The Pelican Brief


2h 20m 1993

Brief Synopsis

A law student stumbles on evidence behind the assassination of two Supreme Court justices.

Film Details

Also Known As
Pelican Brief, Pelikanfallet, informe pelícano, El
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Suspense/Mystery
Action
Adaptation
Political
Thriller
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Montecito, California, USA; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New York City, New York, USA; Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Synopsis

A young female law student endangers her own life while solving one of the most significant crimes in history.

Crew

Edward Allen

Accounting Assistant

Lynn August

Song Performer

Lynn August

Song

Johann Sebastian Bach

Music

Eric Bart

Other

Trey Batchelor

Assistant Director

David Bernstein

Office Assistant

Jason Berry

Production

Richard Birnbaum

Production

Richard L Blackwell

Stunts

Ron Bochar

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Ron Bochar

Sound Editor

Harry Peck Bolles

Assistant Editor

Jamie Boscardin-martin

Assistant

Shawn Boyachek

Production

Sondra Dee Boyachek

Production Supervisor

Bill Bradford

Construction Coordinator

Conrad V Brink

Special Effects

Pieter Jan Brugge

Producer

Colin Campbell

Lighting Technician

William A Campbell

Costumes

Patrick Catania

Song

Washington National Cathedral

Special Thanks To

Michael Cerrone

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Agnès Challe-grandits

Assistant Editor

Eric Chambers

Stunts

Jerome Chen

Animator

Ted Churchill

Steadicam Operator

Doug Coleman

Stunt Coordinator

John S Cook

Assistant Editor

Nick Corbett

Production

Marko Costanzo

Foley Artist

Celia D. Costas

Unit Production Manager

Francois Couperin

Music

Don Covay

Song

Kelly Curley

Art Department Coordinator

Mike Darby

Song

Jennifer Davidoff

Assistant Editor

Don Davis

Original Music

Joey Delpo

Office Assistant

Rick Dior

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Walter Donaldson

Song

Thomas Drescher

Music Editor

Dianne Dreyer

Script Supervisor

Allen Edwards

Animator

David Efron

Stunts

Tutt Esquerre

Assistant

Mark Fabert

Foreman

Roy Farfel

Stunts

Armando Fente

Assistant Editor

Harriet Fidlow

Adr Editor

Chris Fielder

Assistant Sound Editor

Gary Romolo Fiorelli

Office Assistant

Lisa Fischer

Set Decorator

Aretha Franklin

Song Performer

Joan Franklin

Adr

Bonnie Friedman

Production

James W Gavin

Helicopter Pilot

Vincent Gerardo

Assistant Camera Operator

William Gerardo

Assistant Camera Operator

Greg Ginn

Song

Greg Ginn

Song Performer

Stephen Goldblatt

Director Of Photography

Stephen Goldblatt

Other

Adam Goodman

Office Assistant

Alixe Gordon

Casting

Danny Gould

Song

Frank Graziadei

Video Assist/Playback

John Grisham

Source Material (From Novel)

Robert Guerra

Art Director

Tabby Hanson

Stunts

Bill Heald

Other

Jerry Henery

Foreman

Jim Henrikson

Music Editor

Patricia Doherty Hess

Unit Manager Assistant

Vicki Hiatt

Editor

Magee Hickey

Other

Mike Higelmire

Other

Benita Hofstetter

Casting

Clarence Hollimon

Song Performer

Clarence Hollimon

Song

James Horner

Music

James Horner

Music Conductor

Chris Houghton

Assistant Sound Editor

Heather Hughes

Assistant Editor

Earl R Hurst

Transportation Captain

Kelly Irvine

Assistant Editor

Sallie Jones

Other

Robert Kaiser

Color Timer

Michael Karp

Song

Monroe Kelly

Set Designer

Frank Kern

Foley Editor

Michael R Kern

Accounting Assistant

Ramsey King

Casting

Peter Kohn

Assistant Director

Annette Kudrak

Adr

Rick Landry

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Donald Laventhal

Associate Producer

Edith Leblanc

Assistant Production Coordinator

Foongy Lee

Location Manager

Lynda Lemon

Visual Effects Supervisor

Irene Lentz

Song Performer

Marty Levenstein

Editor

Monica Levinson

Other

Stuart Levy

Foley Editor

Sam Lewis

Song

Carl Sonny Leyland

Song

Carl Sonny Leyland

Song Performer

Julie Lindner

Assistant Sound Editor

Ian Lithgow

Office Assistant

Carlane Passman Little

Costume Supervisor

George L. Little

Costume Supervisor

Marissa Littlefield

Dialogue Editor

Patricia Serafina Madiedo

Production Coordinator

Lisa Mantoux

Production

John Marston

Assistant Editor

Neal Martz

Makeup

William S Maxwell

Other

Anne Mccabe

Music

Michael J Mccombe

Other

John Mcsweeney

Office Assistant

George Merkert

Visual Effects

Bob Mills

Makeup Artist

Dick Mingalone

Camera Operator

Sheila Moloney

Assistant Editor

Ben Morahan

Assistant Art Director

John Morris

Song

Sean Murphy

Music

Evelyn Navarro

Production

John Nelson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Rene Netto

Song Performer

Edwin Newman

Other

David Nowell

Camera

Anne O'brien

Assistant Editor

Mick O'rourke

Stunts

Kerry Orent

Post-Production Supervisor

Michele Ortlip

Casting Associate

Alan J. Pakula

Screenplay

Alan J. Pakula

Producer

Eliza Paley

Foley Editor

Sharon Parbs

Other

Thomas Pasatieri

Original Music

George Patsos

Key Grip

William Patsos

Dolly Grip

Eric Peterson

Camera

Rod Piazza

Song

Rod Piazza

Song Performer

Suzanne Pillsbury

Assistant Editor

James H Pollard

Dolly Grip

Kaye Pownall

Hair Stylist

Michael Proscia

Assistant Director

Bruce Pross

Foley

Willie Radcliff

Craft Service

H. W. Ragas

Song

Joe E. Rand

Music

Thomas W Rebber

Transportation Captain

Ken Regan

Photography

Nicholas Renbeck

Assistant Sound Editor

Richard Reseigne

Construction Coordinator

Olimpia Rinaldi

Art Department Coordinator

Scott Andrew Robertson

Set Production Assistant

Tom Rolf

Editor

Fred Rosenberg

Sound Editor

Philip Rosenberg

Production Designer

Bo Ross

Assistant

John Rusk

Assistant Director

James Sabat

Sound Mixer

Louis Sabat

Boom Operator

Michael Saccio

Assistant Property Master

Thomas Saccio

Property Master

Irene Sage

Song

Siv Sandstrom

Art Department Coordinator

Wally Schaab

Visual Effects

Diane Schaub

Adr Editor

Frank Scheidbach

Lighting

John A Scott

Other

Edna M Sheen

Makeup Artist

Alison Sherman

Production Coordinator

Elizabeth Sherry

Assistant Editor

Trudy Ship

Editor

John Brook Shoemaker

Rigging Gaffer

Lelie Silvey

Production

Rick Simpson

Set Decorator

Kimberly Skyrme

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Rik Slave

Song

Catherine Solt

Assistant

Marc St James

Song

Lauren Stevenson

Production

Sarah Stollman

Set Designer

Cheryl A Stone

Production Accountant

Donna Swope-wieters

Other

Dick Tice

Assistant Property Master

Andi Kasen Van Kirk

Assistant Editor

Francisca Vega-buck

Costumes

Steve Visscher

Foley Editor

Magdaline Volaitis

Dialogue Editor

Ken Walker

Hair Stylist

Michael Wallace

Location Manager

Deborah Wallach

Adr Supervisor

Robb Ward

Foreman

Film Details

Also Known As
Pelican Brief, Pelikanfallet, informe pelícano, El
MPAA Rating
PG-13
Genre
Suspense/Mystery
Action
Adaptation
Political
Thriller
Release Date
1993
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD)
Location
Montecito, California, USA; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; New York City, New York, USA; Washington, DC, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 20m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Winter December 17, 1993

Released in United States on Video June 15, 1994

Rights to Grisham's novel were purchased for a reported $1.3 million dollars.

Some additional photography took place in Montecito, California during late November 1993, after the wrap of principal photography.

Completed shooting September 20, 1993.

Began shooting May 22, 1993.

Edited on the Lightworks non-linear system.

"The Pelican Brief" was published March 1992 by Doubleday.

Released in United States Winter December 17, 1993

Released in United States on Video June 15, 1994