What's the difference between a lawyer and a catfish? (They're both scum-sucking bottom feeders, but one makes a nice fritter.) Lawyers love lawyer jokes, says idealistic, newly minted Memphis attorney Rudy Baylor (Matt Damon). Some more than
others: Rudy's first boss, the flamboyantly sleazy Bruiser Stone (Mickey Rourke) has a decorative tank of sharks behind his desk. (Why don't sharks eat lawyers? Professional courtesy.) Right before the FBI shuts down Bruiser's office for improprieties too numerous to mention, young Rudy and
coworker Deck Schifflet (Danny De Vito), who's failed the bar exam six times and bears no resemblance to JFK Jr., skedaddle and form their...