this Denzel Washington/Julia Roberts vehicle, from the book
by John Grisham, Jake plays "Curtis," the secret informant
who puts his life on the line in order to reveal the truth about
a conspiracy to murder supreme court justices. Jake appears
only briefly in the film, visible mostly in quick shots while
on the phone blabbing about the Evil Plot.
role or not, Jake hits the ball out of the park at the end of
the film, in his videotaped message to the authorities revealing
the entire plan. His words of "goodbye" to his wife
(he created the tape knowing he'd probably be dead soon) are
incredibly touching. Definitely worth a look to see how much
understated emotion a talented actor can imbue into the text
while looking straight at a camera.