Q: And that was just two days before she was supposed to give a deposition in this matter? Q: Excuse the interruption, Mr. Rudy has a case of which could be worth several million dollars in damages. That would take more time. Atty: You realize you are under oath, Mrs. He gets the vital testimony of Rudy's key witness, Jackie Lemanczyk, stricken from the record. Here you will find unforgettable moments, scenes and lines from all your favorite films. There is no payout for the grieving parents and no fee for Rudy.
Now he finds himself up against a group of experienced and devious lawyers from a large firm, headed by Leo F. Rudy is a rare specimen within the lower-level litigation industry. Kelly intervenes and orders him to leave. When Stone is raided by the , Rudy and Deck set up a practice themselves. Q: Does it have a section U? A: That's about right, but I'd have to verify it, of course.
Q: And when did your employment end? Filmed on location in Memphis. To earn his fee, Rudy is required to hunt for potential clients at a local hospital. Q: So you knew that that claim should have been paid?. Read that to the jury. Def Atty: Approach the witness, your Honor? DeVito's role is in the fading tradition of the star character actor.
Your honor, I move that all documents provided the Plaintiff by Miss Jackie Lemanczyk be deemed stolen work papers and be struck from these proceedings. She wants Rudy to construct a will for her. A: The odds that the insured would not consult a lawyer. Black, who was it first diagnosed your son's condition? It could be worth several million dollars in damages, but his personal life is falling to pieces and he is about to declare himself bankrupt. I don't want a dime of your stinking money. They file suit on behalf of a middle-aged couple, Dot and Buddy Black, whose 22-year-old son, Donny Ray, is dying of leukemia, but could have been saved with a bone marrow transplant, denied by their insurance carrier Great Benefit. He must overcome many obstacles inside and outside the courtroom as he attempts to find out what it means to be a lawyer and how far you have to go before you become a sell-out.
His first client is a woman, Miss Birdie Birdsong, who is worth twenty million dollars. Laughter from the Great Benefit lawyers. Soon after meeting Miss Birdie Birdsong, Rudy meets Dot and Buddy Black. She does not want her heirs to have any money because they are all mean. Rudy, having just passed the bar exam, has never argued a case before a judge or jury but now finds himself up against experienced and ruthless lawyers from a large firm, headed by Leo F. Signing on with slimy Bruiser Stone Mickey Rourke , he learns ambulance-chasing tactics from Bruiser's leg man Deck Schifflet Danny DeVito and meets battered teen Kelly Riker Claire Danes , abused by her husband Andrew Shue. Deciding that this success will create unrealistic expectations for future clients, Rudy decides to abandon his new practice and teach law.
This has heretofore been marked Defense Exhibit Number Six. They come to him because their son Donny Rae is dying of leukemia and the insurance company they pay, Great Benefit, refuses to pay for a bone marrow transplant. By keeping all of the little people in focus, Coppola shows the variety of a young lawyer's life, where every client is necessary and most of them need a lot more than a lawyer. Judge: You've had two months, Mr. Maybe Rudy will be able to turn his sketchy profession into something worthwhile.
A: Well, I, I don't think shuffling through book Uh, 9141. Atty to Baylor Please remove that exhibit. She doesn't actually have much money, but Rudy observes that her son treats her better after being told she does. A: I thought it was more than that. Rudy's voiceover narration was scripted by Michael Herr. Q: So you told him you were going to go to his wife, and go to the newspapers. You must ask to approach the witness.
This leads to a series of lawsuits which forces Great Benefit out of business. One is his new elderly landlady, who needs a revised will drawn. However, Deck is resourceful in gathering information and practically an expert on insurance lawsuits. Deciding that this triumph will create unrealistic expectations for future clients, Rudy decides to abandon his new practice after only one case to teach law with a focus on ethical behaviour instead. Lucky at cards, lucky in love, I guess.
A: He's a very good doctor. In fact, you were very angry at Great Benefit and Mr. A: I really don't remember. Baylor walks up to the witness box. Rudy's voiceover narration was scripted by Michael Herr.