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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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Valerie Alston (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
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Rusty Pirone
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Daniel Graham
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Tommy Vesey
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Wanda
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Jane Lyle, Juror
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John Boyle
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Leo Greco
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Eleanor Lyons (as Lisa Arrindell Anderson)
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Teddy Parnell
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Mr. Duffy, Foreman
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Paul Baker, Juror
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Johnny Verona
Beau Starr ...
Phillie
Bryan Shilowich ...
Robbie, Valerie's Son
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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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For one juror, the question of guilt or innocence is a matter of life or death... her own. See more »

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Thriller | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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9 September 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Geschworene  »

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$6,971,777 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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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 and Ken Lane
Published by Sands Music Corp.
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>Several viewings good<
14 June 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I discovered this film while searching for laserdiscs. It's a good way to find forgotten gems. TBJ is a crime film that never becomes tiresome mostly due to the fantastic emotionally alluring portrayal of a single mom by Joanne Whalley. She's your average girl stuck in a mess with a megalomaniac king pin. Fortunately for the viewer her body is not average, giving her character that added, "I don't know I'm sexy" vibe. Armand Assante turns in a great performance as he easily puts out charm and terror with a simple stoic glance. The root of the film which is the two worlds colliding, gets delivered with believability.

The real gritty hoots of the film are William Hurt playing a twisted x cop that still has remnants of good in him and the ever delectable Kathleen Quinlan as a quirky sot. I really liked the script. The seedy undercurrent feel that the film has is captured with words that give an inner chuckle and a solid outer grimace. Some courtroom antics are quite stagey but those scenes can be muscled through if you like the genre. TBJ is not a routine crime thriller and throws some very interesting entertainment punches.


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