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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
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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
Written by Irving Taylor and Ken Lane
Published by Sands Music Corp.
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this film is funny
25 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

TRIAL BY JURY is an example of a movie that doesn't realize how funny it is. Take the scene where Joann Whalley-Kilmer is seduced by Armand Assante, although he is leering at her sleazily the whole time Assante is on trial.(she is a jury member, see) Then things get real silly with all the plot twists, and a real hammy slow-burn performance by Gabriel Byrne. I caught the film one day on pay cable, and once again recently on TNT, and the funniest thing was, the actors kept a straight face the whole time.

Which brings me to Whalley-Kilmer. Who gave her this Ashley Judd part? Not to say that Whalley-Kilmer isn't game in her part as the dumbest-smartest jury member in the world. But Judd is much better at making these unbelievable legal "thrillers" bareable(i.e. DOUBLE JEAPORDY). I love when Hollywood makes a film that it doesn't know is as funny as it is.


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