The Rainmaker

They were totally unqualified to try the case of a lifetime... but every underdog has his day.

The Rainmaker (1997)


When Rudy Baylor, a young attorney with no clients, goes to work for a seedy ambulance chaser, he wants to help the parents of a terminally ill boy in their suit against an insurance company. But to take on corporate America, Rudy and a scrappy paralegal must open their own law firm.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writers: Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Herr.

Release Date: 1997-11-18
Status: Released
Run time: 135 min / 2:15
Budget: $40,000,000
Revenue: $45,916,769
Production Companies : Paramount, Constellation Entertainment
Production Country: United States of America



Matt Damon
Rudy Baylor
Danny DeVito
Deck Shifflet
Jon Voight
Leo F. Drummond
Claire Danes
Kelly Riker
Mary Kay Place
Dot Black
Dean Stockwell
Judge Harvey Hale
Virginia Madsen
Jackie Lemancyzk
Mickey Rourke
Bruiser Stone
Randy Travis
Billy Porter
Roy Scheider
Wilfred Keeley
Red West
Buddy Black
Johnny Whitworth
Donny Ray Black
Andrew Shue
Cliff Riker
Teresa Wright
Colleen 'Miss Birdie' Birdsong
Danny Glover
Richter Tyrone Kipler
Wayne Emmons
Prince Thomas
Adrian Roberts
Michael Girardin
Everett Lufkin
Randall King
Jack Underhall
Justin Ashforth
F. Franklin Donaldson
Michael Keys Hall
B. Bobby Hall
James Cunningham
J. Michael Floquet
Frank Clem
Mr. Van Landel
Alan Woolf
Kermit Aldy
Sonny Shroyer
Delbert Birdsong
Pamela Tice Chapman
Vera Birdsong


Directing Francis Ford Coppola Director
Writing Francis Ford Coppola Screenplay
Writing Michael Herr Screenplay
Writing John Grisham Novel
Production Michael Douglas Producer
Production Fred Fuchs Producer
Production Steven Reuther Producer
Camera John Toll Director of Photography
Editing Barry Malkin Editor
Editing Melissa Kent Editor
Sound Elmer Bernstein Original Music Composer
Production Linda Phillips-Palo Casting
Art Howard Cummings Production Design
Art Bob Shaw Art Direction
Art Barbara Munch Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Aggie Guerard Rodgers Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Lois Burwell Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Patricia Grande Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Whitney James Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Arturo Rojas Hairstylist
Art David Becton Greensman
Art Eugene McCarthy Property Master
Art Scott P. Murphy Set Designer
Art Thomas Michael Ryan Construction Foreman
Art Jeffrey Schlatter Construction Coordinator
Art Phillipa Sledge Art Department Coordinator
Sound Kim B. Christensen Sound Effects Editor
Sound Clare C. Freeman ADR Editor
Sound Michael Kirchberger Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Bruce Lacey ADR Editor
Sound Mark Levinson Supervising ADR Editor
Sound Tim O'Shea Foley Editor
Sound Jennifer L. Ware Sound Effects Editor
Crew Jack Gill Stunt Coordinator
Camera Paul C. Babin Camera Operator
Camera Phillip V. Caruso Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Winnie D. Brown Costume Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Jennifer Jobst Key Set Costumer
Sound Kathy Durning Music Editor
Production Laura Tateishi Production Coordinator
Crew Guy Clayton Special Effects Coordinator
Sound David A. Cohen Dialogue Editor
Sound Dianna Stirpe Dialogue Editor

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