Two Supreme Court Justices have been assassinated. One lone law student has stumbled upon the truth. An investigative journalist wants her story. Everybody else wants her dead.

  1. Alan J. Pakula

    Director, Screenplay

  2. John Grisham


Top Billed Cast

  1. Julia Roberts

    Julia Roberts

    Darby Shaw

  2. Denzel Washington

    Denzel Washington

    Gray Grantham

  3. Sam Shepard

    Sam Shepard

    Thomas Callahan

  4. John Heard

    John Heard

    Gavin Vereek

  5. Tony Goldwyn

    Tony Goldwyn

    Fletcher Cole

Full Cast & Crew

The Pelican Brief
The Pelican Brief



Status Released

Release Information

  • December 16, 1993


    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 21m

Budget $45,000,000.00

Revenue $195,268,056.00



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