MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 23,104 this week

Legal Deceit (1997)

3.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.4/10 from 51 users  
Reviews: 5 user

Sydney Banks learns the hard way that being driven and educated is not the path to success. With the help of Todd Hunter her career takes off. Sydney gets pulled into corporate blackmail ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

Related Items

Search for "Legal Deceit" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Legal Deceit (1997)

Legal Deceit (1997) on IMDb 3.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Legal Deceit.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Killer Reality (TV Movie 2013)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Hayley, a producer on the hit reality show LOVE EVER AFTER, unwillingly falls for The Bachelor on this marriage elimination series. Things become complicated very quickly, especially when ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Fisher
Stars: Annie Ilonzeh, Parker Young, Lola Glaudini
No Salida (1998)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Director: Bill Birrell
Stars: Demetrius Navarro, Valente Rodriguez, Lobo Sebastian
Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

In the last days before Armaggeddon, three men must made one eternal choice: receive the mark of the devil or stand for Christ. This movie will make you think about your own life choices.

Director: Kevin Downes
Stars: Stephen Baldwin, David A.R. White, Kevin Downes
Undercover Heat (Video 1995)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A female cop goes undercover in a high price whorehouse to find a murderer and discovers she likes the assignment more than she should.

Director: Gregory Dark
Stars: Athena Massey, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Meg Foster
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A beautiful young single mother feels the pressure from the ex-pat Nigerian community to get married. Her precocious son has met his hero, a cynical English comic book writer and decides he... See full summary »

Director: Peter Schwabach
Stars: Colin Firth, Nia Long, Dan Lett
The Long Run (2001)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A failed track coach finally finds someone who he believes has what it takes to win.

Director: Jean Stewart
Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Nthati Moshesh, Paterson Joseph
Mercy (1995)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A couple of people steal the daughter of a famous lawyer. Now they want money to give her back, but it's not just the money they want. They want revenge.

Director: Richard Shepard
Stars: John Rubinstein, Amber Kain, Sam Rockwell
Joy Division (2006)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A teenage orphan fights against the Red Army at the end of WWII and in the aftermath is 'adopted' by a Commissar. Years later he is sent to London during the Cold war to work for the KGB, where he questions his life.

Director: Reg Traviss
Stars: Ed Stoppard, Tom Schilling, Bernadette Heerwagen
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When talk radio host Emma Lloyd advises one of her listeners to break up with her boyfriend, the jilted ex sets about getting his revenge.

Director: Griffin Dunne
Stars: Uma Thurman, Justina Machado, Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

Director: Ang Lee
Stars: Demetri Martin, Henry Goodman, Edward Hibbert
Comedy | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An uptight NYC lawyer takes her two teenagers to her hippie mother's farmhouse upstate for a family vacation.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Jane Fonda, Catherine Keener, Elizabeth Olsen
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Director: Gilles Noël
Stars: Roy Dupuis, Marc Beaupré, Tyrone Benskin
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Sydney Banks
...
Todd Hunter
...
Derek
Ed Beechner
Brian Wesley Thomas
...
(as Jeff Marcus)
...
Adam
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Taryn Carter ...
Sydney Banks' Little Sister
Charles Reese ...
Party Guest
Keith Leon Williams ...
Homless Attorney (as Keith Hickles)
Edit

Storyline

Sydney Banks learns the hard way that being driven and educated is not the path to success. With the help of Todd Hunter her career takes off. Sydney gets pulled into corporate blackmail and murder. With the help of boyfriend Derek, she begins her own deception. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

independent film | See All (1) »

Taglines:

Success can kill!

Genres:

Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Promised Land  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Probably the worst movie about law and lawyers ever made
9 January 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

This film is of interest to fans who like films about law and lawyers because it can serve as the answer to the question "what is the worst movie about lawyers ever made?" The film takes every lawyer cliche and hauls it far over the top. The film is set in a law firm which is equivalent in manners and morals to a shark tank. It begins with a down-sizing in which the managing partner literally hauls an associate out of her office and throws her in the elevator. Another disgruntled associate shoots up the joint. Our heroine, an African American from Harvard Law School, with some semblance of ethics is trying to survive in this environment but can only do so if she can generate business. The plot degenerates into some nonsense which I gather has to do with digging up dirt on potential clients, then blackmailing them into retaining the lawyer. More and more people get shot, but most viewers, like myself, will have lost interest long before the film winds down. Everything about the film is amateurish; the acting is comical and the screenplay sounds like a middle school writing project.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Legal Deceit (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?