Legalese (1998)

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Made by and for the TNT cable network, this sharp, satirical courtroom drama skewers the increasingly symbiotic relationship between the judicial system and popular media. The story centers on the trial of a famous model (Gina Gershon) who has been accused of murder. The media touts it "the trial of the century," a notion notorious celebrity lawyer Norman Keane (James Garner) does nothing to dispel. He also doesn't seem to be concerned about the myriad of rumors flying through the airwaves. Reporter Brenda Whitlas (Kathleen Turner) is not as easily fooled as the public and tries to ferret out the truth. Meanwhile a rookie lawyer involved in the case tries desperately to stay afloat amidst the confusion.
Rating:
R
Genre:
Comedy , Drama
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Studio:
New Line Home Entertainment

Cast

James Garner
as Norman Keane
Gina Gershon
as Angela Beale
Mary-Louise Parker
as Rica Martin
Ed Kerr
as Roy Guyton
Edward Kerr
as Roy Guyton
Kathleen Turner
as Brenda Whitass
Brian Doyle-Murray
as Harley Guyton
Scott Michael Campbell
as Randy Mucklan
Keene Curtis
as Judge Handley
Matthew Glave
as Kurt Lee
Julian Stone
as Oskar Tabak
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Critic Reviews for Legalese

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
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May 29, 2001
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July 1, 2005
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December 25, 2002
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

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Full Review… | December 31, 1999
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Legalese

Entertaining satire, great cast. James Garner is perfect for his role and gives a enjoyable performance. Good plot, but it is a bit over the top. Kathleen Turner has a great role and stands out.

James Higgins
James Higgins

Entertaining satire, great cast. James Garner is perfect for his role and gives a enjoyable performance. Good plot, but it is a bit over the top. Kathleen Turner has a great role and stands out.

James Higgins
James Higgins

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