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Legalese (1998)

TV Movie  -   -  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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Norman Keane
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Angela Beale
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Rica Martin
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Roy Guyton
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Roy's Father
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Brenda Whitlass
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Randy Mucklan
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Judge Handley
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Dean Davis
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Reggie
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Cashen Depps
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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 <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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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 »

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Roy Guyton: Has she been eating?
Angela Beale: Only if you count Percodans.
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Surprisingly good.
17 December 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

This is not the greatest movie ever made, but it is surprisingly good. Your attention is grabbed from the very start and you're taken on a great ride. Films like this, which don't insult your intelligence, tend to be few and far between these days.

James Garner's plays a canny defense attorney who will stop at nothing to win a case. Kathleen Turner, looking incredibly different from her Romancing the Stone days, turns in a great over-the-top performance as an investigative journalist. Edward Kerr is excellent as the new kid on the block, torn between his ambition and his conscience.

Highly recommended.


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