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Legalese (1998)

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When a sexy actress is charged with murder, a charming celebrity lawyer uses trickery to defend her against the press as well as the prosecution.

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Glenn Jordan

Writer:

Billy Ray
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Garner ... Norman Keane
Gina Gershon ... Angela Beale
Mary-Louise Parker ... Rica Martin
Edward Kerr ... Roy Guyton
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Roy's Father
Kathleen Turner ... Brenda Whitlass
Scott Michael Campbell ... Randy Mucklan
Keene Curtis ... Judge Handley
Matthew Glave ... Kurt Lee
Hy Anzell ... Mr. Blum
Tyrees Allen ... Rod Brooks
Randall Arney Randall Arney ... Dean Davis
Darcy Belsher Darcy Belsher ... Reggie
Brent Briscoe ... Cashen Depps
Frank Buckley Frank Buckley ... KCAL Channel 9 Reporter
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Storyline

An actress (Gina Gershon) accused of the murder of her brother-in-law with whom she may have been having an affair is defended by a young, naive attorney (Edward Kerr) whose strings are being pulled by a slick celebrity lawyer (James Garner). Kathleen Turner also appears as the tv tabloid "Scandal Central" talk show host who exposes the legal sham and the actress' pretense. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Turner Network Television

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A jog vadorzói See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Production Co:

New Line Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

The pro-gun group's spokesman praises the "4th Amendment" as protecting Beale's right to own a gun. The right to keep and bear arms is protected by the 2nd Amendment (the 4th amendment provides protection against unreasonable searches). See more »

Quotes

Roy Guyton: I had a very smart professor back at State. He did a whole lecture once on the dangers of relationships in the workplace.
Rica Martin: What do you think I'm proposing here, picnic baskets in a meadow? I'm talking about you and me bent over the Xerox machine when no one's looking.
Roy Guyton: Oh. He didn't cover that.
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Surprisingly good.
17 December 2001 | by timdilksSee all my reviews

This is not the greatest movie ever made, but it is surprisingly good. Your attention is grabbed from the very start and you're taken on a great ride. Films like this, which don't insult your intelligence, tend to be few and far between these days.

James Garner's plays a canny defense attorney who will stop at nothing to win a case. Kathleen Turner, looking incredibly different from her Romancing the Stone days, turns in a great over-the-top performance as an investigative journalist. Edward Kerr is excellent as the new kid on the block, torn between his ambition and his conscience.

Highly recommended.


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