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Lawyer Charlie Tuttle is defending his wife’s relative Benny Gibbs in a class action fraud suit, but when he gets to the city where court takes place, he gets drunk and the following day, when the hearings begin, his friend, actor Richard Rjetti takes his place posing as Charlie. The bad thing is that Richard doesn’t know anything about being a lawyer, and Charlie has to teach him as the court goes on. Written by Marcos Eduardo Acosta Aldrete

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Release Date:

14 November 1997 (UK)

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Also Known As:

Trial and Error

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,903,529, 1 June 1997

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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Technical Specs


98 min

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1


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Did You Know?


Charles Tuttle

: My kindergarten teacher. I was four. She said I was too advanced for my class, and so they skipped a grade. I didn’t want to be skipped, but everybody acted like I was so special. Then pretty soon I working even harder to get skipped all over again. And that, my friend, is how you end up in the junkyard.

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Crazy Credits

Sound technician Brian McPherson is credited as “hothead technician.”

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Over Nevada

Written by

Tim Spencer

Performed by Trudy Fair

Courtesy of Cow Baby Music and Heavy Harmony Music

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