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The Resource The pelican brief, Warner Bros. Pictures presents an Alan J. Pakula film ; produced by Alan J. Pakula and Pieter Jan Brugge ; directed by Alan J. Pakula ; screenplay by Alan J. Pakula

The pelican brief, Warner Bros. Pictures presents an Alan J. Pakula film ; produced by Alan J. Pakula and Pieter Jan Brugge ; directed by Alan J. Pakula ; screenplay by Alan J. Pakula

Label
The pelican brief
Title
The pelican brief
Statement of responsibility
Warner Bros. Pictures presents an Alan J. Pakula film ; produced by Alan J. Pakula and Pieter Jan Brugge ; directed by Alan J. Pakula ; screenplay by Alan J. Pakula
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Two Supreme Court Justices have been murdered. A lone law student turns her suspicions about the deaths into a speculative brief that sends shock waves into the highest levels of government. She finds herself embroiled in a terrifying web of intrigue extending to the highest levels of government. She writes a speculative legal brief exposing the activities of a powerful oil magnate. With the help of Gray Grantham, an investigative reporter, they suspect a good friend of the president is trying to manipulate the outcome of a trial that is now before the Supreme Court
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Stephen Goldblatt ; editors, Tom Rolf, Trudy Ship ; music composer, James Horner
Intended audience
MPAA rating: PG-13; for momentary language, and some violence
Language note
In English (5.1), French or Spanish (stereo.) dialogue, with optional English, French or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Julia Roberts, Denzel Washington, Sam Shepard, John Heard, Tony Goldwyn, James B. Sikking, William Atherton, Robert Culp, Stanley Tucci, Hume Cronyn, John Lithgow
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1928-1998
  • 1967-
  • 1954-
  • 1943-2017
  • 1945-
  • 1934-
  • 1930-2010
  • 1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Pakula, Alan J.
  • Brugge, Pieter Jan
  • Roberts, Julia
  • Washington, Denzel
  • Shepard, Sam
  • Heard, John
  • Goldwyn, Tony
  • Sikking, James
  • Atherton, William
  • Culp, Robert
  • Tucci, Stanley
  • Cronyn, Hume
  • Lithgow, John
  • Horner, James
  • Grisham, John
  • Warner Bros. Pictures (1969- )
  • Warner Bros. Entertainment
  • Warner Home Video (Firm)
Runtime
141
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women law students
  • Investigative reporting
  • Legal briefs
  • Murder
  • Trials (Offenses against the environment)
  • Investigative reporting
  • Legal briefs
  • Murder
  • Trials (Offenses against the environment)
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Women law students
  • United States
Technique
live action
Label
The pelican brief, Warner Bros. Pictures presents an Alan J. Pakula film ; produced by Alan J. Pakula and Pieter Jan Brugge ; directed by Alan J. Pakula ; screenplay by Alan J. Pakula
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Based on the book by John Grisham
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1993
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (141 min.)
Isbn
9781419887468
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929091263
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)466429992
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen; Dolby Digital Dolby surround 5.1, Dolby surround stereo., dual-layer
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The pelican brief, Warner Bros. Pictures presents an Alan J. Pakula film ; produced by Alan J. Pakula and Pieter Jan Brugge ; directed by Alan J. Pakula ; screenplay by Alan J. Pakula
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • Based on the book by John Grisham
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1993
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (141 min.)
Isbn
9781419887468
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929091263
Other physical details
sound, color
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)466429992
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen; Dolby Digital Dolby surround 5.1, Dolby surround stereo., dual-layer
Terms governing use
This DVD is copy protected
Video recording format
DVD

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