Overall Rank: 5013
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 74
Theatrical Release Date: 11/21/1997
Genre: Crime, Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Actors: Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Claire Danes, Jon Voight, Mary Kay Place, Dean Stockwell
Plot: A young lawyer takes on corporate America when he helps an elderly couple against an insurance giant after their son is denied payment for medical help. -- Chris Kavan
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mitchellyoung - wrote on 02/08/2012
For a director with a pedigree like FFC, you'd think he'd make a movie with more nuanced and interesting characters than the Rainmaker has to offer. It's slickly directed and acted, but there's something empty in the way the plot and scenes unfold in standard, uninteresting legal drama fashion. We've seen this movie so many times before.
Freddie - wrote on 08/06/2010
Good movie. It's like a serious version of My Cousin Vinny.
sapien - wrote on 02/18/2010
This was really Matt Damon's year. He had both this movie and "Good Will Hunting" in the same year.
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TheWolf - wrote on 08/17/2007
This was a great film. I have to get that out in the open right away. This film didn't really make it on the big screen, it was more of an indie picture, and it was a great choice for Matt Damon, he hadn't quite hit his success with Good Will Hunting at the time, and yet he works out well in this movie along side Danny Devito. While Devito's name may be slightly jaded these days as he hasn't put out any spectacular films lately, The Rainmaker is one film that just does an amazing job from start to finish.
Damon plays Rudy Baylor, a Memphis St. Law School graduate who can't seem to find a job anywhere, until he meets "Bruiser" Stone (Mickey Rourke). Stone is an ambulance chaser, who does whatever it takes, legal or not, to win a case. Rudy, as most law students are when they graduate, …
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