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Legal Eagles (1986)

 -  Comedy | Crime | Romance  -  20 June 1986 (USA)
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Laura Kelly
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Chelsea Deardon
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Cavanaugh
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Victor Taft
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Bower
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Blanchard
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Forrester
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Jennifer Logan (as Jennie Dundas)
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Judge Dawkins
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Carol Freeman
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Barbara
David Hart ...
Marchek
James Hurdle ...
Sebastian Dearden
Gary Howard Klar ...
Hit Man (as Gary Klar)
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District Attorney Tom Logan is set for higher office, at least until he becomes involved with defence lawyer Laura Kelly and her unpredictable client Chelsea Deardon. It seems the least of Chelsea's crimes is the theft of a very valuable painting, but as the women persuade Logan to investigate further and to cut some official corners, a much more sinister scenario starts to emerge. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Tom Logan has a law partner who put a dog on the witness stand. A client who can't enter a room without a crime being committed. And a case that could turn out to be the murder of the year. His. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

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20 June 1986 (USA)  »

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Peligrosamente juntos  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$49,851,591 (USA)
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At one point, the two main lawyers were men and Dustin Hoffman and Bill Murray were offered the film. See more »

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When Kelly and Logan enter Taft's warehouse, it's sunny with a few clouds. Moments later, when Taft closes the warehouse door, it's still broad daylight with bright sun. But a minute later when Kelly and Logan escape the warehouse, it's dusk and the buildings in the Manhattan skyline have their lights on. See more »

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Tom Logan: Ladies and gentlemen, Chelsea Deardon didn't kill Victor Taft. The prosecution has suggested a possible motive, but one based on hearsay, conjecture and circumstantial evidence. Evidence that appears to have some substance, but upon closer examination, will prove to have no relevance whatsoever to this case.
[stops and looks at the jury]
Tom Logan: You're not buying this, are you? You're not listening to a word I'm saying. Yeah? Guess what? I don't blame you. After listening to Mr. Blanchard lay out the ...
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The Vidiot Reviews
31 December 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Legal Eagles

The reason no one dates personal injury lawyers is because they only want to promenade in front of businesses with icy sidewalks.

Luckily, the lawyer in this comedy-thriller is sleeping with a client, not a colleague.

Assistant D.A. Tom (Robert Redford) decides to help attorney Laura (Debra Winger) defend Chelsea (Daryl Hannah) against charges she stole a painting from an art dealer (Terence Stamp).

Adamant her father gave her the painting before his suspicious death - and destruction of his art collection - Chelsea not only convinces Tom but seduces him as well.

But when a dubious cop (Brian Dennehy) uncovers the entire collection intact, it threatens Tom's career and his life.

Crackling with comedic repartee, a fiery May/December romance and an unpredicted adversary, Legal Eagles may be clichéd but it's not without its charms.

Incidentally, if you're going to sleep with anyone in the court system

  • make it a judge. Yellow Light




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