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.

The Rainmaker Vodly
Vodly Score: 6.9/10 from 524 votes
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
as Rudy Baylor
Danny DeVito
as Deck Shifflet
Jon Voight
as Leo F. Drummond
Claire Danes
as Kelly Riker
Mary Kay Place
as Dot Black
Dean Stockwell
as Judge Harvey Hale
Virginia Madsen
as Jackie Lemancyzk
Mickey Rourke
as Bruiser Stone
Randy Travis
as Billy Porter
Roy Scheider
as Wilfred Keeley
Red West
as Buddy Black
Johnny Whitworth
as Donny Ray Black
Andrew Shue
as Cliff Riker
Teresa Wright
as Colleen 'Miss Birdie' Birdsong
Danny Glover
as Richter Tyrone Kipler
Wayne Emmons
as Prince Thomas
Adrian Roberts
as Butch
Michael Girardin
as Everett Lufkin
Randall King
as Jack Underhall
Justin Ashforth
as F. Franklin Donaldson
Michael Keys Hall
as B. Bobby Hall
James Cunningham
as J. Michael Floquet
Frank Clem
as Mr. Van Landel
Alan Woolf
as Kermit Aldy
Sonny Shroyer
as Delbert Birdsong
Pamela Tice Chapman
as Vera Birdsong


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

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