Julia Roberts, as justice department lawyer Alice Sutton, says: "I suppose they have a secret handshake." Mel Gibson admits that he is only joking when he shakes her hand.[00:38:29]. Other references, if intended as such, are less obvious. Mel Gibson, Julia Roberts, Patrick Stewart. Directed by Richard Donner, written by Brian Helgeland. Warner Bros. 129 min., USA, English, Colour.