Legal Eagles

Legal Eagles

name =Legal Eagles

caption= film poster
imdb_id =0091396
writers =Jim Cash
Jack Epps jr. starring =Robert Redford
Debra Winger
Daryl Hannah
director =Ivan Reitman
producer =
music = Elmer Bernstein | distributor = Universal Pictures
released =June 18, 1986
runtime = 116 min
language =English
budget =|

"Legal Eagles" is a 1986 crime comedy-drama written and directed by Ivan Reitman, and starring Robert Redford, Debra Winger, and Daryl Hannah.

Plot details

Tom Logan (Redford) is an Assistant District Attorney in the New York City District Attorney's Office, who is on his way to becoming the new DA. Into his life enters Laura Kelly (Winger), an attorney who is representing Chelsea Deardon (Hannah). Chelsea is accused of stealing a painting from an art dealer, Victor Taft (Terrence Stamp). However, Chelsea claims that the painting is actually hers, as her father made it for her and signed it to her on her 8th birthday 18 years ago - the same day that her father and most of his paintings went up in smoke in a mysterious fire.

Kelly eventually manages to talk Logan into helping them (after she creates an impromptu press conference at the dinner where Logan is being introduced as the new candidate for District Attorney). However, things turn even more mysterious when Taft suddenly drops all charges against Chelsea and a police detective, Cavanaugh (Brian Dennehy), comes up with proof that the paintings that supposedly were lost in the fire - which were worth millions in insurance - are still in existence. As Logan and Kelly dig deeper, they risk putting their professions - and their growing romance for each other - on the line.

"Alternate endings":

Unlike a normal movie, Legal Eagles has several different endings. The movie opened to mediocre reviews in theaters and by the time it reached television, defendant Chelsea Dearden, had gone from innocent to guilty. The guilt or innocence of Dearden was clearly secondary to generating a profitable and satisfying movie. The alternate endings include her guilty of one murder, innocent, and then guilty of a different murder.

Highlights:Daryl Hannah doing fire art.

Cast and roles include

*Robert Redford .... Tom Logan
*Debra Winger .... Laura Kelly
*Daryl Hannah .... Chelsea Deardon
*Brian Dennehy .... Cavanaugh
*Terence Stamp .... Victor Taft

External links

*imdb title|id=0091396|title=Legal Eagles

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