16: The Firm

This week, we finally get the full, authentic Tom Cruise Run™ in Sydney Pollack’s 1993 movie The Firm. Are we all encumbered by hospitality? Did John Grisham ever write about a ghost? What’s up with Nordic assassins in the ’90s?

Content warning: sexual assault, reference to sex work, gun violence

Unanswered Questions:

  • Is Mitch McDeere typical of 1990s heroes?
  • How does the film distinguish between what is moral, what is legal, and what is necessary?
  • Does Avery know that Mitch is on to him?

Further reading:

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