Check Out 6 John Grisham Books That Were Made Into Movies
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Movies Adapted From John Grisham Books
We've all seen John Grisham's paperbacks at the grocery store or at the library and know people who are fans of his legal thrillers. But did you know that several of John Grisham's books have been adapted into movies?
With thirty-eight fiction and three nonfiction books in Grisham's bibliography, it isn't surprising some of his books have found their way onto the big screen. A few of the movies, such as The Pelican Brief starring Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington, are even considered classics by now.
If you're a fan of John Grisham books or movies that have been adapted from John Grisham books, here are six fantastic book and movie recommendations for you! Make sure to let us know on Twitter which are your favorites!
1. The Client
In John Grisham's The Client, eleven-year-old Mark Sway and his younger brother were sneaking a cigarette when a car pulls up to them. It's a lawyer with nothing left to lose and he shares with Mark the location of "the most sought-after dead body in America." That's how Marks gets swept up in the legal system with prosecutors willing to break the law to get the information from him and a killer after Mark, trying to cover his crime. Reggie Love, just four years out of law school, becomes Marks lawyer and only ally.
2. The Firm
Protagonist of The Firm, Mitch McDeere, thought he had it made when he landed a job at Bendini, Lambert & Locke. His new firm paid off his student loans, got him a mortgage, leased him a BMW, and even hired them a decorator. It's too bad Mitch didn't realize what his brother Ray, doing in fifteen in prison, knew all too well. In life, you never get "nothing for nothing." The FBI has descended upon the firm and require Mitch's help, and if he wants to life, well, he has no choice.
3. A Painted House
A Painted House is about Luke Chandler, a young boy who, up until September 1952, "had never kept a secret or told a single lie." But that summer changed everything. Two different groups of migrant farm workers, along with very dangerous men, came to Arkansas Delta to work on the Chandler's farm and then strange things began to happen. A brutal murder. A beautiful young woman who "ignites forbidden passions." A child born without a father. And then there someone has been painting the bare clapboards inside the Chandler home, "bathing the run-down structure in gleaming white," and changing Luke's world forever.
4. The Pelican Brief
Perhaps the most famous movie based on a John Grisham book, The Pelican Brief features a series of killings all while law student Darby Shaw prepares a legal brief, a guess, something she has no way of knowing is "political dynamite" to Washington. When Darby witnesses a murder, one that was meant for her, she goes into hiding and meets an ambitious journalist looking to make a name for himself. Someone has seen Darby's brief and will do anything to destroy any evidence of a crime.
5. The Rainmaker
The Rainmaker follows Rudy Baylor, a man down on his luck with creditors after him and no job. At one time, he dreamed of going to law school and living the big life, but now his only chance is a lawsuit after an insurance dispute devastated his family. When Rudy gets to court, he finds himself in over his head against a "heavyweight corporate defense team." With only a young lawyer on his side, the case becomes a "nightmare of lies and legal maneuverings" that could come down to life or death.
6. The Runaway Jury
Twelve people sit on the jury of a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against a tobacco company in The Runaway Jury. The entire time, they've been "investigated, watched, manipulated, and harassed by high-priced lawyers and consultants" willing to do anything to ensure their verdict. Few people know the truth about the jury: they have a leader, Juror #2, and he alone with make the verdict, and the truth about him is about to explode "in a cross fire of greed and corruption" even as he fights for his life.
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