PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy
A fast-track lawyer can't lie for 24 hours due to his son's birthday wish after he disappoints his son for the last time.
Hugh Grant was considered to star as Fletcher Reede.
I was hoping after being married to me you'd have no more strength left.
Audrey: Well, you have to remember that when we were married, I wasn't having sex nearly as often as you were.
When Greta asks Fletcher about her raise, Fletcher says "I didn't understand the question". He clearly understood the question all along; therefore he told a lie when he shouldn't have been able to do so. The only possible way of explaining this is that Fletcher is so used to defending people he knows are guilty, he sides with the burglar in this case.
Outtakes are shown during the credits.
Randall 'Tex' Cobb's role (as "Skull) was considerably shortened prior to release. Originally filmed was a courtroom prologue where Fletcher successfully defends Skull using his usual, less-than-truthful tactics. Also filmed was a sequence in the jail where Fletcher meets Skull again in jail. The courtroom prologue was dropped entirely, but remnants of it still remain in the original theatrical trailers. The jail-cell scene was shortened, so much so that Cobb only has one line in the entire film, despite a prominent billing. The prologue is featured in the 'deleted scenes' section of the Special Edition DVD release.
$31,423,025 23 March 1997