From the Hip Poster

Release Date: 1987

DVD Release Date: October 9th, 2001

PG|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
Attorney Robin "Stormy" Weathers (Judd Nelson) engages in some outrageous courtroom antics in order to get a bank president acquitted of assault charges. Stormy's performance is so impressive that he's then promoted to partner in his firm. But his next case is defending Douglas Benoit (John Hurt), a professor who is accused of killing a prostitute with a hammer. Stormy struggles with the case and his belief that Benoit is a raving lunatic, a danger to society and guilty of the murder.

Cast: Judd Nelson, Elizabeth Perkins, John Hurt, Darren McGavin, Dan Monahan, David Alan Grier

Director: Bob Clark

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: De Laurentiis Entertainment Group

Keywords: Transformation, Amusing, Gripping, Judge, Witty, Girlfriend, Quest, 1980s