Lunchtime Movie Review

From the Hip (1987)

Episode #126

De Laurentiis Entertainment Group released From the Hip on February 6, 1987. Bob Clark directed the film which starred Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, and John Hurt.

‘From the Hip’ Movie Summary

Judd Nelson plays Robin “Stormy” Weathers, the cinematic cliché of a fresh out of law school lawyer. He’s smarter than every other lawyer and judge around him. Legal research and writing at his six-figure salary firm bores him to death. So, he tries to elevate his status at the office as a take-no-prisoners type of attorney. This allows him to trick his way into a civil assault trial.

Stormy hides a trial date from one of his bosses; something they could fire and disbar him for. This allows him to get into the courtroom, where does many things that they could fire and disbar him for. Stormy’s “guilty as shit” client in the civil assault wants a three-day trial. This will increase the legal expenses of the opposing party. So, Stormy obliges him.

He first convinces the court to have an evidentiary hearing on the admissibility of the word “asshole”. (Anyone who practices in the legal field is well versed in that term of art.) Next, he conspires with opposing counsel to put on a “good” show in the trial to further both of their reputations and careers. Ultimately, Stormy wins the civil case against the expectations of all his superiors.

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De Laurentiis Entertainment Group released From the Hip on February 6, 1987. Bob Clark directed the film which starred Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, and John Hurt.

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  1. Heh, I had a feeling Matt would be on this podcast. Hope more law films get picked in the future, like maybe The Verdict or Anatomy of a Murder. Never seen this flick and probably never will. That judds character is called stormy is amusing considering today’s news cycle.

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