The Pelican Brief (1993)

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Drama based on the novel by John Grisham. When two Supreme Court justices are murdered on the same night, a young female law student becomes engrossed in the case. She writes a brief detailing an obscure case that is linked to the murders. When her boyfriend professor passes her paper to the FBI, both become caught up in a conspiracy involving both the murderers and the government.

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