Legalese (1998)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Drama, Crime, Romance  |  4 October 1998 (USA)
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When a sexy actress is charged with murder, a charming celebrity lawyer uses trickery to defend her against the press as well as the prosecution.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Norman Keane
Angela Beale
Rica Martin
Roy Guyton
Roy's Father
Brenda Whitlass
Randy Mucklan
Keene Curtis ...
Judge Handley
Kurt Lee
Hy Anzell ...
Mr. Blum
Rod Brooks
Randall Arney ...
Dean Davis
Darcy Belsher ...
Cashen Depps
Frank Buckley ...
KCAL Channel 9 Reporter


An actress (Gina Gershon) accused of the murder of her brother-in-law with whom she may have been having an affair is defended by a young, naive attorney (Edward Kerr) whose strings are being pulled by a slick celebrity lawyer (James Garner). Kathleen Turner also appears as the tv tabloid "Scandal Central" talk show host who exposes the legal sham and the actress' pretense. Written by John Sacksteder <>

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Drama | Crime | Romance

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »


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4 October 1998 (USA)  »

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A jog vadorzói  »

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Angela Beale is said to "be licensed to have a gun". In 1998, the state of California did not require that gun owners be licensed. A permit must be obtained to carry a concealed weapon and assault weapons must be registered, but no other licenses need be obtained. See more »


Rica Martin: I hope you don't mind my banging that boy silly.
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Great Movie, Great Cast
15 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a great movie!! It is much much better than most made for T.V. movies. Edward Kerr is so 'engagingly' charming and wonderful. I truly enjoyed his portrayal of lawyer Roy Guyton. Kathleen Turner is hilarious as the reporter/talk show host. The rest of the cast is equally good. All in all, this is a movie well worth watching.

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