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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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A new comedy from the director of Ghostbusters 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, 20 June 1986

Gross USA:

$49,851,591

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$93,151,591
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This motion picture's opening title card reads: "New York 1968". See more »

Goofs

The action of the movie appears to take place during a winter-like season (lots of rain and occasional snowflakes) yet a shot of the Empire State building has the lighting at the top in red, white and blue, coloring usually used around the Fourth of July or other non-Winter holidays. See more »

Quotes

Chelsea Deardon: Do you always cross-examine people?
Tom Logan: Only when they lie to me.
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in Foofur: Legal Beagles/Bon Voyage Rocki (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Love Touch
Performed by Rod Stewart
Written by Mike Chapman, Holly Knight and Gene Black
Available exclusively on Warner Bros. Records
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Cast has fun with nonsensical plot
31 July 2002 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

As rival attorneys in New York City, Robert Redford and Debra Winger aren't exactly Tracy and Hepburn (he's too wishy-washy and callow, she's too flighty), but they do get to loosen up a bit from prior roles, creating an amusing give-and-take relationship while defending performance artist Daryl Hannah on murder charges. Plot is so haphazardly constructed that it was re-worked for the TV version and still nobody could figure it out. Redford and Winger get out of a bomb-laden warehouse just in the nick of time, but how they do it will have smart viewers crying foul. There are other problems, not to mention a strange, off-putting show put on by Hannah where she appears to go up in flames, but the charisma of the players is just enough to carry this heavy vehicle to a happy conclusion. The outtakes at the finale are charming, as is Rod Stewart's song "Love Touch". **1/2 from ****


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