John Grisham's The Rainmaker

John Grisham's The Rainmaker

A Memphis law school grad (Matt Damon) battles an insurance giant.

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John Grisham's The Rainmaker


Drama135 Mins1997PG-13

Struggling new attorney Rudy Baylor (Matt Damon) resorts to working for a shady lawyer (Mickey Rourke), where he meets paralegal Deck Shifflet (Danny DeVito). When the insurance company of Dot Black (Mary Kay Place) refuses her dying son coverage, Baylor and Shifflet team up to fight the corrupt corporation, taking on its callous lawyer (Jon Voight). Meanwhile, Baylor becomes involved with Kelly Riker (Claire Danes), an abused wife, whose husband complicates matters when he confronts Baylor.


  • Gripping
  • Emotional
  • Tense