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From the Hip (1987)

 -  Comedy | Drama  -  6 February 1987 (USA)
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Apprentice lawyer Robin Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must reexamine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now ... See full summary »

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Robin 'Stormy' Weathers
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Jo Ann
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Douglas Benoit
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Craig Duncan
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Larry
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Steve Hadley
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Roberta Winnaker
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Phil Ames
Edward Winter ...
Raymond Torkenson
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Matt Cowens
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Scott Murray
Beatrice Winde ...
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Lt. Matt Sosha
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Mrs. Martha Williams
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Apprentice lawyer Robin Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must reexamine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now defend a college professor who is appearantly guilty of murder. Written by Scott Minkin <sminkin@bbn.com>

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lawyer | attorney | ethics | courtroom | satire | See more »

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Getting To The Top Means Working Like A Dog! See more »

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Comedy | Drama

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6 February 1987 (USA)  »

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TV producer Steven Bochco hired writer David E. Kelley to write for his series L.A. Law (1986) after reading this script. See more »

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1st Judge: [adressing two lawyers in court] What are you two, a comedy team?
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Humor Abounds in this comedic melodrama
27 December 2004 | by (Orange Park,FL USA) – See all my reviews

Hurt shows himself as the force that brought this film it's best area of presentation. Especially when describing how one would work upon a 'posiable' victim. 'The Stormy Weathers' part is very amusing with his two side kicks, and his love interest is very predictable. The plot seemed to forgo the usual nonsensical areas and showed why 'lawyers' should also not only eat their own, but could use a taste of honesty in their pursuits. I found this film to be very entertaining. It has an unusual method in the plot twists that most melodramas have. This film makes a presentation of values that should matter, but seldom do in real life situations.


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