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From the Hip (1987)

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

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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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1st Judge
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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The way he practices law should be a crime. See more »

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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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Trivia

At his son's elementary school, Director Bob Clark offered a silent auction prize allowing the winner to come to Charlotte, NC and go behind the scenes during the filming of the movie. After friends of the family won the auction, Clark allowed the entire family to be extras in a scene rather than just observers. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

1st Judge: [adressing two lawyers in court] What are you two, a comedy team?
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Referenced in Psych: Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller? (2008) See more »

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Funny film that tackles a relevant legal issue
9 December 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

What should an attorney do when defending a client they know is guilty? From the hip deals with this legal dilemma in a very amusing format. Judd Nelson is hilarious as an irreverent attorney who gets results. I thought this film was hilarious. Why people, thought this was a "mongrel of a film", makes me wonder, again, if they were actually awake when reviewing this film. Lighten up. I give this film three out of four stars.


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