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Legal Eagles (1986)

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A New York district attorney works and flirts with his adversary and her kooky artist client, who is on trial for a murder she didn't commit.

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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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Jennifer Logan (as Jennie Dundas)
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Judge Dawkins
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Carol Freeman
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Barbara
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Marchek
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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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20 June 1986 (USA)  »

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Peligrosamente juntos  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$49,851,591 (USA)
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Debra Winger actually left the powerful Hollywood agents CAA agency (Creative Artists Agency) over this film. Winger allegedly felt that since all the major cast and crew members were with CAA at the time, they did not hire the best people, they hired only clients who could get the film made. See more »

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The action of the movie appears to take place during a winter-like season (lots of rain and occasional snowflakes) yet a shot of the Empire State building has the lighting at the top in red, white and blue, coloring usually used around the Fourth of July or other non-Winter holidays. See more »

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Chelsea Deardon: Do you always cross-examine people?
Tom Logan: Only when they lie to me.
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Magic Carpet Ride
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A fun mystery/romantic comedy.
6 August 1999 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Full of plot holes and expensive excesses, LEGAL EAGLES wouldn't be much without the genuine star power it receives from it's first class cast.

Redford is very charming as the assistant D.A. whose becomes involved with defense lawyer Winger (terrific as always) to solve a case that includes arson, stolen paintings, insurance fraud, and even murder.

The chemistry between Redford and Winger is very much like Spencer and Tracy and is very enjoyable to watch. However, Daryl Hannah steals the show as the slightly off center performance artist who is in the middle of the complex case.

The film's story will not hold up under much thought and the many shots of buildings on fire will only appeal to pyros. Still, this film is fun entertainment and is a must-see if you are a fan of one of the three stars.

I'd rate this a good 6 out of 10.


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