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Trial by Jury -- 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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Writers (WGA):
Jordan Katz (written by) and
Heywood Gould (written by)
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Release Date:
9 September 1994 (USA) See more »
To protect her child from the Mob, she did what any mother would have done. Lie. Deceive. Manipulate. See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Joanne Whalley ... Valerie Alston (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)

Armand Assante ... Rusty Pirone

Gabriel Byrne ... Daniel Graham

William Hurt ... Tommy Vesey

Kathleen Quinlan ... Wanda

Margaret Whitton ... Jane Lyle, Juror

Ed Lauter ... John Boyle

Richard Portnow ... Leo Greco

Lisa Arrindell Anderson ... Eleanor Lyons

Jack Gwaltney ... Teddy Parnell

Graham Jarvis ... Mr. Duffy, Foreman

William R. Moses ... Paul Baker, Juror

Joe Santos ... Johnny Verona
Beau Starr ... Phillie
Bryan Shilowich ... Robbie, Valerie's Son

Stuart Whitman ... Emmett, Valerie's Father

Kevin Ramsey ... Edmund
Fiona Gallagher ... Camille, Juror
Kay Hawtrey ... Clara, Juror
Ardon Bess ... Albert, Juror

Karina Arroyave ... Mercedes, Juror

Andrew Sabiston ... Elliot, Juror
Paul Soles ... Mr. Kriegsberg, Juror
Jovanni Sy ... Louis, Juror

Damon D'Oliveira ... Rafael, Juror

Andrew Miller ... Krasny
Richard Fitzpatrick ... Balsam

Robert Breuler ... Judge Feld
Ron Hale ... Bailiff

Sandi Ross ... Court Officer
William Duell ... Jimmy
John Capodice ... Limpy DeMarco
Andrew Lewarne ... Petrie
David Eisner ... Melman
Tanja Jacobs ... Susan Fine
Diego Fuentes ... Cop #1
Tony Meyler ... Cop #2
Scott Wickware ... Cop #3

Johnie Chase ... Cop #4
Gene Mack ... House Detective
Susan Jay ... Sookie
Elena Kudaba ... Elena
Gord Welke ... Hansen
Stan Coles ... Detective Gray

Mike Starr ... Hughie Bonner
Will Corno ... Associate (as William Corno)

David Cronenberg ... Director
Fleure Presner ... Supermodel

Junior Williams ... Waiter
Chris Gibson ... Hang Out Waiter
Rick Meilleur ... Reporter
Wray Downs ... Pianist #1
Gene Dinovi ... Pianist #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jorga Caye ... Juror (uncredited)

Directed by
Heywood Gould 
Writing credits
Jordan Katz (written by) and
Heywood Gould (written by)

Produced by
Gary Barber .... executive producer
Mark Gordon .... producer
Michael MacDonald .... line producer
Christopher Meledandri .... producer (as Chris Meledandri)
James G. Robinson .... producer
Original Music by
Terence Blanchard 
Cinematography by
Frederick Elmes 
Film Editing by
Joel Goodman 
Thom Noble (uncredited)
Casting by
Karen Hazzard 
Heidi Levitt 
Production Design by
David Chapman 
Art Direction by
Barbra Matis 
Set Decoration by
Steve Shewchuk 
Costume Design by
Mary Malin 
Makeup Department
Katherine James .... makeup artist
Jennifer Bower O'Halloran .... hair department head
Production Management
Jody Levin .... post-production supervisor
Michael MacDonald .... unit production manager
Charles Miller .... unit production manager: New York
Todd P. Smith .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Megan Banning .... third assistant director
Eric Dilucente .... dga trainee
Dean Garvin .... second second assistant director: New York
Kerric Macdonald .... trainee assistant director
Michael MacDonald .... second unit director
Eric S. Potechin .... third assistant director
Tom Quinn .... second assistant director
Albert M. Shapiro .... assistant director
Glen Trotiner .... second assistant director: New York
Art Department
Tom Doherty .... assistant art director
Bill Harman .... construction coordinator
Kim Karon .... assistant art director
Reet Puhm .... key scenic artist
Phillip Tellez .... head carpenter
Sound Department
Odin Benitez .... sound effects editor
Bill Daly .... sound mixer
Bill Daly .... sound
Randall Guth .... assistant sound editor
Michael Hilkene .... supervising sound editor
Scott Millan .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Pederson .... sound re-recording mixer
Larry Stensvold .... sound re-recording mixer
Dan Zimmerman .... apprentice sound editor
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Roy T. Anderson .... stunts
Eric Bryson .... stunt double
Peter Bucossi .... stunt coordinator: New York
Branko Racki .... stunt coordinator: Toronto
Robert Racki .... stunt double
Manny Siverio .... stunt performer
John Stoneham Jr. .... utility stunts
Ray Abbott .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert M. Andres .... key grip
Andy Day .... gaffer: New York
Gail Harvey .... still photographer
Tom Houghton .... director of photography: second unit
Michael Kohne .... key grip
Bruce MacCallum .... camera operator: New York
Jim MacCammon .... best boy (as Mac MacCammon)
Dean Stinchcombe .... second assistant camera
Kenneth J. Withers .... camera operator
Casting Department
Donna Dupere .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gail McMullen .... assistant costume designer
Arthur Rowsell .... costume design assistant
Editorial Department
Luis Colina .... associate editor
Julia Gray .... apprentice film editor
Music Department
Robert Fernandez .... scoring mixer
Thomas Milano .... music editor
Steven L. Smith .... music preparation
Transportation Department
Nick Sweetman .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
John 'Frenchie' Berger .... armorer
Susanna David .... script supervisor
Charles M. Lum .... location manager: New York
Elizabeth J. Nevin .... production coordinator
Karen Pidgurski .... unit publicist
Anne Richardson .... location manager
Norman Savaille .... stand-in
Tom Swift .... set production assistant (uncredited)

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Rated R for violence and language
107 min
Black and White (some sequences) | Color (Technicolor)
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8 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Could Have Been a Great Film-Noir, 15 May 2005
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In New York, Valerie Alston (Joanne Whalley-Kilmer) is a single woman, who has a small son and is the owner of a store of clothes. She is convoked to participate of the jury of the trial of the mobster Rusty Pirone (Armand Assante), who will be judged for several murders. In the eve, the key witness of the prosecutor Daniel Graham (Gabriel Byrne) was executed with the four police officers that were protecting him by Pirone's men. Meanwhile, the ex-cop Tommy Vesey (William Hurt), who also works for Pirone, threatens Valerie, menacing to kill her son if she does not claim that Pirone is not guilty. "Trial by Jury" is not a bad movie, but it could have been a great film-noir. The first three-quarters of the story are indeed excellent. But there are two weaknesses in this film: the first one is the performance of Joanne Whalley-Kilmer. The character of Valerie lives a terrible dramatic dilemma and a very conflictive situation between her consciousness and the request of the mobster, and demanded a more expressive actress. Unfortunately, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer keeps the same expression in the most different situations along the story. The second weak point is the conclusion of the story, which is too much "Hollywoodian" to be credible. Anyway, this film is a good entertainment. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Tribunal Sob Suspeita" ("Tribunal Under Suspicion")

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