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The Essential Memphis Library: Tom Cruise goes Beale Street flipping in ‘The Firm’

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 31, 2020 4:00 AM CT | Published: August 31, 2020 4:00 AM CT

As a depiction of the terrain of Memphis, circa 1993, “The Firm” is notable for its trip to the now dated and decaying Mud Island River Park, arguably the most inventive use of a Memphis location in any film. Here, it’s the setting for a climactic Hitchockian chase scene.

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Chris Herrington

Chris Herrington

Chris Herrington covers the Memphis Grizzlies and writes about Memphis culture, food, and civic life. He lives in the Vollentine-Evergreen neighborhood of Midtown with his wife, two kids, and two dogs.


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