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I think I have read every John Grisham book, except the baseball ones, and my favorites are The Rainmaker and The Litigators.

As for movies, I would have to go with My Cousin Vinny.

“Everything that guy just said is bull****. Thank you.”

What are your favorites?

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The People V Larry Flynt is just kick a$$ and it's history. However, My Cousin Vinny for humor and actually for the way really works in court and its "Everything that Guy Just Said is B.S." is the closest second there is.

The Rainmaker (movie), Primal Fear, and A Time to Kill round off my top five.

Honorable mentions are:

Fracture (Just love Anthony Hopkins Pro Se)

A Few Good Men (Tom and Jack going at each other are just classic)

12 Angry Men (Classic)

From the Hip (When the rookie attorney gets a special hearing for the admissibility of the word *******, because he wants the jury to understand how his client really feels about the other side, is hilarious in a generally cheesy 80's comedy).

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Imagine you're a deer. You're prancing along, you get thirsty, you spot a little brook, you put your little deer lips down to the cool clear water... BAM! A f***** bullet rips off part of your head! Your brains are laying on the ground in little bloody pieces! Now I ask ya. Would you give a f*** what kind of pants the son of a b**** who shot you was wearing?

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Imagine you're a deer. You're prancing along, you get thirsty, you spot a little brook, you put your little deer lips down to the cool clear water... BAM! A f***** bullet rips off part of your head! Your brains are laying on the ground in little bloody pieces! Now I ask ya. Would you give a f*** what kind of pants the son of a b**** who shot you was wearing?

Thanks .... I needed this today! ROFLMAO

(found it on you tube and just love the way Marissa did this scene. Actually, she was great in the whole movie)

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I'm going old school with "Inherit The Wind". I'm not THAT old but I love the arguments to something that can't be proven either way. Very clever.

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I think I have read every John Grisham book, except the baseball ones, and my favorites are The Rainmaker and The Litigators.

As for movies, I would have to go with My Cousin Vinny.

“Everything that guy just said is bull****. Thank you.”

What are your favorites?

Absolutely my FAVORITE movie of all time!!

 

"That is a lucid, intelligent, well thought-out objection."

"Thank you, Your Honor."

"Overruled."

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All great examples, I need a laugh My Cousin Vinny could do it...

 

Books A Civil Action by Jonathan Harr & Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow.  Great authors

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Books: John Grisham's "The Firm", "Litigators" and "Appeal".

 

Movies:  "Liar, Liar" (1997) with Jim Carrey: 

 

Max Reede: My dad? He's... a liar.
Teacher: A liar? I'm sure you don't mean a liar.
Max Reede: Well, he wears a suit and goes to court and talks to the judge.
Teacher: Oh, you mean he's a lawyer.

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Greta: Mr. Reede, several years ago a friend of mine had a burglar on her roof, a burglar.
He fell through the kitchen skylight, landed on a cutting board, on a butcher's knife, cutting his leg.
The burglar sued my friend, he sued my friend.
And because of guys like you *he won*.
My friend had to pay the burglar $6,000. Is that justice?
Fletcher: No!
[Greta looks pleased, but then Fletcher continues]
Fletcher: I'd have got him ten.
[Greta stalks off, appalled]

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A little more from "Liar, Liar":

 

Fletcher: Please tell the court what's on your birth certificate under Date of Birth.
Dana: Your honor, I object. What does this have to do with anything?
Judge Stevens: Overruled. Mrs. Cole, answer the question.
Samantha: 1965.
Fletcher: Now let get this straight. That means you lied about your age to make yourself older.

But why would any woman want to DO THAT?
Samantha: I changed it so I could get married.
Fletcher: AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE! M

y client lied about her age! She was only 17 when she got married, which makes her a minor.

And in the great state of California, no minor can enter into any legal contract without parental consent.
[to Dana]
Fletcher: Including...?
Dana: [sighs] Prenuptual agreements.
Fletcher: Prenuptual agreements! This contract is void!
The fact that my client has been riden more than Seattle Slew is irrelevant.
Standard Community Property applies and she is entitled to half of the marital assets, or $11.395 million.
Jordan fades back, swoosh, and THAT'S THE GAME!
Nothing further, your honor!
 

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"Legally Blonde" (2001) - the first movie only.

 

Emmett: Did you take Mrs. Windham on a date?
Enrique Salvatore: Yes.
Emmett: Where?
Enrique Salvatore: A restaurant in concord, where no one could recognize us.
Emmett: How long have you been sleeping with Mrs. Windham?
Enrique Salvatore: Three months.
Emmett: And your boyfriend's name is...
Enrique Salvatore: Chuck.
Emmett: Right.
[Everyone gasps/laughs]
Enrique Salvatore: Pardon me, pardon me. I thought you said friend; Chuck is just a friend.
Chuck: YOU B*T*H.
 

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The Deposit Slip
by Todd M. Johnson  

( I read it on Kindle)

 

"Erin Larson [she's Minnesota girl 28YO] is running out of options. In the wake of her father's death, she found a slim piece of paper--a deposit slip--with an unbelievable amount on it. Ten million dollars. Only the bank claims it has no record of the deposit and stonewalls her attempts to find out more. This lawsuit, her last chance, has brought only intimidation and threats."

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Some quotes from "The Firm" (1993) movie:

 

Tammy: Mitch sent me to tell you the plan's been changed.
Ray McDeere: I didn't know there was a plan.
Tammy: Well, that's good, because it's been changed.

 

 

Avery Tolar: Do you think l'm talking about breaking the law?
Mitch McDeere: No, I'm just trying to figure out how far you want it bent.
Avery Tolar: As far as you can without breaking it.

 

Mitch McDeere: Hey Ray, wouldn't it be funny if I went to Harvard, you went to Jail and we both ended up surrounded by crooks.
 

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Only the first two John Grisham's books "A Time to Kill"  and "The Firm" (and may be the latest "The Sycamore Row") are standing out of the crowd of this other books which are built out of the same blocks (used for his first two books).

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