The Pelican Brief (1993)

7.75 / Rated by 2 people

141 min.
Plot  After two Supreme Court justices are killed by an assassin named Khamel, Tulane University law student Darby Shaw writes a legal brief detailing her theory on why they were killed. She gives the brief to her law professor Thomas Callahan, who in turn gives a copy to Gavin Verheek, special counsel to the Director of the FBI. Callahan is killed by a car bomb; Darby manages to avoid the same fate and is subsequently attacked by an unknown assailant. Realizing that her brief was accurate, she goes into hiding and reaches out to Verheek for assistance.

An informant calling himself Garcia contacts ''Washington Herald'' reporter Gray Grantham with information about the assassinations, but suddenly disappears. Darby contacts Grantham, who finds her information is accurate. Darby's computer, disks, and files disappear from her home, where she is again attacked but manages to escape. She contacts and agrees to meet Verheek, but Khamel kills Verheek and impersonates him at the meet. Befo...



Julia Roberts
Darby Shaw
Denzel Washington
Gray Grantham
Sam Shepard
Thomas Callahan
John Heard
Gavin Verheek
Tony Goldwyn
Fletcher Coal
William Atherton
Bob Gminski
Robert Culp
Stanley Tucci
Hume Cronyn
Justice Rosenberg
John Lithgow
Smith Keen
Anthony Heald
Marty Velmano
Cynthia Nixon
Alice Stark
Jake Weber
Curtis Morgan / Garcia


All Titles

The Pelican Brief
English Original Title
Pelikan Dosyasi
Turkish Title

Release Dates


United States




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