The Client

D: Joel Schumacher
Warner Bros./Regency/Alcor (Arnon Milchan & Steven Reuther)
USA 🇺🇸 1994
121 mins


W: Akiva Goldsman & Robert Getchell [based on the novel by John Grisham]
DP: Tony Pierce-Roberts
Ed: Robert Brown
Mus: Howard Shore
PD: Bruno Rubeo

Susan Sarandon (Reggie Love), Tommy Lee Jones (Roy Foltrigg), Brad Renfro (Mark Sway), Mary-Louise Parker (Dianne Sway), Anthony LaPaglia (Barry Muldano), J.T. Walsh (Jason McThune)

An 11-year-old boy from the wrong side of the tracks finds himself having to hire a sassy female lawyer after witnessing a mob hit and both of them become hounded by the FBI as well as the mafia.     
Based on a novel by John Grisham during a point in the 1990's when many of his books were getting cinema adaptations, this is one of the better films based on his work, due in part to Susan Sarandon's excellent performance. She received a deserved Oscar nomination for her work.

Susan Sarandon & Tommy Lee Jones in The Client
Susan Sarandon & Tommy Lee Jones in The Client