The Rainmaker (1997)


(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.

Constellation Entertainment, Douglas/Reuther Productions,

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 ,

Golden Globe Awards 1997


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