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Release Date:
5 June 2000 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Christine Lahti ... Lyssa Dent Hughes

Tom Skerritt ... Walter

Jay Thomas ... Timber Tucker

Mark Feuerstein ... Morrow McCarthy

Stanley Anderson ... Sen. Alan Hughes

Blake Lindsley ... Quincy Quince

Scott Michael Campbell ... Billy

Matt Weinberg ... Nicholas

Will Rothhaar ... Kip

Caroline Aaron ... Veronica

Teri Austin ... Greta
Karen Kim ... Hope

Cynthia Harris ... Charlotte 'Chubby' Hughes

Lynne Thigpen ... Dr. Judith B. Kaufman

Jane Carr ... Patient (Mrs Kramer)

Susan Krebs ... Spicey

John Prosky ... Tom Reynolds

Ping Wu ... Dr. Chin

Stanley Kamel ... Dr. Blumberg

Wendy Schenker ... Mrs. Blumberg

Ana Mercedes ... Carmelita
Daniel Escobar ... Hairdresser (as Daniel R. Escobar)
Leslie Windram ... Make-Up Artist

Tony Perez ... Secretary Gutierrez

Terry Anzur ... Reporter #1
Ted Garcia ... Reporter #2

Lynne Marie Stewart ... Woman in Grocery Store

Audrey Wasilewski ... Shopper

Rob Nagle ... Director

Richard Saxton ... TV Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christopher Francis ... Waiter (uncredited)
Shira Hoffman ... Young girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Sheldon Larry 
Writing credits
Wendy Wasserstein (play "An American Daughter")

Wendy Wasserstein (teleplay)

Produced by
Abby Adams .... executive producer
Chad Hoffman .... executive producer (as Chad S. Hoffman)
Elizabeth Missan .... associate producer (as Elizabeth Missan Yost)
Robert Schwartz .... executive producer
Wendy Wasserstein .... executive producer
Robert J. Wilson .... line producer
Original Music by
Phil Marshall  (as Philip Marshall)
Cinematography by
Albert J. Dunk (director of photography) (as Bert Dunk)
Film Editing by
Charles Bornstein 
Production Design by
Alfred Sole 
Set Decoration by
Karen Manthey 
Costume Design by
Tom McKinley 
Makeup Department
Brigitte Bugayong .... makeup artist
Gabor Heiligenberg .... hair stylist
Christina Criswell .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Mel A. Bishop .... executive in charge of production
Wes Irwin .... post-production supervisor
Robert J. Wilson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Conte Mark Matal .... second assistant director
Jay Smith .... first assistant director
Art Department
Scott Buckwald .... property master
Star Fields .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Joshua Foster .... set dresser (uncredited)
David Pirinelli .... leadman (uncredited)
Gaston Wurth .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
John Asman .... re-recording mixer
Sam Black .... re-recording mixer
Alfred T. Ferrante .... adr mixer
Douglas Tourtelot .... sound mixer (as Doug Tourtelot)
Burton Weinstein .... supervising sound editor (as Burt M. Weinstein)
David M. Weishaar .... re-recording mixer (as David Weishaar)
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Scott C. Kolden .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Joe Michalski .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Art Bartels .... key grip
David Jarrell .... gaffer (as David B. Jarrell)
Clinton Dougherty .... camera operator (uncredited)
David Moir .... still photographer (uncredited)
Ryan Pilon .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Libby Goldstein .... casting
Tony Hobbs .... extras casting
Junie Lowry-Johnson .... casting (as Junie Lowry Johnson)
Editorial Department
Ryan D. Adams .... post-production coordinator
Sean McKinley .... assistant editor
Location Management
Eric Klosterman .... location manager
Music Department
William Pearson .... music editor (uncredited)
William Pearson .... music engineer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Roger Still .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Heather Allyn .... assistant: Mr. Schwartz and Mr. Hoffman
Mitch Altman .... assistant: Mr. Larry
Jeanne Byrd .... script supervisor (as Jeanne Byrd Hall)
Fred Eldridge .... film transfer
Stacy Hartley .... production coordinator (as Stacey Hartley)
Jessica James .... production assistant
M. Ross-Michaels .... production accountant (as M. Ross Michaels)
Maureen Higgins .... first assistant accountant (uncredited)
Diesel Pfingsten .... stand-in: Rob Nagle (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Trial by Media" - UK, USA (video title)
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91 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Norway:11 (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Lynne Thigpen won the 1997 Tony Award (New York City) for Supporting or Features Actress in a Drama for "An American Daughter" and recreated her role in this filmed production.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Charlie Rose" (1991)See more »


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Remember next time this happens, 7 October 2003
Author: aussiejane_ from Mt Barker, South Australia

The writer was quite kind to the media; they are usually much, much worse. The film did portray well the horrid things that can happen when the media go to work. Excellent acting by nearly all involved. It's a morality play -- about the nasty media, not about the poor nominee who lost her jury duty notice!

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