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

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Die Geschworene  »

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$6,971,777 (USA)
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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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Everybody Love Somebody
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Hated and feared
20 March 2016 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Joanne Whalley-Kilmer plays your average single mom raising her young son Bryan Shillowich who gets picked for jury duty. But what a case, it's of mob boss Armand Assante who is a hands-on kind of guy, likes to be in on his hits as he gets some jollies out of it.

In real life this jury would be sequestered, but Assante has had no problems getting to Whalley-Kilmer whom he has singled out as the weak link on the jury to possibly get them to acquit or even hang it at least. One of the people doing his bidding is a corrupt ex-cop played by William Hurt. As bad as he is Hurt does have a bit of a soft spot for Whalley-Kilmer.

Trial By Jury is a rather overwrought drama with a cast that gives it their best, but is defeated by a most improbable story. Some of the courtroom scenes are pretty good though with Gabriel Byrne as the Assistant District Attorney. He's gotten a nice collection of jailhouse witnesses who even if they weren't getting cut some good deals to convict Assante might just do it on their own. Assante is feared, but he's hated just as much.

For fans of the principal cast members, especially William Hurt.


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