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Legal Eagles (1986)




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Ivan Reitman's comedy/mystery stars Robert Redford as an assistant D.A. who forges an uneasy alliance with a public defender (Debra Winger) to get to the bottom of an art theft.

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Robert Redford
as Tom Logan
Debra Winger
as Laura Kelly
Daryl Hannah
as Chelsea Deardon
Brian Dennehy
as Cavanaugh
Terence Stamp
as Victor Taft
David Clennon
as Blanchard
John McMartin
as Forrester
Roscoe Lee Browne
as Judge Dawkins
Jennifer Dundas
as Jennifer Logan
Christine Baranski
as Carol Freeman
David Hart
as Marchek
James Hurdle
as Sebastian Deardon
Ken Kiban
as Reporter
Bruce French
as Reporter
Ken Kliban
as Reporter
Ron Foster
as Reporter
Rudy Willrich
as Reporter
Paul Jabara
as Taxi Driver
Chevi Colton
as Short Lady
Annie Abbott
as Secretary
Thomas Barbour
as Bored Judge
Mary Alison Griffin
as Young Chelsea
Robert Benedetti
as Bearded Speaker
Shannon Wilcox
as Mrs. Williams
Charles D. Brown
as Real Cavanaugh
Jay Thomas
as Waiter in Restaurant
Charles Brown
as Real Cavanaugh
Alex Nevil
as Messenger
Lou Cutell
as Kapstan
Duitch Helmer
as Lady in Gallery
John Marion
as Auctioneer
Barbara Pallenberg
as Assistant to Auctioneer
Liz Sheridan
as Little Old Lady
Michael Anthony
as Courtroom Spectator
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Critic Reviews for Legal Eagles

All Critics (16) | Top Critics (3)

The movie has so much stuff in it, it's top-heavy. The wonder is that so many scenes play as well as they do.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The sort of project that gives off vibes of being a carefully packaged studio deal.

February 22, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Legal Eagles primarily comes off as a lazy and fairly pointless vanity project that squanders the talents of everyone involved.

May 2, 2012 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Further proof that postGhostbusters Ivan Reitman is pretty much crap

October 28, 2005 | Rating: 2/5

So-so star vehicle. Harmless.

October 16, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Top Stars, Top Music, Top Fun.

September 18, 2002 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Legal Eagles


It may not be sure if it's a comedy or a thriller, but it's still a decent two hours and worth a watch.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

Super Reviewer

This is a tough one but overall I would say see it. Not for the blah courtroom drama or Daryl Hannah "acting" like a retard again. Watch it for the chemistry between Redford and Winger. Winger is just so likeable.

Sunil Jawahir
Sunil Jawahir

Super Reviewer

Robert Redford looks out of place in this legal thriller played for laughs that feels like a glib, vacuous 80s TV show pilot.

xGary Xx
xGary Xx

Super Reviewer

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