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From the Hip Details

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Director Bob Clark, whose previous cinematic endeavors ran the gamut from Bob Clark to Bob Clark, called the shots on From the Hip. Fresh out of law school, Robin Weathers (Judd Nelson) is hired by a law firm not known for its ethics. Weathers' first client is a man who, up to trial time, was perfectly willing to cop a plea. Instead, the novice lawyer sharkishly secures a "not guilty" verdict--not to mention a public reputation as a live wire. His jealous older colleagues decide to get even with Weathers by assigning him a case that cannot possibly be won. Thus it is that Weathers is assigned to defend insufferable murder suspect Douglas Benoit (John Hurt), who refuses to cooperate with his attorney even though he's facing a death sentence. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:February 6, 1987

Cast

Elizabeth Perkins
as Jo Ann
John Hurt
as Douglas Benoit
Darren McGavin
as Craig Duncan
Dan Monahan
as Larry
David Alan Grier
as Steve Hadley
Nancy Marchand
as Roberta Winnaker
Allan Arbus
as Phil Amos
Edward Winter
as Raymond Torkenson
Richard Zobel
as Matt Cowens
Ray Walston
as 1st Judge
Robert Irvin Elliott
as Scott Murray
Beatrice Winde
as 2nd Judge
Art Hindle
as Lt. Matt Sosha
Priscilla Pointer
as Mrs. Martha Williams
Meshach Taylor
Judd Nelson
as Robin "Stormy" Weathers
Royce D. Applegate
as Mr. Wilby
Pearl Jones
as Foreman
David Fitzsimmons
as Reporter
Terry Loughlin
as Malcolm
Jon Thompson
as Rampart
Lou Criscuolo
as McAlbee
Everett Quinton
as Warren
Robert Dickman
as Dr. Charles Peckham
George Hall
as Harvey Beals
Will Knickerbocker
as Security Guard
Ed Grady
Pearl Jones
as Foreman
Jon Thompson
as Rampart
Robert Dickman
as Dr. Charles Peckham
George Hall
as Harvey Beals
Royce D. Applegate
as Mr. Wilby
Will Knickerbocker
as Security Guard
Everett Quinton
as Warren
Lou Criscuolo
as McAlbee
Terry Loughlin
as Malcolm
David Fitzsimmons
as Reporter
Judd Nelson
as Robin "Stormy" Weathers

Crew

Bob Clark
Director
Bob Clark
Producer
Brian Russell
Producer
Rene Dupont
Producer
Bob Clark
Screenwriter
David E. Kelley
Screenwriter
David E. Kelley
Screen Story
Dante Spinotti
Cinematographer
Paul Zaza
Composer (Music Score)
Stan Cole
Editor
Dennis Bradford
Art Director
Ken Heeley-Ray
Associate Producer
Brian Russell
Executive Producer
Howard Baldwin
Executive Producer
Clifford Capone
Costume Designer
Jane Feinberg
Casting
Mike Fenton
Casting
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