Bryan: I always felt Ed Harris went too hard at Mitch McDeere in that diner when they first met. Should've made him feel safe, not threatened, and here I went the other way, but I do want you to feel safe.
Taylor: Can't do that.
Bryan: How do you mean?
Taylor: Mix character and actor. You either go Ed Harris and Tom Cruise or Wayne Tarrance and Mitch McDeere.
Bryan: Right. Good point.
This is a nod to The Firm, a 1993 American legal thriller film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Tom Cruise (as Mitch McDeere), Jeanne Tripplehorn, Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Holly Hunter, Hal Holbrook and David Strathairn. The film is based on the 1991 novel The Firm by author John Grisham. The Firm was one of two films released in 1993 that were adapted from a Grisham novel, the other being The Pelican Brief.