Number of Times Seen – Between 3-5 times (Cable in the 80’s and 15 Jun 2015)
Brief Synopsis – An assistant district attorney teams up with a rival defense attorney when a young socialite is accused of murder
My Take on it – Robert Redford is a great and iconic actor who has been in some of the best movies made.
This is not one of them.
The look and feel of this movie screams that it was made in the 80’s (which is quite often a good thing) but the plot just isn’t interesting enough to keep us glued to the screen for nearly two hours.
The casting of Redford baffles me here because he is so much better than what he is given to work with here.
Having him play opposite Daryl Hannah and Debra Winger is completely wrong and most of their scenes together are just laughable.
There are so many more entertaining and enjoyable movies out there than this barely mediocre film gives us.
The one thing I enjoyed a lot was noticing lots of now known actors playing small roles in this film.
Bottom Line – Very 80’s in its look and feel, but by no means an interesting courtroom drama. Redford seems so miscast here with Winger and Hannah that some of their scenes together were just laughable. There are so many better movies out there to watch because this one is mediocre at best.
MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – When the judge instructs the clerk to call the next case, the clerk announces the “State of New York vs Christian Clemenson”. Christian Clemenson is in fact the actor playing the clerk. (From IMDB)
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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