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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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Cast

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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
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Justice Benjamin Halperin
Richard McMurray ...
Justice Richard Carey
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Justice Ambrose Quincy
Edmund Stoiber ...
Committee Chairman
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Nebraska Attorney
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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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...Kinek a bírónő  »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The nick-names that Justice Daniel Snow (Walter Matthau) had for Justice Ruth Loomis (Jill Clayburgh) were "Madam Just-ess" and "The Lysol Lady of Orange County". 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 This is an outdated standard for obscenity which was superseded by the so-called "Miller test" in 1973.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: I don't care how you seat them, try chairs.
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Soundtracks

Hornpipe
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from "Water Music"
Music by George Frideric Handel
Arranged by Ian Fraser
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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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