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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 re-examine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin 'Stormy' Weathers
Jo Ann
Douglas Benoit
Craig Duncan
Steve Hadley
Roberta Winnaker
Phil Ames
Edward Winter ...
Raymond Torkenson
Richard Zobel ...
Matt Cowens
1st Judge
Robert Irvin Elliott ...
Scott Murray
Beatrice Winde ...
2nd Judge
Lt. Matt Sosha
Mrs. Martha Williams


Apprentice lawyer Robin Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must re-examine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now defend a college professor who is apparently guilty of murder. Written by Scott Minkin <>

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Release Date:

6 February 1987 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az ügyvéd, aki szelet vetett és sikert aratott  »

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$9,518,342 (USA)

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The Last cinema film of Edward Winter. See more »


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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Referenced in Psych: Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller? (2008) See more »

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80's Hilarious Courtroom Spoof from "LA Law" Writer
2 January 1999 | by (Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

There is no possible way to make a bad movie with Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, and David Alan Grier in starring roles. This film was written by David E. Kelley, the head writer from LA Law.

The film spoofs the legal profession, and courtroom drama specifically. The film should be watched by all law students and firm associates. Ignore those who label the humor as sophomoric. The film has a great story and is extremely funny.

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