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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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Kurt Lee
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Reggie
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Cashen Depps
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Storyline

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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Rica Martin: I haven't met a guy worth a second date in the last ten months. Three of the guys I 86'ed over dinner, told me they thought I was a lesbian waiting to happen. They might be right, so far, I've been too busy to give it a shot.
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Good entertainment
2 May 2005 | by (Cambridge, England) – See all my reviews

I had never heard of this film before watching it and from its description and out-of-the-way billing was not expecting much. However, I thoroughly enjoyed it. This story of a lawyer straight out of law-school being handed the highest profile case in America being guided behind the scene by a big-hitting celebrity lawyer is no classic and will never be remembered in any poll but is solid entertainment. It turns out to be cleverer than it appears and cons well. It also comments on the role of the media in high profile cases and the way the practice of law uses and abuses this role. This film entertains and is well worth looking at.


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