Legal Eagles (1986)
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After Ghostbusters, director Ivan Reitman came out with this comedy-drama-adventure in which pyrotechnics and car chases tend to vie with the story for center stage; imagine a kind of "Indiana Jones" meets the legal world. The plot concerns a young woman, Chelsea (Daryl Hannah), who has been charged with stealing a painting from a Manhattan art dealer. Her attorney Laura Kelly (Debra Winger) dramatically interrupts a major public appearance by D.A. Tom Logan (Robert Redford) in order to convince him there is more to this case than a stolen painting. As Logan begins to look into Chelsea's background, he discovers she witnessed a fire at her opulent home when she was only eight years old. Her father was an art collector and his paintings supposedly burnt in the conflagration. But how did this painting from his collection pop up for sale at a New York art gallery? … More
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Critic Reviews for Legal Eagles
Legal Eagles primarily comes off as a lazy and fairly pointless vanity project that squanders the talents of everyone involved.
Further proof that postGhostbusters Ivan Reitman is pretty much crap
So-so star vehicle. Harmless.
Top Stars, Top Music, Top Fun.
Audience Reviews for Legal Eagles
Robert Redford looks out of place in this legal thriller played for laughs that feels like a glib, vacuous 80s TV show pilot.More
Clever and jokey tale of a DA and lawyer teaming up to get performance artist off a murder rap. Redford, Winger and Hannah are great performance as a team.More
It may not be sure if it's a comedy or a thriller, but it's still a decent two hours and worth a watch.More
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