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Legal Eagles (1986)

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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Forrester
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Barbara
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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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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,043,360, 20 June 1986

Gross USA:

$49,851,591

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,151,591
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2.35 : 1
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In the end credits, one can see that one of the works of art used in the film is from the collection of Mr. Cary Grant. As Grant would pass away the same year of the film's release, 1986, this would be one of his last screen credits. See more »

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When the press is interviewing Chelsea after the charges against her are dismissed, there's no breeze, and her hair is around her face. The next shot has a rather strong wind whipping her hair around, then in the next immediate shot, her hair is still again-as if there had been no breeze at all. See more »

Quotes

Laura J. Kelly: That look in your eyes... pure blue steel.
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Magic Carpet Ride
Written by John Kay and Rushton Moreve
Performed by Steppenwolf
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
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Lousy courtroom romance
25 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

For fans of romantic comedies or legal dramas, you should probably look elsewhere and avoid watching Legal Eagles. Robert Redford and Debra Winger are partners in a law firm who have very different styles in the courtroom. Bob is charming and pandering, and Debra is strict and plays by the rules. When they join forces to defend Daryl Hannah, who's accused of murder, there's no telling what might happen!

Yes, it really is as bad as it sounds. It's not serious enough to stand up against real courtroom dramas, and it's too silly and predictable to stand up against classic romantic comedies. If you liked Laws of Attraction, you might like this one, but I couldn't stand either of them. Yes, Robert Redford is very handsome, but I'm not a fan of either of the actresses, so I wasn't rooting for either side of the love triangle. You've got dozens of other movies to choose from to see his gorgeousness. Do so.


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