Un emocionante thriller en el que el crimen y la acción de la justicia se mezclan con la inocente visión de un niño indefenso. Tommy Lee Jones, como implacable fiscal, está soberbio, y Susan Sarandon, especializada en la defensa de causas difíciles, aporta dramatismo y tensión a la historia. La trama se va desenmarañando poco a poco y no sin dificultades. Cuenta con todos los ingredientes del buen cine de suspense y acción.
Mark Sway is an 11 year old boy who lives with his mother and brother in a trailer. One day he and his brother are hanging out when a car pulls over beside them. The driver then sticks a hose in his exhaust and puts the other end into the car. Mark pulls it out. But the man sees him and grabs him and takes inside the car. The man talks to Mark then later shoots himself. The shock sends Mark's brother into a catatonic state. The police question him and slips out some stuff that makes them think he's saying more than he knows. Roy Foltrigg, a prosecutor with political ambitions tells Mark he wants to talk to him tomorrow. Mark feeling that he needs a lawyer, sees Reggie Love. Mark tells him about the man who killed himself. Reggie tells him he's a mob lawyer. And one of his clients is a member of a mob family who is suspected of killing a Senator who was trying to take down his family...
"Trabajada mezcla de intriga judicial y drama familiar. Entretenidísima"
(Fernando Morales: Diario El País)
1994: Nominada al Oscar: Mejor actriz (Susan Sarandon)
1994: Premios BAFTA: Mejor actriz (Susan Sarandon)
Director: Joel Schumacher
Intérpretes: Susan Sarandon, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary-Louise Parker, Anthony LaPaglia, J.T. Walsh, Anthony Edwards, Brad Renfro, Will Patton, Bradley Whitford, William H. Macy, Kimberly Scott, Ossie Davis
Argumento: John Grisham (novela)
Guión: Akiva Goldsman, Robert Getchell
Música: Howard Shore
Fotografía: Tony Pierce-Roberts
Título Original: The client
Duración: 119 min.