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The Client (1994) is a legal thriller written by American author John Grisham, set in Memphis, Tennessee. It reflects the negative influence of TV and media over young children, mixed with various legal elements and suspense. Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... The legal thriller is a sub-genre of the detective story in which the major characters are lawyers and their employees. ... Jump to: navigation, search Grishams 2005 Novel The Broker John Grisham, Jonathan Bommes (born February 8, 1955) is a retired attorney, American novelist and author best known for his works of modern legal drama. ... Jump to: navigation, search Memphis is a city in Shelby County, Tennessee, of which it is the county seat. ... One of the premier programs of the Golden Age of Radio (now known as old-time radio), Suspense advertised itself as radios oustanding theater of thrills and was heard in one form or another from 1942 through 1962. ...


The 1994 film based on the novel was directed by Joel Schumacher and starred Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones and Brad Renfro. The film was released on July 20, 1994. Jump to: navigation, search 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is a American film director, writer and producer. ... Jump to: navigation, search Sarandon in The Banger Sisters Susan Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) is an Academy Award winning American actress. ... Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an Oscar winning American actor and director from San Saba, Texas. ... Brad Renfro Brad Barron Renfro (born 25 July 1982 in East Knoxville, Tennessee, USA) is an American actor. ...


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The protagonist, Mark Sway, an eleven-year-old, and his younger brother, watch a lawyer commit suicide. From the lawyer, who talks whilst drunk, Mark acquires valuable information that is urgently wanted by the FBI. Knowing that if he talks, he'll be hunted down and almost certainly killed by the Mafia, and whilst being questioned by the FBI, he hires an attorney, Reggie Love. She fights for hs right not to answer questions in court, but is unable to stop him being jailed for contempt. He contrives to escape from jail and, with his lawyer, leads the FBI to the dead body they are seeking. In return, he agrees to enter the Witness Protection Program, together with his brother and their Mother. They are relocated to a new and secret address with false identities. Jump to: navigation, search Sarandon in The Banger Sisters Susan Sarandon (born October 4, 1946) is an Academy Award winning American actress. ... Tommy Lee Jones (born September 15, 1946) is an Oscar winning American actor and director from San Saba, Texas. ... Mary-Louise Parker. ... Anthony LaPaglia (born January 31, 1959) is an Australian actor. ... J.T. Walsh (September 28, 1943–February 27, 1998) was an American actor best known for his roles as quietly sinister white-collar sleazeballs (quote from Leonard Maltin) in numerous feature films. ... Brad Renfro Brad Barron Renfro (born 25 July 1982 in East Knoxville, Tennessee, USA) is an American actor. ... Anthony Charles Edwards (born July 19, 1962) is an American actor. ... Will Patton Will Patton (born June 14, 1954 in Charleston, South Carolina) is an American actor. ... Jump to: navigation, search Kim Coates (born in 1959 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada) is a Canadian actor who has worked in both Canadian and American movies and television series. ... Publicity photo of William H. Macy William Hall Macy (born March 13, 1950) is an actor, teacher, and director, in theatre, film, and television. ... Anthony Heald is an American actor best known for portraying Hannibal Lecters smarmy psychiatrist, Frederick Chilton, in The Silence of the Lambs and Red Dragon, and as deputy principal Scott Guber in Boston Public. ... Image:Bradleywhitford. ... Ossie Davis in The Green Pastures, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1951 Ossie Davis (December 18, 1917–February 4, 2005) was an African-American actor, film director, and activist. ... Jump to: navigation, search The protagonist is the central figure of a story, and is often referred to as a storys main character. ... Jump to: navigation, search A lawyer is a person licensed by the state to advise clients in legal matters and represent them in courts of law and in other forms of dispute resolution. ... Jump to: navigation, search Suicide (from Latin sui caedere, to kill oneself) is the act of willfully ending ones own life; it is sometimes a noun for one who has committed or attempted the act. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... Jump to: navigation, search In the United States, the Witness Protection Program (also known as WITSEC) is established by the Witness Protection Act, which in turn sets out the manner in which the U.S. Attorney General may provide for the relocation and protection of a witness or potential witness...


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A District Attorney out for a conviction. A new lawyer out of her league. A young boy who knew too much.

John Grisham's novels (as of 2005)

1980s: A Time to Kill
1990s: The FirmThe Pelican BriefThe ClientThe ChamberThe RainmakerThe Runaway JuryThe PartnerThe Street LawyerThe Testament
2000s: The BrethrenA Painted HouseSkipping ChristmasThe SummonsThe BleachersThe King of TortsThe Last JurorThe Broker Jump to: navigation, search Grishams 2005 Novel The Broker John Grisham, Jonathan Bommes (born February 8, 1955) is a retired attorney, American novelist and author best known for his works of modern legal drama. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Jump to: navigation, search A Time to Kill is the name of a legal suspense thriller authored by John Grisham in 1989, and also of the novels feature film 1996 adaptation. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but otherwise retaining the same mindset. ... The Firm is a 1991 legal thriller and the second novel by John Grisham. ... The Pelican Brief is legal/suspense thriller written by John Grisham in 1992. ... The Chamber (1994) is a legal/suspense novel by noted American author John Grisham. ... The Rainmaker is also a 1995 novel by John Grisham that was made into a 1997 motion picture starring Matt Damon, Danny DeVito, Clare Danes and Jon Voight. ... Jump to: navigation, search Runaway Jury DVD cover The Runaway Jury is a legal/suspense novel written by American author John Grisham. ... The Partner (1997) is a legal/thriller novel by noted American author John Grisham. ... The Street Lawyer is a legal/suspense novel, the ninth such work written by American author John Grisham. ... The Testament is a legal/suspense thriller by American author John Grisham. ... Saddam Hussein shortly after his capture Major controversy over U. S. presidential election (November 7-December 13, 2000) September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on New Yorks World Trade Center and Virginias Pentagon killing almost 3000 people. ... The Brethren is a law-related novel by American author John Grisham, published in 2000. ... Front Cover of A Painted House A Painted House is a novel by American author John Grisham, published on February 6, 2001. ... Skipping Christmas (2001) is a comedy novella by noted American author John Grisham. ... The Summons is a legal thriller novel written in 2000 by noted American author John Grisham. ... Bleachers is a novel by American author John Grisham. ... The King of Torts - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Cover of audio book of The Last Juror The Last Juror is a novel by John Grisham first published in Doubleday on February 3rd 2004. ... Grishams 2005 Novel The Broker The Broker, a book by John Grisham published in the USA on January 11, 2005, follows the story of Joel Backman, a newly pardoned man who tried to broker a deal to give the worlds most powerful surveillance system to the highest bidder. ...

Preceded by:
The Pelican Brief
John Grisham Novels
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Succeeded by:
The Chamber

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