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Trial by Jury (1994)

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Valerie is a juror in the trial of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.

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Heywood Gould
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanne Whalley ... Valerie Alston (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Armand Assante ... Rusty Pirone
Gabriel Byrne ... Daniel Graham
William Hurt ... Tommy Vesey
Kathleen Quinlan ... Wanda
Margaret Whitton ... Jane Lyle, Juror
Ed Lauter ... John Boyle
Richard Portnow ... Leo Greco
Lisa Arrindell ... Eleanor Lyons (as Lisa Arrindell Anderson)
Jack Gwaltney ... Teddy Parnell
Graham Jarvis ... Mr. Duffy, Foreman
William R. Moses ... Paul Baker, Juror
Joe Santos ... Johnny Verona
Beau Starr ... Phillie
Bryan Shilowich ... Robbie, Valerie's Son
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Valerie is a juror in the trial of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.

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To protect her child from the Mob, she did what any mother would have done. Lie. Deceive. Manipulate. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Trivia

John Capodice and Margaret Whitton previously appeared in The Secret of My Success (1987). See more »

Quotes

Rusty Pirone: I'm the guy who falls into a sewer and comes out with his pants pressed.
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Everybody Love Somebody
Written by Irving Taylor, Ken Lane and Sam Coslow (uncredited)
Published by Sands Music Corp.
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very slow but well worth the rental fee
22 July 2000 | by scoobydoo2000msSee all my reviews

"Trial By Jury" is one of the better psychological thrillers I have seen because it sucks the viewer in with each scene. As I began to watch this film I noticed that it had elements of "12 Angry Men" and "The Juror," both of which were great movies, therefore I knew this would be of the same caliber.

The film stars Gabriel Byrne, Armand Assante, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer and William Hurt. They all bring a style to the film that can only be matched by the brilliant ways of making it believable. I found all the actors were playing a different from what they were accustomed to, which was a real treat because if actors play the same thing over and over it gets boring.

This a legal thriller that plays around with the mind and when movies do this you can only hang on for the ride. Kilmer delivers an awesome performance as the terrified juror. It made me sit up and take a look at how talented she is. For example, in the climax of the movie she is at her best, but you will have to see the movie.

Speaking of performances, the one turned in by Gabriel Byrne made me a fan of his work because he showed that he has a passion making movies and making them good. In "Trial By Jury" he never let up in his pursuit of justice.

"Trial By Jury" was a very slow movie but it is well worth the wait. I hope everyone likes it as much as I did.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Geschworene See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,855,852, 11 September 1994

Gross USA:

$6,971,777

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,971,777
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Dolby

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Black and White (some sequences)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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