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Trial by Jury -- A courtroom thriller about a young single mother who serves jury duty in a mafia trial, faces the dilemma of casting a vote that will free a guilty criminal in order to save her young son.
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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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

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
Paul Busner .... 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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Tommy Vesey:The name of the game, Valerie, is not who dies but who dies first. That'll be your boy.See more »
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3 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
very slow but well worth the rental fee, 22 July 2000

"Trial By Jury" is one of the better psychological thrillers I have seen because it sucks the viewer in with each scene. As I began to watch this film I noticed that it had elements of "12 Angry Men" and "The Juror," both of which were great movies, therefore I knew this would be of the same caliber.

The film stars Gabriel Byrne, Armand Assante, Joanne Whalley-Kilmer and William Hurt. They all bring a style to the film that can only be matched by the brilliant ways of making it believable. I found all the actors were playing a different from what they were accustomed to, which was a real treat because if actors play the same thing over and over it gets boring.

This a legal thriller that plays around with the mind and when movies do this you can only hang on for the ride. Kilmer delivers an awesome performance as the terrified juror. It made me sit up and take a look at how talented she is. For example, in the climax of the movie she is at her best, but you will have to see the movie.

Speaking of performances, the one turned in by Gabriel Byrne made me a fan of his work because he showed that he has a passion making movies and making them good. In "Trial By Jury" he never let up in his pursuit of justice.

"Trial By Jury" was a very slow movie but it is well worth the wait. I hope everyone likes it as much as I did.

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