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Rainmaker, The (1997) Movie Information

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Francis Ford Coppola


Matt Damon
Danny DeVito
Claire Danes
Jon Voight
Mary Kay Place
Dean Stockwell





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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 02/08/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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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.

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Freddie 08/06/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Good movie. It's like a serious version of My Cousin Vinny.

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sapien 02/18/2010 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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This was really Matt Damon's year. He had both this movie and "Good Will Hunting" in the same year.

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08/17/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Simply awesome!

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, wan...

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