The Rainmaker

Synopsis: Rudy Baylor is a jobless young attorney. However, he is also the only hope of an elderly couple whose insurance company will not pay for an operation that could save their son's life. In this judicial drama, Rudy learns to hate corporate America as he falls in love with a battered young married woman. Will he be up to the task?
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
135 min

I haven't got caught. There's so many

lawyers, they can't keep up with us.

- Bruiser owns all this.

- Oh... nice.

You can't call it a firm,

it's every man for himself.

You'll learn.

- Are you moving?

- Evicted.

Here's the policy.

- What do you think?

- This is the armpit of the industry.

- What are their grounds for denial?

- They first denied it on principle.

Then they said that leukaemia, as a

pre-existing condition, isn't covered.

- Have all the premiums been paid?

- Every one, according to Mrs Black.

This is a typical debit insurance scam.

The blacks call it "streetsurance".

- So what do I do?

- You sign them all up.

- To J. Lyman Stone.

- All right.

- I'll help you on this one.

- Thank you, I appreciate it.

There's nothing more thrilling

than nailing an insurance company.

Mrs Black, Rudy Baylor. I'm handling

your case against Great Benefit.

- I met you at the law workshop.

- Come in.

I'm sorry about them crazy dogs.

I thought you was a Jehovah's Witness.

- Where's Buddy?

- In the car.

- Where's he going?

- Buddy isn't going nowhere.

He ain't right in the head.

War injury. Korea.

He could walk through a metal detector

buck naked, and the thing would go off.

- He's got a plate in his head.

- Oh... that's awful.

- How's Donny Ray?

- Well, good days and bad.

"Plate in head".

Maybe I can meet him later.

Great Benefit first denied your claim

last August, -

- when Donny Ray was diagnosed.

Why wait till now to consult a lawyer?

Stupid, I guess. I just kept writing them,

and they kept writing me back.

This here's the latest one.

"On seven prior occasions

we have denied your claim in writing. "

"We now deny it for the eighth time.

You must be stupid, stupid, stupid. "


...Everett Lufkin,

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Francis Ford Coppola

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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