MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 939 this week

First Monday in October (1981)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  21 August 1981 (USA)
6.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.4/10 from 889 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 4 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(play), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 158 titles
created 31 Jul 2011
 
a list of 3761 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 1129 titles
created 20 Aug 2012
 
a list of 7570 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 152 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: First Monday in October (1981)

First Monday in October (1981) on IMDb 6.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of First Monday in October.
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Dan Snow
...
Ruth Loomis
...
Chief Justice James Jefferson Crawford
...
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
...
Nebraska Attorney
Richard McKenzie ...
Hostile Senator
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

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

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 August 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

First Monday in October  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The number of people who sit on the United States Supreme Court is nine. In this film, eight of them are men, one is a woman. The film's tagline reflected this by saying, "In the Supreme Court, there are only eight of them against all of her." 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.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #26.78 (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I can't believe there are people who don't like this film.
4 September 2003 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

This film is classic Mathau. The plot is a little thin, and not the most thought provoking, but it's the portrayal in the key roles that make this film great. Mathau is very believable as Justice Dan Snow. The scene with his wife and the wallpaper has got to be familiar to intellectual men everywhere. His one liners in this movie are some of my favorites...

C.J. - "Are you going to get that?"

D.S. - "The telephone has no constitutional right to be answered. Leave it alone, it'll go away."

______________________________________________________________________

R.L. - "The Dr. says you might have had a heart attack..."

D.S. - "My heart wouldn't dare attack me!"

Over all a really well done film.


6 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
VW Rabbit bilyidol
Discuss First Monday in October (1981) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?