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From the Hip (1987)

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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 ... See full summary »

Director:

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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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 »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Final theatrical movie of Edward Winter (Raymond Torkenson). 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

Robin 'Stormy' Weathers: Unfortunately, it doesn't matter that her body was never found. Brain tissue was all over her jacket. Somebody's dead, and the jury will be perfectly willing to believe that it's Liza Williams. Now please, let's go over your story one more time.
Douglas Benoit: Shall I say it in Hebraic this time, or maybe Latin? They do still teach Latin in law school these days?
Robin 'Stormy' Weathers: Actually, yes. Steve, tell him the Latin for pain in the ass.
Steve Hadley: Um, vox hemorrhoidum?
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Connections

Referenced in Far Out Man (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

The March of the Toreadors
From 'Hooked on Classics II'
Written by Georges Bizet
Arranged and Composed by Louis Clark
conducting The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Courtesy of RCA Records
Published and Administered by Eaton Music, Ltd.
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A perfect example of why we should continue to ask the question: 'Why did Judd Nelson seemingly fade away to unknown obscurity?'
23 May 2000 | by ToadfishSee all my reviews

Once again we are reminded of the waste of a fantastic actor, and question why it was that Judd Nelson faded so quickly into TV limbo-land. In 'From the Hip' he might as well be playing John Bender, 5 years on from his Saturday morning detention in 'The Breakfast Club'. All the Bender traits are there - the showcasing, the cunning, the witty comments, and the lovable rogue charm. An excellent supporting cast keep the pace going, with John Hurt turning in one of his finest performances. The only problem I had with this movie is that it doesn't know whether it wants to be a comedy or a grizzly murder mystery. Despite that, it is a shame that this is one of those movies that not a great deal of people even know exists. I do admit I'm a big Judd Nelson fan (only please don't ever mention 'Blindfold - Acts of Obsession'!) so maybe I'm biased regarding the quality of this film, although I think there is something here that will appeal to everybody, right down to an obligatory romance (though i found it strange that although Robin's girlfriend tells him she loves him on 4 separate occasions, never once does he utter the words back to her).Know what? I should really get out more! EXCELSIOR.


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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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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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