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The Rainmaker

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Original title
The Rainmaker
Running time
135 min.
United States United States
Francis Ford Coppola (Novel: John Grisham)
Elmer Bernstein
John Toll
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Paramount Pictures / Constellation Films
Mystery. Drama | Courtroom Drama
Movie Groups
John Grisham Adaptations
Synopsis / Plot
An ageing couple whose son is dying rely on an unemployed lawyer, Rudy Baylor, to generate the funds needed for an operation which may just save his life. As time passes, Rudy cultivates a strong hatred for corporate America at the same time as falling in love with a broken young woman. Can he keep his mind on the job of saving a boy's life, or will these recent fixations prove to be too much of a distraction?
1997: Golden Globes: Nominated Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Jon Voight)
1997: National Board of Review: Top Ten Films
1997: Satellite Awards: Nominated Best Supporting Actor Drama (Danny DeVito)
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