truly gripping fashion. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars A John Grisham special 10 Mar 2000
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Format:VHS Tape
Based on the John Grisham novel the film stars Tommy Lee Jones who plays a federal prosecutor only interested in getting information from a young boy who witnessed an important witnesses final moments without any regard for his welfare. Susan Sarandon steps in as a hard nosed lawyer who is intent on protecting the boy. With some great courtroom scenes this film is great for John Grisham fans and those who are after watching a good all round film.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Faithfully adapted 22 Mar 2008
A faithful adaptation of the novel. Jones and Sarandon are excellent. Sometimes the diction could have been clearer.
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By s.rasul
Most dissapointed!complety diffteren than the book!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Client 2 Mar 2014
By Kelly
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Great movie and no issues with the disc or cover. I purchased this film for a relative who asked if I knew where to get it. Would recommend the seller and shipping was reasonable too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thriller 28 Feb 2014
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Larger than life characters well acted by a headline cast, and there's plenty of suspense and action before a satisfactory ending.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Another Grisham Masterpiece 2 Feb 2014
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How does John Grisham keep writing such incredible stories. With stars such as Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones and precocious youngster Brad Renfro it was always going to be good, but this was truly outstanding
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4.0 out of 5 stars John Grisham 8 Jan 2014
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this is another good john grisham film which we really enjoyed. It is well acted through out and would recommend for fans
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