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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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1.85 : 1
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Entertaining but cliched
13 May 2002 | by ( – See all my reviews

A good cast and entertaining plot find themselves foiled by a pedestrian script and ludicrous conclusion in this rather old-fashioned pot-boiler. Joanne Whalley-Kilmer looks ravishing as the whiter-than-white single mum who, upon being called to jury duty, finds herself terrorised by the henchmen of the mobster defendant. Armand Assante plays the blacker-than-black gangster - a slick, sharply-dressed caricature if ever there was one - but manages to add some sparks of individuality to the role. Gabriel Byrne is the fiery-tempered, driven state prosecutor who is largely ineffectual throughout the picture (character, not actor) – think about it: he achieves nothing he sets out to do. Only William Hurt really makes a mark as Assante's ex-cop henchman assigned to put the frighteners on Whalley-Kilmer. Plagued by a nagging conscience, and a major case of the hots for JW-K, he is the only interesting character. Mind you, William Hurt makes every role he plays interesting. Although the plot is entertaining it is also filled with huge holes and some really silly twists that require a superhuman suspension of disbelief on the part of the viewer. If you can manage it, though, you may find some enjoyment in this hokey thriller.

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