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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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Crime | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality | See all certifications »
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Details

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

Company Credits

Production Co:

New Line Television See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

Angela Beale is said to "be licensed to have a gun". In 1998, the state of California did not require that gun owners be licensed. A permit must be obtained to carry a concealed weapon and assault weapons must be registered, but no other licenses need be obtained. See more »

Quotes

Norman Keane: Give me a rundown please.
Rica Martin: Three seasons on "My Two Moms," one Van Damme movie, now, apples.
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Excellent cast makes this film worth watching
5 October 1998 | by EvalinaSee all my reviews

Edward Kerr's best work thus far; it's nice to see him as the lead. The casting is superb; the comic timing is excellent. Gina Gershon is delightful. Mary-Louise Parker's character is not as well-developed or explained as the others, but she does her best with the role. James Garner and Kathleen Turner are absolutely perfect. Overall, a funny, interesting film well worth watching.


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