The Pelican Brief
When law student Darby Shaw writes a brief on her theory about the motive behind the assassinations of two Supreme Court justices, she finds bullets flying in her direction and turns to investigative reporter Gray Grantham for help.
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- Alan J. Pakula
- This movie is
- DVD and Blu-ray
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral), FrenchClosed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer; photo gallery; cast and crew information. This is a double-sided disc; please flip the disc over to continue the film.
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral), Danish, Dutch, Finnish, German, Italian, Korean, Norwegian, Portuguese, SwedishClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby True HD, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, German: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Italian: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, Portuguese: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this film is relatively free of foul language, violence, or explicit sex. But one brief scene features a murder in a porno theater; the main character is shown in a heavy clinch with a boyfriend, and several characters are killed over the course of the film (though gore is at a minimum).
- Sexual Content
- One brief scene features a murder in a porno theater.
- Characters killed.
- Some profanity.
- Social Behavior
- As in any political thriller, there are plenty of "bad guys."
- A hotel chain is mentioned.
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it