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Legal Eagles (1986)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  20 June 1986 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Laura Kelly
Chelsea Deardon
Victor Taft
Jennifer Logan (as Jennie Dundas)
Judge Dawkins
Carol Freeman
David Hart ...
James Hurdle ...
Sebastian Dearden
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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 <>

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Release Date:

20 June 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Peligrosamente juntos  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)


$49,851,591 (USA)

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2.35 : 1
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The picture featured the hit Rod Stewart song "Love Touch" which played over the movie's closing credits. The track went to the No. #6 spot on the American Billboard Hot Top 100 Chart. The name of the song frequently includes the subtitle of the "Theme from Legal Eagles." The track features on Stewart's 14th studio album "Every Beat of My Heart" which was first released in June 1986, the same month and year as this movie. See more »


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 »


Chelsea Deardon: Do you always cross-examine people?
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22 April 2014 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

charming is the right word. because it is a nice film, without high ambitions and using old recipes, mixture of crime and romance, with a good performance of Daryll Hannah and same Redford who does a seductive character. a movie who can not be real convincing but who know explore in a smart manner, the common clichés. and that is its great virtue - to not be serious or a parody but a perfect choice for Sunday evening. the secret - maybe, courage to use tricks from old romantic comedies in decent doses. and it works at whole. the vulnerability of characters, the action scenes, the thin artistic stain, all as tools for a charming show who reminds classic films and who can be opportunity for rediscover good actors at duty.

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