The Rainmaker



When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy paralegal must open their own law firm.

  1. Francis Ford Coppola

    Director, Screenplay

  2. John Grisham


  3. Michael Herr


Top Billed Cast

  1. Matt Damon

    Matt Damon

    Rudy Baylor

  2. Danny DeVito

    Danny DeVito

    Deck Shifflet

  3. Jon Voight

    Jon Voight

    Leo F. Drummond

  4. Claire Danes

    Claire Danes

    Kelly Riker

  5. Mary Kay Place

    Mary Kay Place

    Dot Black

Full Cast & Crew

The Rainmaker
The Rainmaker



Status Released

Release Information

  • November 18, 1997


    Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Films given this rating may contain sexual content, brief or partial nudity, some strong language and innuendo, humor, mature themes, political themes, terror and/or intense action violence. However, bloodshed is rarely present. This is the minimum rating at which drug content is present.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 15m

Budget $40,000,000.00

Revenue $45,916,769.00



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