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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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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 »

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

1st Judge: [adressing two lawyers in court] What are you two, a comedy team?
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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 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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what a great film
16 March 2005 | by antm1967See all my reviews

FRom the hip it a great comedy because. starts goods gets going faster the hummer is so funny at the first half. starts as a comedy then goes into a drama. tries to go into a drama then goes back to comedy in the second half . I think it should have stayed with the comedy it was the best part . It did all right with the drama it slowed the move right down when it started to go to the drama side then went back to the comedy then back. JUDD nelson did a great job on this movie he really got his teeth into it i really thought he was a lawyer.so did the rest of the cast. i don't think there was a wrong actor in it . i recommend this movie a MUST SEE.


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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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