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Legal Eagles (1986)

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A New York district attorney works and flirts with his adversary and her kooky artist client, who is on trial for a murder she didn't commit.

Director:

Ivan Reitman

Writers:

Ivan Reitman (story), Jim Cash (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Redford ... Tom Logan
Debra Winger ... Laura Kelly
Daryl Hannah ... Chelsea Deardon
Brian Dennehy ... Cavanaugh
Terence Stamp ... Victor Taft
Steven Hill ... Bower
David Clennon ... Blanchard
John McMartin ... Forrester
Jennifer Dundas ... Jennifer Logan (as Jennie Dundas)
Roscoe Lee Browne ... Judge Dawkins
Christine Baranski ... Carol Freeman
Sara Botsford ... Barbara
David Hart ... Marchek
James Hurdle James Hurdle ... Sebastian Dearden
Gary Howard Klar Gary Howard Klar ... Hit Man (as Gary Klar)
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Storyline

District Attorney Tom Logan is set for higher office, at least until he becomes involved with defence lawyer Laura Kelly and her unpredictable client Chelsea Deardon. It seems the least of Chelsea's crimes is the theft of a very valuable painting, but as the women persuade Logan to investigate further and to cut some official corners, a much more sinister scenario starts to emerge. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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Tom Logan has a law partner who put a dog on the witness stand. A client who can't enter a room without a crime being committed. And a case that could turn out to be the murder of the year. His. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The picture featured the hit Rod Stewart song "Love Touch" which played over the movie's closing credits. The track went to the No. #6 spot on the American Billboard Hot Top 100 Chart. The name of the song frequently includes the subtitle of the "Theme from Legal Eagles." The track features on Stewart's 14th studio album "Every Beat of My Heart" which was first released in June 1986, the same month and year as this movie. See more »

Goofs

When Tom arrives at the gallery in his car, the wipers are off. In the next shot, where he gets out of the car, the wipers are on. See more »

Quotes

Chelsea Deardon: Do you always cross-examine people?
Tom Logan: Only when they lie to me.
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Alternate Versions

SPOILER: The syndicated broadcast version offers a considerably changed ending, in which the Daryl Hannah character goes from being innocent of murder to being guilty of one of the murders. (There are also differently edited versions of the Chelsea-is-guilty ending.) See more »

Connections

Referenced in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy Goes to Court! (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Put Out the Fire
Performed by Daryl Hannah
Written by Daryl Hannah and Michael Monteleone
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User Reviews

charming
22 April 2014 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

charming is the right word. because it is a nice film, without high ambitions and using old recipes, mixture of crime and romance, with a good performance of Daryll Hannah and same Redford who does a seductive character. a movie who can not be real convincing but who know explore in a smart manner, the common clichés. and that is its great virtue - to not be serious or a parody but a perfect choice for Sunday evening. the secret - maybe, courage to use tricks from old romantic comedies in decent doses. and it works at whole. the vulnerability of characters, the action scenes, the thin artistic stain, all as tools for a charming show who reminds classic films and who can be opportunity for rediscover good actors at duty.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Legal Eagles See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,043,360, 22 June 1986

Gross USA:

$49,851,591

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,151,591
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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