The Rainmaker (1997)

BB

(out of 5)


 preceded his Good Will Hunting Oscar win with this unbalanced John Grisham adaptation about a young lawyer newly out of school.  He takes on a David vs. Goliath case when he represents a seriously ill young man who has been mistreated by a giant medical company. Damon is appropriately innocent, fresh as a puppy and just as eager to please, but the subplot involving  and abusive boyfriend  is ridiculous to the point of hilarity. Francis Ford Coppola directed both this ardent crowd-pleaser and Jack when his proposed project of bringing Jack Kerouac’s On The Road fell through.  Look for  in a small role, wearing a really bad sweater.


USA, 1997

Directed by

Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola, narration by , based on the novel by

Cinematography by

Produced by , ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,


Cast Tags:  , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,, , , , , , , , , , , , ,, ,


Golden Globe Award Nomination
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Jon Voight)

National Board Of Review Award
Top Ten Films


Rainmaker

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