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Trial and Error (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  30 May 1997 (USA)
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An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.

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Lawyer Charlie Tuttle is defending his wife's relative Benny Gibbs in a class action fraud suit, but when he gets to the city where court takes place, he gets drunk and the following day, when the hearings begin, his friend, actor Richard Rjetti takes his place posing as Charlie. The bad thing is that Richard doesn't know anything about being a lawyer, and Charlie has to teach him as the court goes on. Written by Marcos Eduardo Acosta Aldrete

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Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for some sexual content | See all certifications »
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30 May 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Advogado por Engano  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$4,903,529 (USA) (30 May 1997)

Gross:

$13,548,764 (USA) (25 July 1997)
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Jennifer Tilly was originally cast as Billie Tyler. See more »

Quotes

Charles Tuttle: Prior use of the machine is not determinative of possessorary interest.
Tattooed Lowlife: And you a lawyer?
Charles Tuttle: Yes.
Heavy LowlifeTattooed Lowlife: [both punch him at the same time]
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Sound technician Brian McPherson is credited as "hothead technician." See more »

Soundtracks

Reading My Heart
Written by Paul Nelson, Jeff Borders & Gayla Borders
Performed by Lorrie Morgan
Courtesy of the RCA Records Label of BMG Ent.
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Reviewers didn't give this a chance.....
28 January 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie never got the fair chance it deserved back in the day because it came out at the same time as Liar Liar, a similar vehicle with Jim Carrey at the helm. This one pairs Carrey's "Dumb & Dumber" buddy Jeff Daniels with "Seinfeld"'s Michael Richards, and I must say - they are a fantastic comic duo! From beginning to end, this movie will make you laugh! And the addition of Charlize Theron doesn't hurt, either. Trial and Error earned a very low box office income, and despite this, film critics Roger Ebert and Leonard Maltin gave positive reviews to the film both rewarding it 3 stars out of a possible four. Watch this on Netflix, or rent it. If you enjoyed Liar Liar and My Cousin Vinny, you will LOVE this! It's a superb movie with so many comedic points!


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