From the Hip



Apprentice lawyer Robin Weathers turns a civil suit into a headline grabbing charade. He must reexamine his scruples after his shenanigans win him a promotion in his firm, and he must now defend a college professor who is appearantly guilty of murder.

  1. Bob Clark

    Director, Writer

  2. David E. Kelley

    Screenplay, Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. Judd Nelson

    Judd Nelson

    Robin 'Stormy' Weathers

  2. Elizabeth Perkins

    Elizabeth Perkins

    Jo Ann

  3. John Hurt

    John Hurt

    Douglas Benoit

  4. Darren McGavin

    Darren McGavin

    Craig Duncan

  5. Dan Monahan

    Dan Monahan


Full Cast & Crew

From the Hip
From the Hip



Status Released

Release Information

  • February 6, 1987


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 51m

Budget -

Revenue $9,518,342.00



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