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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.

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Ivan Reitman

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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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Tom Logan has a law partner who put a dog on the witness stand. A client who can't enter a room without a crime being committed. And a case that could turn out to be the murder of the year. His. See more »

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Comedy | Crime | Romance

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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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, 22 June 1986

Gross USA:

$49,851,591

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,151,591
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Jane Fonda and Cher lobbied for the role of Laura Kelly and were rejected as too old. See more »

Goofs

The night Logan can't sleep and Chelsea arrives at his apartment, there is falling rain vigorously streaking the outside of his window (and later Chelsea's window when they arrive at her loft) but exterior scenes have only wet streets. 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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Referenced in Jane Fonda in Five Acts (2018) See more »

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Good Lovin'
Written by Rudy Clark and Arthur Resnick
Performed by The Rascals
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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A fun mystery/romantic comedy.
6 August 1999 | by Del-ConSee all my reviews

Full of plot holes and expensive excesses, LEGAL EAGLES wouldn't be much without the genuine star power it receives from it's first class cast.

Redford is very charming as the assistant D.A. whose becomes involved with defense lawyer Winger (terrific as always) to solve a case that includes arson, stolen paintings, insurance fraud, and even murder.

The chemistry between Redford and Winger is very much like Spencer and Tracy and is very enjoyable to watch. However, Daryl Hannah steals the show as the slightly off center performance artist who is in the middle of the complex case.

The film's story will not hold up under much thought and the many shots of buildings on fire will only appeal to pyros. Still, this film is fun entertainment and is a must-see if you are a fan of one of the three stars.

I'd rate this a good 6 out of 10.


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