The Rainmaker (1997)

The Rainmaker – They were totally unqualified to try the case of a lifetime…but every underdog has his day.

The Rainmaker

Matt Damon————————————-Rudy Baylor
Danny DeVito————————————Deck Shifflet
Mickey Rourke———————————–Bruiser Stone
Claire Danes————————————–Kelly Riker
Jon Voight—————————————-Leo F. Drummond
Danny Glover————————————Judge Tyrone Kipler
Roy Scheider————————————-Wilfred Keeley
Virginia Madsen——————————–Jackie Lemancyzk
Dean Stockwell———————————-Judge Havey Hale

Directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola.
Based on the Novel by John Grisham.

Francis Ford Coppola writes and directs this great movie about a young new lawyer Rudy Baylor (Damon) who is thrust into the legal big leagues, when he takes on a huge insurance company during his first case. The playing field is less than level and Rudy is forced to learn on fly as he protects his clients interests. The side story with Kelly Riker (Danes), Baylors’ love interest in the movie, is a little over the top. Deck Shifflet (DeVito) shows Baylor the ropes and helps the young attorney make his way through his rough beginning. There are great performances throughout this movie and I enjoyed this story as Francis Ford Coppola told it.

Runtime: 110 Minutes

Production Budget: $N/A

Box Office
Domestic: $45,916,769
Worldwide: $45,916,769

CC Rating: 9 out of 10

Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.

If you liked this try: The Verdict, A Civil Action, Erin Brockovich.