- Original title
- Running time
- 116 min.
- United States
Akiva Goldsman, Robert Getchell (Novel: John Grisham)
Tommy Lee Jones,
William H. Macy,
Warner Bros. / Regency Enterprises
Mystery. Drama | Courtroom Drama. Mafia
- Movie Groups
John Grisham Adaptations
- Synopsis / Plot
- In this taut legal drama a trailer park kid witnesses the suicide of a mob
lawyer and is pursued by authorities trying to find out if he knows
anything. In an attempt to protect himself, the 11 year-old hires a feisty
female attorney who takes up his case and develops a bond with him. Based on
the novel by John Grisham. Academy Award Nominations: Best Actress--Susan
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Actress (Susan Sarandon)
: BAFTA Awards: Best Actress (Susan Sarandon)
: Screen Actors Guild (SAG): Nominated for Best Actress (Susan Sarandon)
1994: Chicago Film Critics Association: Nom. Most Prom. Actor (Brad Renfro)
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