The Pelican Brief

The Pelican Brief


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A law student's theory about the recent deaths of two Supreme Court justices embroils her in a far-reaching web of murder, corruption, and greed.

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JustWatch Rating 73%
IMDB 6.6 (94k)


Mystery & Thriller, Crime, Drama


2h 21min

Age rating


Production country

United States


Alan J. Pakula


Julia Roberts
Darby Shaw
Denzel Washington
Gray Grantham
Sam Shepard
Thomas Callahan
John Heard
Gavin Vereek
Tony Goldwyn
Fletcher Cole
James B. Sikking
FBI Director Denton Voyles
William Atherton
Bob Gminski
Robert Culp
The President
Stanley Tucci
Hume Cronyn
Justice Rosenberg
John Lithgow
Smith Keen
Anthony Heald
Marty Velmano
Nicholas Woodeson
Stanley Anderson
Edwin Sneller
John Finn
Matthew Barr
Cynthia Nixon
Alice Stark
Jake Weber
Curtis Morgan / Garcia
Casey Biggs
Eric East
Christopher Murray
Sonny Jim Gaines
Kevin Geer
K.O. Lewis
Joe Chrest
Song and Dance Man from Bar
Richard Bauer
Managing Editor
Ralph Cosham
Justice Jensen
Tom Quinn
Sara Ann Morgan's Father
Michelle O'Neill
Sara Ann Morgan
Edwin Newman
Helen Carey
Federal Clerk
Howard Shalwitz
Washington Herald Journalist
Carol Sutton
New Orleans Policewoman
Magee Hickey
Ellie K. Wang
Reporter at National Cathedral
Franchelle Stewart Dorn
University Registrar
Karen Bralove
University Placement Clerk
Teagle F. Bougere
Male University Student
Carey Varner
Female University Student
Sandra Quarterman
Laura Kass
Doug Coleman
Male Pursuer with Gun
Eliza Coleman
Female Pursuer with Gun
Carrie Boren
Amber Nelson
Teen Bicyclist
Kelly Lynn Richards
Greta Valenti
Kid at Parade
Jerry Van Dyke
Assistant Coach Luther Horatio Van Dam in Coach (archive footage)
Harold Surratt
Parklane Security Officer
Shanna Connell
Tulane Law Student
Michael Port
Tulane Law Student
Gene Babb
Kyle Duvall
Karl Warren
James Earl Reed
Kyle Prue
News Desk Reporter
Jurian Hughes
White & Blazevich Receptionist
Peter Carlin
Edward Linney
Terrence Currier
Rosenberg's Nurse
Jewell Robinson
Senior Washington Herald Editor
Norman Aronovic
Senior Washington Herald Editor
Carl Palmer
Cop in Cowboy Boots
Scott M. Jefferson
Lt. Olsen
Danny Kamin
Robert Pavlovich
CIA Agent in Hotel Room
Paul Morella
White & Blazevich Attorney
Dick Stilwell
White & Blazevich Security
Keith Fluker
Marianne Hettinger
Shane LeCocq
Mardi Gras Party Patron
Kimberley Roper
French Quarter Prostitute
Codie Scott
Man Partying in Quarter
William Shipman
Office Worker
Jerry Van Dyke
Assistant Coach Luther Horatio Van Dam (archive footage)