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Trial and Error (1997)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Romance | 30 May 1997 (USA)
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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What's a courtroom circus without a couple of clowns? See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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

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Advogado por Engano  »

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

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

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Charles Tuttle: I don't pose, I don't preen, I don't put perjured testimony on the stand. I don't make a mockery of the American legal system.
Richard Rietti: Well, you have your style, and I got mine.
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Sound technician Brian McPherson is credited as "hothead technician." See more »


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Teach Me Tonight
Written by Sammy Cahn & Gene de Paul
Performed by Oscar Peterson
Courtesy of Verve Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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mindless humor, great afternoon film
9 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lots of A-list actors, simple story to follow with light hearted humor. Another movie showing how beautiful Charlize Theron is, fans of her will appreciate that. Michael Richards is funny as always. Jeff Daniels is very good, none of that stupid humor like in Dumb and Dumber. Austin Pendleton plays his typical character, goofy yet professional. The whole movie is very predictable but the actors that are cast keep it interesting. Recommend watching it without great expectations. So for a relaxing afternoon stick a bag of popcorn in the microwave and rent this movie for an hour and a half of a good story with entertaining acting.


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