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From the Hip (1987)

PG  |   |  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
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Raymond Torkenson
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Matt Cowens
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Robert Irvin Elliott ...
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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6 February 1987 (USA)  »

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Az ügyvéd, aki szelet vetett és sikert aratott  »

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Douglas Benoit: Let me explain something to you, Mr. Weathers. Through the vicissitudes of wholly gratuitous genetic accidents, I was visited with extremely high intelligence. I was further blessed - or burdened, as it were - with certain physical traits that would suggest, shall we say, "good breeding." Now, in this proletarian stew which we laughingly call society, these attributes are not always advantageous.
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Funniest and Cleverist Courtroom Drama
30 November 2001 | by (Nottingham, England) – See all my reviews

This is Bob Clark's cleverist and best film as a writer/director. The casting is superb (especially Judd Nelson and John Hurt), the story is incredibly clever in it's construction (I defy anyone to figure out the ending prior to the final scene !), the humour is very-well inter-woven into a very inticate, and challenging drama. The film really does expose the moral/ethical dilemas faced by a defence attourney, when faced with defending a particularly difficult and vicious murder case. I won't disclose too many details as it would ruin the film, but if you enjoy a thought-provoking yet very funny and hugely entertaining court-room drama..... then WATCH THIS FILM IMMEDIATELY !!!!!!!!!


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