1987 Movie starring Judd Nelson, John Hurt, and Elizabeth Perkins. The story was written by David E. Kelley, so of course, it is about a lawyer. Robin "Stormy" Weathers (Nelson) is in his first year out of law school, and is tired of all the filing and proof-reading that recent graduates have to do before they get to take on trials. He wants to practice law.

He scams his way into a petty assault trial, and makes head-lines with his hilarious courtroom antics. His sudden popularity lands him a new client - a univeristy professor charged with first degree murder. Maybe, he's in over his head...

This is a great movie. The story is well put together, the writing is well crafted and funny, and the acting is excellent. It does drag on in parts, but if you're patient, it's worth it. Especially if you enjoy conflicts of ethics and morality.

Robin (trying to wake Jo up): "You said this morning was hypercritical."
Jo: "I was drunk."
Robin: "You don't drink."
Jo: "I must drink - how else could I feel this way in the morning?"