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Triple Threat: John Grisham Movie Mystery Marathons

February 20, 2016

Whether he is writing about the hiding place of a dead body or spending the holidays at home with the family, author/screenwriter John Grisham always imparts an air of mystery and suspense in his writing. Lucky for us, his novels have been adapted to the silver screen, granting moviegoers the same thrills book lovers enjoy when they sit down to read a Grisham novel. This month on HDNET MOVIES, we will be bringing you triple the thrills with a John Grisham Mystery Marathon. Tune into our ‘A Killer Defense’ lineup on Saturday, February 20th starting at 6/5c, and check out two other triple packs below we bundled together for you to enjoy on your own.

'The Chamber' on HDNET MOVIES
Gene Hackman and Chris O’Donnell in “The Chamber”

A Killer Defense
Legal proceedings involving murder that are plagued by all sorts of difficulties

  • The Pelican Brief (1993)
    A law student turns into an amateur detective after two court justices are murdered
  •  The Client (1994)
    A young boy witnesses a murder and holds the key to finding the missing body
  • The Chamber (1996)
    A young lawyer attempts to save his grandfather, a klansman, from death row

'A Time to Kill' on HDNET MOVIES
Matthew McConaughey and Samuel L. Jackson in “A Time to Kill”

Naive Lawyers
Young lawyers who get more than they bargain for legally, ethically, and emotionally

  • The Firm (1993)
    An Ivy League law student takes a high-paying job with a corrupt law firm
  • A Time to Kill (1996)
    A young white lawyer must save a southern black man who killed his daughter’s rapists
  • The Rainmaker (1997)
    An idealistic lawyer argues his first case in defense of an elderly couple

Grisham’s Diversion
The author’s attempt to break away (sort of) from the legal thriller genre

  • A Painted House (2003)
    A young boy must harbor great secrets about a murder he accidentally witnessed
  • Mickey (2004)
    A widower and his son attempting to flee the IRS find it hard to stay anonymous
  • Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
    A couple’s plans to skip Christmas are shattered when their daughter comes home

Think you can crack the case sooner than John Grisham’s characters can? Tune into HDNET MOVIES on Saturday, February 20th for the John Grisham Mystery Marathon featuring:

The Chamber – 6/5c
The Client – 8/7c
The Pelican Brief – 10:05/9:05c

Watching from the west coast? The triple feature will repeat immediately following the first air times:

The Chamber – 12:30/9:30pt
The Client – 2:25/11:25pt
The Pelican Brief – 4:30/1:30pt