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Trial and Error (1997)

 -  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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Storyline

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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An experienced lawyer and an out-of-work actor giving justice a run for its money 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)  »

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

Richard Rietti: [to Richard] You know, you really missed your calling. You should have really been an actor.
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Sound technician Brian McPherson is credited as "hothead technician." See more »

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Mr. Pitiful
Written by Steve Cropper and Otis Redding
Performed by Taj Mahal
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Better than most reviews let on
13 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We spend so much time as movie enthusiasts that we often only look for films people would consider revolutionary (e.g. Donnie Darko, Fight Club, etc.) but every once in awhile a noraml run of the mill comedy is nice. Trial and Error, however, had some of the most ridiculously funny scenes I have ever seen Micheal Richards in - his audtion near the beginning, his cross examination of 'Buck.' These scenes a lone are enough reason to see the movie. All said and done, Micheal Richards kills it in this movie... Some people have said that he still is trying to play off his role of Kramer but what we must understand is that regardless the role Micheal Richards constantly brings his own personality to the characters he plays and I wouldn't have it any other way. See it. Twice.


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