Saturday, September 20, 2014

Flick Pick: Legal Eagles

Legal Eagles
(Universal, 1986)

Among all the Jeremiah Johnson and All The President's Men solid dramas done by Robert Redford, it becomes easy to forget his talents in light comedy. This one, directed by Ivan Reitman, is a solid reminder that Redford has acting chops in just about any genre one could imagine, and this story was more or less dropped into his lap because the same talent agency owned the story, the screenplay writer, the stars, and the director, in effect assembling the parts of the motion picture and handing it to the studio. Debra Winger, a generation younger than Redford, nonetheless made an able Hepburn to Redford's Tracy. The suspense is suspenseful, the comedy is funny, and the plot delivers the goods.

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