• Publication date: July 23, 2011

The Rainmaker

A recent law school grad takes on a career-defining case.

Program data

Duration: 150

Production Year: 1997

MBC 2:

February 25, 2012 06:30 (KSA) ~ February 25, 2012 05:30 (CLT)

Rudy Baylor (Matt Damon) is a fresh law school grad who, unlike his peers, is struggling to find employment.  An injury attorney eventually hires Rudy, and immediately sends him to the nearby hospital in search of distraught patients seeking monetary damages.

While there he meets Dot and Buddy Black (Mary Kay Place and Red West), whose son was denied life-saving treatment by his insurance company.  Rudy finally has landed a case he believes in from an ethical standpoint, but the insurance provider's high-powered attorneys are determined to crush the rookie lawyer.

The Rainmaker was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and grossed $45 million at the box office.

Starring:

  • Matt Damon
  • Claire Danes
  • Jon Voight
  • Mary Kay Place
  • Mickey Rourke
  • Danny DeVito

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola