Robin, one year out of law school with one trial, gets set up with an unwinnable murder case for having forced his law firm to make him partner with unethical behavior, tarnishing the firm.

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Bob Clark

Writers:

Bob Clark, David E. Kelley (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judd Nelson ... Robin 'Stormy' Weathers
Elizabeth Perkins ... Jo Ann
John Hurt ... Douglas Benoit
Darren McGavin ... Craig Duncan
Dan Monahan ... Larry
David Alan Grier ... Steve Hadley
Nancy Marchand ... Roberta Winnaker
Allan Arbus ... Phil Ames
Edward Winter ... Raymond Torkenson
Richard Zobel Richard Zobel ... Matt Cowens
Ray Walston ... 1st Judge
Robert Irvin Elliott Robert Irvin Elliott ... Scott Murray
Beatrice Winde Beatrice Winde ... 2nd Judge
Art Hindle ... Lt. Matt Sosha
Priscilla Pointer ... Mrs. Martha Williams
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Storyline

Apprentice lawyer Robin "Stormy" Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must re-examine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now defend a college professor who is apparently guilty of murder. Written by Scott Minkin <sminkin@bbn.com>

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The way he practices law should be a crime. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

Television Producer Steven Bochco hired Writer David E. Kelley to write for his series L.A. Law (1986), after reading this script. See more »

Goofs

The courtroom set up is wrong. Benoit, Weathers, and the defense team sit near the jury box. In any criminal trial in Massachusetts the prosecution is seated near the jury, the defense on the opposite side. See more »

Quotes

Douglas Benoit: Let me explain something to you, Mr. Weathers. Through the vicissitudes of wholly gratuitous genetic accidents, I was visited with extremely high intelligence. I was further blessed - or burdened, as it were - with certain physical traits that would suggest, shall we say, "good breeding." Now, in this proletarian stew which we laughingly call society, these attributes are not always advantageous.
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Connections

Referenced in Psych: Murder?... Anyone?... Anyone?... Bueller? (2008) See more »

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In the Mood
Music by Joe Garland
Published by Shapiro, Bernstein & Co., Inc.
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Smart - Funny - Clever - Entertaining
1 November 2007 | by smitty-45See all my reviews

Don't listen to the negative reviews or nay sayers. Decide for yourself the way we did. Judd Nelson is terrific in this entertaining movie. There should've have been a sequel but unfortunately just like many other terrific movies the studio didn't market this movie AT ALL. From opening to the end you're interested in the story and colorful well written characters. Trust me -- it's a truly entertaining movie in the tradition of all of the other brat pack movies. The script is clever and the pacing swift. The movie keeps you involved and the actors never miss a beat. Nelson and Perkins have chemistry and let's hope they do another movie some day.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

From the Hip See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,645,437, 8 February 1987

Gross USA:

$9,518,342

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$9,518,342
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Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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