Lincoln Lawyer, The (2011, Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe)

The Lincoln Lawyer

Matthew McConaughey and Ryan Phillippe star in Brad Furman’s crime thriller The Lincoln Lawyer, adapted by John Romano from Michael Connelly’s eponymous novel. Having regained his license to practice following an incident he’d rather not talk about, shark-like Los Angeles criminal lawyer Mick Haller (McConaughey) is back in the game. Unable to afford an office, he conducts business from his chauffeured Lincoln Town Car and keeps his wheels rolling by representing a range of lowlife criminals.

But the cynical attorney’s finances could be about to improve when he lands a case that involves the attempted murder of a woman working as a prostitute. The accused is Beverly Hills rich kid Louis Roulet (Phillippe) and it at first looks like a straightforward defence. But that quickly proves otherwise, and, as the twists and turns pile up, taking the case increasingly appears to have been a dangerous mistake.

The Lincoln Lawyer

Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Peña, Bob Gunton, Frances Fisher, Bryan Cranston, Trace Adkins, Laurence Mason, Margarita Levieva, Pell James, Shea Whigham, Katherine Moennig, Michael Paré, Michaela Conlin, Mackenzie Aladjem, Erin Carufel, Sam Upton

Director: Brad Furman
Producer: Sidney Kimmel, Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Richard S. Wright
Composer: Cliff Martinez
Scriptwriter: John Romano
Novel: Michael Connelly
Director of Photography: Lukas Ettlin

Production Companies: Lakeshore Entertainment, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, Lionsgate
Release Date: 17 March 2011
Running Time: 119 minutes
Genres: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: United States of America

Tagline: This Case is a Dangerous Game of Life and Death

Budget and Box Office takings where known
Budget: $40,000,000
Revenue: $85,412,898

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