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Trial by Jury (1994)

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Valerie is a juror in the trail 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Valerie Alston (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Rusty Pirone
Daniel Graham
Tommy Vesey
Jane Lyle, Juror
John Boyle
Leo Greco
Eleanor Lyons
Teddy Parnell
Graham Jarvis ...
Mr. Duffy, Foreman
Paul Baker, Juror
Johnny Verona
Beau Starr ...
Bryan Shilowich ...
Robbie, Valerie's Son


Valerie is a juror in the trail 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. Written by Rob Hartill

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For one juror, the question of guilt or innocence is a matter of life or death... her own. See more »


Thriller | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

9 September 1994 (USA)  »

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$6,971,777 (USA)

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(some sequences)| (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Valerie Alston: You live your life, believing in things like justice and the law. Then someone grabs you off the street in broad daylight. Walks right past the police and tells you that he'll reach out from beyond the grave and kill your son. You don't think about right or wrong, you only think about survival. You do what you have to do.
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very slow but well worth the rental fee
22 July 2000 | by See 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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