J.B. Hornsby, a marginally successful criminal defense attorney, pins his hopes for a brighter future on a fast-talking advertising agent who promises to transform the struggling lawyer into a TV tiger who can pummel any opponent into submission.
Waste Mismanagement Script
J.B. Hornsby, a marginally successful criminal defense attorney, pins his hopes for a brighter future on a fast-talking advertising agent who promises to transform the struggling lawyer into a TV tiger who can pummel any opponent into submission. Then in walks a new client, Stacy Jenkins. Her stockbroker husband, Arnold, has vanished, and the cops, suspecting homicide, are breathing down her neck. Their lawyer-client conference is rudely interrupted when the sheriff shows up and arrests Stacy for murder. The sheriff drops a bombshell at the preliminary hearing by testifying that Arnoldes body was found buried in the local landfill by Beulah, a wildly eccentric psychic. Hornsby learns that before his death, Arnold had borrowed money from Vinny Varconi, a ruthless mob loan shark and hit man. Hoping to pin the murder on Vinny, Hornsby attempts to plant an eavesdropping device in the mobsteres bar. Vinny unexpectedly shows up and nearly catches Hornsby in the act. Mugsy, bored with her lackluster life as Hornsbyes secretary, cooks up her own scheme for nailing the gangster. Using an alias, she phones Vinny and arranges a secret meeting with him under the pretext of hiring him to bump off her abusive husband. She conceals a wire in her purse and engages the thug in exploring the juicy details of a plan for homicide. Unfortunately, a man lurking in a garbage container snatches her purse and escapes with the recording. Hornsby is shocked and astounded when, without explanation, the obstreperous and belligerent judge suddenly drops all charges against his client. Elated with her acquittal, Stacy persuades Hornsby to join her in a weird victory celebration in the form of a seance conducted by Beulah, the psychic. In a startling twist, Beulah employs her supernatural and mystical powers to bring about an astonishing conclusion! Two int. sets. Approximate running time: 1 hour, 50 minutes.