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David E. Kelley (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 February 1987 (USA) See more »
Getting To The Top Means Working Like A Dog! See more »
Apprentice lawyer Robin Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must re-examine... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Should have concentrated on second story See more (22 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Judd Nelson ... Robin 'Stormy' Weathers

Elizabeth Perkins ... Jo Ann

John Hurt ... Douglas Benoit

Darren McGavin ... Craig Duncan

Dan Monahan ... Larry

David Alan Grier ... Steve Hadley

Nancy Marchand ... Roberta Winnaker

Allan Arbus ... Phil Ames

Edward Winter ... Raymond Torkenson
Richard Zobel ... Matt Cowens

Ray Walston ... 1st Judge
Robert Irvin Elliott ... Scott Murray
Beatrice Winde ... 2nd Judge

Art Hindle ... Lt. Matt Sosha

Priscilla Pointer ... Mrs. Martha Williams

Royce D. Applegate ... Mr. Wilby
Robert Inman ... TV Reporter
Jack Riel ... Bailiff
Pearl Jones ... Foreman
David Fitzsimmons ... Reporter
William Alspaugh ... Biggs

Terry Loughlin ... Malcolm
Jon Thompson ... Rampart
Lou Criscuolo ... McAlbee

H. Richard Greene ... Wilson

Ed Grady ... Baxter (as Ed L. Grady)
Everett Quinton ... Warren
Arthur J. Fasciani ... Bailiff-Benoit Trial

Robert Dickman ... Dr. Charles Peckham
George Hall ... Harvey Beals
Harvey Kirck ... TV Anchorman
Eric Tilley ... Charlie
Will Knickerbocker ... Security Guard
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Marc Hoffman ... Young lawyer #3 (uncredited)

Jerry Keys ... TV Cameraman (uncredited)
Robert J. Maxwell ... Courtroom Artist (uncredited)

Craig Richard Nelson ... Witness (uncredited)
Andrew Reilly ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Bob Clark 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Bob Clark 
David E. Kelley  screenplay
David E. Kelley  story

Produced by
Howard Baldwin .... executive producer
Bob Clark .... producer
René Dupont .... producer
Kenneth Heeley-Ray .... associate producer (as Ken Heeley-Ray)
Bill Minot .... executive producer
Brian Russell .... executive producer
Original Music by
Paul Zaza 
Cinematography by
Dante Spinotti 
Film Editing by
Stan Cole 
Casting by
Jane Feinberg 
Mike Fenton 
Production Design by
Michael Stringer 
Art Direction by
Dennis Bradford 
Set Decoration by
Edward 'Tantar' LeViseur 
Costume Design by
Clifford Capone 
Makeup Department
Stefano Fava .... makeup artist
Bob Harper .... hair stylist (as Robert Harper)
Production Management
Marilyn Stonehouse .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ken Goch .... first assistant director
Jay Tobias .... second assistant director
Art Department
Robert Beck .... set dresser
Shaw Burney .... property master
Keith Darwin .... scenic
Tim Galvin .... assistant art director
Michael J. Hall .... propmaker
John D. Kretschmer .... leadman
James F. Oñate .... painter
Jeffrey Schlatter .... construction coordinator
Mark S. Turner .... sculptor
Dwain Wilson .... set dresser
Sound Department
David Appleby .... sound re-recording mixer
Anke Bakker .... assistant sound editor
Tony Currie .... dialogue editor
Kenneth Heeley-Ray .... supervising sound editor
Sharon Lackie .... sound editor
Andy Malcolm .... foley artist
Michael O'Farrell .... sound editor
David Stephenson .... sound recordist
Mike Tucker .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Chic Anstiss .... camera operator
Eric Bartsch .... grip
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer
Joe D'Alessandro .... assistant camera
David W. Strong .... lighting technician
Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... additional casting
Mark Fincannon .... additional casting
Marcia Shulman .... casting: New York
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deborah Latham .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Sydney Conrad Shapiro .... assistant editor (as Sydney Conrad)
Melissa Wegman .... assistant editor
Other crew
Adrian Brunori .... production assistant
Angela Heald .... production coordinator
Sandra Marley .... script supervisor
Elizabeth Hipwell .... assistant to script supervisor (uncredited)

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111 min
Color (Technicolor)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Factual errors: 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 »
1st Judge:[adressing two lawyers in court] What are you two, a comedy team?See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Flintstones" (1960)See more »


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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Should have concentrated on second story, 4 October 1999
Author: stills-6 from california

A funny, insightful script that is treated a bit too lightly by the principals. No one looks like they're taking the story seriously except John Hurt, whose performance towers above everyone else's (it's too bad he only occupies the screen for 20 or so minutes). There are the odd moments of idiocy, and the entire effect is like an above average episode of a television law drama.

My favorite scene is where Judd Nelson crouches behind a table full of classic literature, tossing out books at the judge. Sometimes, Nelson doesn't quite know what his character is doing, but he manages to entertain and keep the focus on him.

But the first half of the movie is farce and the second half (Hurt's story) is serious drama. At one point this is signaled by Dan Monahan, who says, "This isn't fun anymore." There are some good gags throughout and the drama could hold its own if the first part of the movie weren't so long. It could have been shortened considerably to make the John Hurt story longer and more effective. I enjoyed watching this movie and would recommend it to anyone who likes television law type shows.

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