Trial and Error - Movie Synopsis & Plot
Charles Tuttle is a respected lawyer who has just made partner, both with the firm and his boss's daughter. Soon to be married, the last thing Charles wanted was a case, but a case is what he got. His boss, and his future father-in-law, assured him that it was an in and out case; all he had to do was ask for a continuance. Unfortunately, long time friend and struggling actor Richard Rietti has planned a bachelor party for Charles, and, since Charles cannot go to the party, he decides to bring the party to him. Charles arrives in the small, Nevada desert town, and things go downhill from there. Charles accidentally gets drunk, and gets into a barfight. The next thing he knows, it is morning, he's overdosed on pain pills, and he can hardly walk, let alone talk. And Richard decides that he will take the case, because all he has to say is "Your Honor, my client requests a continuance." His request is denied.
Now, Richard is Charles, and Charles becomes Richard. Charles, now sober, realizes that his job and life are on the line, because if the judge finds out what is going on, they could be put in jail for four felony accounts. Richard continues on in Charles' place and leads the court into a series of pathetic and hilarious scenes, but he manages to fool the judge, jury, and prosecutor. His acting skills have just been put to the test.
Meanwhile, Charles is having other complications. Absolutely dazzled by the young, beautiful, and sexy waitress, he embarks on a lustrous affair, which immediately threatens his soon-to-be marriage, and his thoughts about that marriage. Perhaps Tiffany is not the right woman for him? Maybe it's Billy, the waitress? Of course, how can his questions be answered until his upcoming wife shows up into the small town?