The title can be taken two ways. It might mean that the hero is the kind of legal hotshot who shoots from the hip. Or it might mean that the picture was made by a group of hip people. Neither interpretation is accurate. Robin Weathers (Judd Nelson) is just out of law school and has taken a
job with a prestigious law firm run by Craig Duncan (Darren McGavin), Roberta Winaker (Nancy Marchand), and Phil Amos (Allan Arbus). Weathers is eager to get ahead at all costs. After an early success, using all sorts of shoddy, shyster tactics, Weathers achieves a certain notoriety. But the
senior partners decide to give him a case they feel can't be won. Half the movie is mildl...