The Firm

Synopsis: Mitch McDeere is a young man with a promising future in Law. About to sit his Bar exam, he is approached by 'The Firm' and made an offer he doesn't refuse. Seduced by the money and gifts showered on him, he is totally oblivious to the more sinister side of his company. Then, two Associates are murdered. The FBI contact him, asking him for information and suddenly his life is ruined. He has a choice - work with the FBI, or stay with the Firm. Either way he will lose his life as he knows it. Mitch figures the only way out is to follow his own plan...
Director(s): Sydney Pollack
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 5 nominations.
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154 min

- It`s seaIed.

- I guessed.

- What?

- Yeah, but I`m a good guesser.

PIus a 5% increase

the second year.

- Why?

- ``Why``?

- Whose side are you on anyway?

- Yours.

PIus bonuses,

a Iow-interest mortgage.

A home with grass around it?

They want to fIy us down

to Memphis for a visit.

Been in one Iimo,

you`ve been in them aII.

Bye. See you Iater, Your Honour.

Hey, Mitch.

Come on. Associates first,

then Iunch with the partners

in our private dining room.

He`s our number-one

draft pick, so to speak,

and he`s being romanced

by the big boys

from New York and Chicago

and everywhere eIse,

so we have to seII him

on our IittIe firm in Memphis.

MeanwhiIe, he`s going

to try not to be embarrassed

whiIe I teII you he`s graduating

from Harward with honours.

No one`s divorced in the firm?

- No one`s divorced in the firm.

- ImpossibIe.

No bacheIors, either.

- What about women?

- They had one once.

OnIy one?

Yeah, AIice Krauss.

WobbIed around on high heeIs.

Affirmative action on stiIts.

AII white, aII maIe,

aII married, huh?

- What`s this?

- There he goes.

It`s different

from the Northeast.

The pace, we`re aImost stateIy

by comparison.

Courteous... And not as gossipy.

- We keep each other`s secrets.

- I Iike that.

What do you Iike about it?

AII of it. It`s a famiIy.

Just the way you said.

I`ve been teaching in Boston

at a private schooI.

Do you work?

Not since I put Lamar

through Iaw schooI.

- But working isn`t forbidden.

- Forbidden?

- Working. By the firm.

- How couId it be forbidden?

It isn`t.

Anyway, two babies in 14 months,

was aII the work I couId handIe.

- You pIan to start a famiIy?

- Maybe in a few years.

- The firm encourages chiIdren.

- How do they do that?

- Hey. How about it?

- How about it!

OK. The ``Love Boat`` band,

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David Rabe

David William Rabe (born March 10, 1940) is an American playwright and screenwriter. He won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1972 (Sticks and Bones) and also received Tony award nominations for Best Play in 1974 (In the Boom Boom Room), 1977 (Streamers) and 1985 (Hurlyburly). more…

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