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From the Hip (1987)

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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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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
Richard Zobel ...
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 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 <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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$9,518,342 (USA)
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The Last cinema film of Edward Winter. See more »

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The courtroom set up is wrong. Benoit, Weathers, and the defense team sit near the jury box. In any criminal trial in Massachusetts the prosecution is seated near the jury, the defense on the opposite side. See more »

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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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A little known, great great movie
10 December 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Quite simply I love this movie, not because I have an affinity to any of the actors but simply because it's a very easy way to pass a couple of hours.

For movie which attempts to broach one of the legal systems greatest dilemmas (how to defend the guilty) the screenwriters and director somehow manage to deal with the issue seriously yet without allowing the movie to become heavy and dry.

You will laugh as there are many genuinely funny scenes and yet you will also appreciate the very real and serious ethical dilemma "stormy" finds himself in.

John Hurt does steal the show somewhat with a performance that is nothing short of chilling, but the movie is not just about John and the supporting cast are pretty good as well. Criticism of Judd Nelson for this role is certainly unwarranted.

If you want a nice easy watch, which you can chose to just enjoy or to actually have a proper think about then this is a very good place to start.

Do yourself a favour find the movie in a bargain bin, watch it and wonder why you never bothered to see it before


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