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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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Taglines:

A new comedy from the director of Ghostbusters See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Peligrosamente juntos 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, 20 June 1986

Gross USA:

$49,851,591

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,151,591
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Legal Eagles (1986) was the first film that director Ivan Reitman directed after his smash hit blockbuster movie Ghostbusters (1984). Taglines on many of the film's movie posters ran with the slogan: "A new comedy from the director of Ghostbusters". See more »

Goofs

The action of the movie appears to take place during a winter-like season (lots of rain and occasional snowflakes) yet a shot of the Empire State building has the lighting at the top in red, white and blue, coloring usually used around the Fourth of July or other non-Winter holidays. See more »

Quotes

Laura J. Kelly: That look in your eyes... pure blue steel.
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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 »

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Features Singin' in the Rain (1952) See more »

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Written by Mike Chapman (as Mike Chapman), Holly Knight and Gene Black
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Great cast despite plot shortfalls!
6 September 2006 | by SylSee all my reviews

Come on, you have to admit that this film has a good cast with Debra Winger, Robert Redford, Daryl Hannah, and others in supporting roles like Christine Baranski. I like the fact that it was shot in New York City and not on location somewhere. No offense, Toronto or Vancouver but the backdrop does a good job. Remembering a time when the twin towers was still alive and kicking downtown. I liked the combination of Winger and Redford even though they disliked each other on the set according to rumors. Daryl Hannah plays Chelsea who seeks her father's art from crooked businessmen. She does an adequate job and proves that she's not just a pretty face. Daryl always plays shy very well but in this case, Chelsea is not shy at all. She is a bit rebellious and a performance artist with a fascination for fire. She teams up with Winger's character and later with Redford in more ways than can be said to prove her innocence and get justice served.


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