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First Monday in October (1981)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  21 August 1981 (USA)
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For the first time in history a woman is appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where she becomes a friendly rival to a liberal associate.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dan Snow
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Ruth Loomis
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Chief Justice James Jefferson Crawford
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Christine Snow
James Stephens ...
Mason Woods
Joshua Bryant ...
Bill Russell
Wiley Harker ...
Justice Harold Webb
F.J. O'Neil ...
Justice Waldo Thompson
Charles Lampkin ...
Justice Josiah Clewes
Lew Palter ...
Justice Benjamin Halperin
Richard McMurray ...
Justice Richard Carey
Herb Vigran ...
Justice Ambrose Quincy
Edmund Stoiber ...
Committee Chairman
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Nebraska Attorney
Richard McKenzie ...
Hostile Senator
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Storyline

Ruth Loomis becomes the first woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court. A staunch conservative, she immediately runs into conflict with Dan Snow, the high court's resident liberal. Although, they never agree on the issues before the Court, they develop a respect and affection for one another after several comedic encounters. Written by Dave Gan <longbow@bigfoot.com>

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In the Supreme Court, there are only eight of them against all of her.

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21 August 1981 (USA)  »

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This movie was made and released about three years after its source play of the same name, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, was first performed on Broadway in 1978. Lee and Lawrence also wrote the screenplay for the film. See more »

Goofs

Justice Loomis views a pornographic film to decide it it has "redeeming social or artistic importance". This is an outdated standard for obscenity which was superseded by the so-called "Miller test" in 1973. See more »

Quotes

Justice Dan Snow: The telephone has no constitutional right to be answered.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.23 (2009) See more »

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Really underrated!!!
15 March 1999 | by (Nogales, Arizona) – See all my reviews

I don´t know why this movie had such a low rating!!!

In fact, I would give it at least an 8. The plot is good, the acting is better, but comedy ain´t the best. Anyway this is a really good romantic movie, perhaps a little off reality, but it is still well developed. We should really raise this rating. And I mean it!!


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