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First Monday in October (1981)

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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Nebraska Attorney
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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 each other 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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...Kinek a bírónő  »

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Trivia

The 7th January 1981 edition of 'Variety' reported that the production had only been allowed to film on the steps and frontage exteriors of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington D.C. due to an old legal rule that required consent of the full court to use any part of the premises. 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 This is an outdated standard for obscenity which was superseded by the so-called "Miller test" in 1973.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 Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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Thunderer March
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Music by John Philip Sousa
Arranged by Ian Fraser
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This is how it should be....!
24 November 2001 | by (Midwest) – See all my reviews

You have to hand it to Walter Matthau, the older he gets, the more feisty his characters become!!

This is a sorely underappreciated minor gem with two brilliant performances from Matthau and Clayburgh. Their chemistry is wonderful. All in all the film is clever, funny, original, and down right fun!!!

If you happen to find this film at your local video store, check it out...its well worth discovering!


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