The Rainmaker 23 years old

They were totally unqualified to try the case of a lifetime... but every underdog has his day.

The Rainmaker

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.


Matt Damon
Matt Damon

Rudy Baylor

Claire Danes
Claire Danes

Kelly Riker

Danny Glover
Danny Glover

Richter Tyrone Kipler

Mary Kay Place
Mary Kay Place

Dot Black

Jon Voight
Jon Voight

Leo F. Drummond

Teresa Wright
Teresa Wright

Colleen 'Miss Birdie' Birdsong

All Cast

Name Character
Danny DeVito He was 53, now 76 years old as Deck Shifflet
Dean Stockwell He was 61, now 85 years old as Judge Harvey Hale
Matt Damon He was 27, now 50 years old as Rudy Baylor
Danny Glover He was 51, now 75 years old as Richter Tyrone Kipler
Mickey Rourke He was 45, now 68 years old as Bruiser Stone
Mary Kay Place She was 50, now 73 years old as Dot Black
Claire Danes She was 18, now 42 years old as Kelly Riker
Roy Scheider He was 65, 75 years old when he died as Wilfred Keeley
Teresa Wright She was 79, 86 years old when she died as Colleen 'Miss Birdie' Birdsong
Jon Voight He was 58, now 82 years old as Leo F. Drummond
Virginia Madsen She was 36, now 59 years old as Jackie Lemancyzk
Justin Ashforth as F. Franklin Donaldson
Sonny Shroyer He was 62, now 85 years old as Delbert Birdsong
Randy Travis He was 38, now 62 years old as Billy Porter
Red West He was 61, 81 years old when he died as Buddy Black
Adrian Roberts He was 55, now 78 years old as Butch
Johnny Whitworth He was 22, now 45 years old as Donny Ray Black
Andrew Shue He was 30, now 54 years old as Cliff Riker
Wayne Emmons as Prince Thomas
James Cunningham as J. Michael Floquet
Michael Keys Hall as B. Bobby Hall
Michael Girardin as Everett Lufkin


Name Department
Steven Reuther as Producer. He was 46 (59) years old when He died Production
Barry Malkin as Editor. He was 59 (80) years old when He died Editing
Fred Fuchs as Producer. Production
Aggie Guerard Rodgers as Costume Design. She was 53 (now 77) years old Costume & Make-Up
Howard Cummings as Production Design. He was 43 (now 67) years old Art
Barbara Munch as Set Decoration. Art
Kathy Durning as Music Editor. She was 47 (now 71) years old Sound
Melissa Kent as Editor. She was 47 (now 71) years old Editing
Tim O'Shea as Foley Editor. He was 35 (now 59) years old Sound
Francis Ford Coppola as Director. He was 58 (now 82) years old Directing
Francis Ford Coppola as Screenplay. He was 58 (now 82) years old Writing
Elmer Bernstein as Original Music Composer. He was 75 (82) years old when He died Sound
Michael Herr as Screenplay. He was 57 (now 81) years old Writing
John Grisham as Novel. He was 42 (now 66) years old Writing
Phillip V. Caruso as Still Photographer. He was 41 (now 65) years old Camera
Scott P. Murphy as Set Designer. Art
The Rainmaker poster
The Rainmaker (23 years)

They were totally unqualified to try the case of a lifetime... but every underdog has his day.

  • Release day: Tuesday, November 18, 1997
  • Runtime: 135 minutes
  • Budget: 40000000.00
  • Revenue: 45916769.00