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From the Hip (1987)

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Apprentice lawyer Robin 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 ... See full summary »

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Bob Clark

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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 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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Getting To The Top Means Working Like A Dog! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 February 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Az ügyvéd, aki szelet vetett és sikert aratott See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$9,518,342
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At his son's elementary school, Writer and Director Bob Clark offered a silent auction prize, allowing the winner to go to Charlotte, North Carolina, and go behind the scenes during the filming of the movie. After friends of the family won the auction, Clark allowed the entire family to be extras in a scene, rather than just observers. 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: Is this your idea of a pep talk?
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Connections

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

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Humor Abounds in this comedic melodrama
27 December 2004 | by radioman-7See all my reviews

Hurt shows himself as the force that brought this film it's best area of presentation. Especially when describing how one would work upon a 'posiable' victim. 'The Stormy Weathers' part is very amusing with his two side kicks, and his love interest is very predictable. The plot seemed to forgo the usual nonsensical areas and showed why 'lawyers' should also not only eat their own, but could use a taste of honesty in their pursuits. I found this film to be very entertaining. It has an unusual method in the plot twists that most melodramas have. This film makes a presentation of values that should matter, but seldom do in real life situations.


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