What's the Difference between The Lincoln Lawyer the Book and The Lincoln Lawyer the Movie?


The Lincoln Lawyer

Released: 2005
Author: Michael Connelly

The Lincoln Lawyer

Released: 2011
Director: Brad Furman
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Mickey Haller
Mickey Haller
Portrayed by: Matthew McConaughey
Jesus Menendez
Jesus Martinez
Portrayed by: Michael Peña
Raul Levin
Frank Levin
Portrayed by: William H. Macy
Judge Connie Fullbright
Judge Jameson Fullbright
Portrayed by: Reggie Baker
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   Mickey lost his license because of a DUI but he is not an out of control alcoholic. He has much more problems with alcohol.
   The MC Club are asked to watch out for Roulet by Haller but are not called into action The MC Club are more prominant
   Haller spends months recuperating and is broke from legal and medical bills. Jesus Martinez and Louis Roulet are both suing him for legal malpractice. Martinez was released from prison with a pardon, but has AIDS. Haller gets out of the hospital. He learns that Martinez is out of prison. The DA is going for the death penalty on Louis Roulet for the murder of Donna Renteria.
   The judge is a sassy, hard-ass woman with a chain-smoking issue. It is a man.
   Haller still cares for both ex's, but he does not sleep with them after the divorces. Haller and his ex-wife Maggie drink at a bar then end up at home sleeping together.
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