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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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Dan Snow
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Ruth Loomis
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Chief Justice James Jefferson Crawford
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Christine Snow
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Mason Woods
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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 ...
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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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On July 7, 1981, President Reagan announced the appointment of Sandra Day O'Connor to become the first woman on the Supreme Court. Paramount rushed this film, which had been scheduled to open in February 1982, into release in late August 1981 - before O'Connor took her seat on this film's titular date - in order to capitalize on the publicity, as well as to keep the film from looking dated by the time of its release. See more »

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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 This is an outdated standard for obscenity which was superseded by the so-called "Miller test" in 1973.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 »

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Justice Dan Snow: To you it's a mess, to me it's a wilderness of free association. Don't ever straighten up my desk Mason, I'd never be able to find anything. I've always been suspicious of neatness. If there is nothing on top of a man's desk, he probably shoved all the clutter in the drawers and if his drawers are empty, what the hell does he need a desk for?
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Better than it's been rated.
12 October 2000 | by (Melbourne Australia) – See all my reviews

Walter Mathau left many wonderful performances for us to enjoy, and here is another one of them. In what could be a rehearsal for GRUMPY OLD MEN, it's great to see how he and Jill Clayburgh bounce off each other. Their characters are so different and opposite, yet they're like two pillars holding up the roof of the system. I find it difficult to fault this movie, It's enjoyable from start to finish.


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