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The RainmakerThe film tells the story of struggling inexperienced attorney Rudy Baylor who takes on a huge fraudulent Insurance company to fight for a woman whose insurance company will not pay for an operation that could save their son's life.
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Directors of "The Rainmaker"Francis Ford CoppolaBirthdate: 7 April 1939, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Creators of "The Rainmaker"John GrishamBirthdate: 8 February 1955, Jonesboro, Arkansas, USAFrancis Ford CoppolaBirthdate: 7 April 1939, Detroit, Michigan, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Rainmaker"VarietyJune 09, 2008
Coppola has never been particularly known for his comic touch, but here he seems bent on leavening the melodrama with as many laughs as possible, and they are generally honest and well-earned.Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
This competent, anonymous legal drama (scripted by Michael Herr) is the best John Grisham adaptation yet.San Francisco ChronicleJune 18, 2002
Coppola adapted the novel himself, and he's done a good job of paring it down.Los Angeles TimesFebruary 14, 2001
Coppola has infused The Rainmaker with enough humor, character, honest emotion and storytelling style to make it one of the year's most entertaining movies.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
Francis Ford Coppola, who wrote and directed the film, has made the most of Grisham's ground-level realism.Salon.comJanuary 01, 2000
Satisfactory mainstream entertainment, with a handful of major actors in juicy minor roles tossed in for good measure.Combustible CelluloidMay 26, 2006
The Rainmaker is easily the best of the Grisham movies so far, and it has touches of excellence, but it's a routine work.Reeling ReviewsApril 09, 2005
It's an intelligent film that doesn't cater to the usual eye-candy we face during the holiday season and is one of the best adaptations of a Grisham novel.Looking CloserDecember 06, 2004
The overbearing soundtrack, unimaginative cinematography, and indulgently tear-jerking ending ... this all adds up to a surprisingly derivative movie from Coppola.rec.arts.movies.reviewsMay 07, 2004
A good example of a talented filmmaker making a small miracle out of a film that was destined for drowning in mediocrity.Ozus' World Movie ReviewsFebruary 06, 2004
The Rainmaker aside from being competently made is not something that stands out for being fresh.Film Quips OnlineFebruary 08, 2003
Grisham and Coppola (who also adapted the story for the screen) attempt to show us a piece of life, and though the lesson is a bit heavy-handed at times, it does capture the fact that things just don't always work out perfectly in the end.
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