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 Haller is Half Mexican. He is played by Matthew McConaughey who has no Mexican heritage.
   Mickey lost his license because of a DUI but he is not an out of control alcoholic. He has much more problems with alcohol.
   Jesus Menendez id's Roulet as a murderer. He is renamed Jesus Martinez and he doesn't ID Roulet.
   Minton is a green felony prosecutor, and he is disagreeable, underhanded, and sometimes whiny. He is played by Josh Lucas and is generally likable.
   The judge is a sassy, hard-ass woman with a chain-smoking issue. It is a man.
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