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The Trial -- Attorney Mac McClain has nothing left to live for.  Three years after the horrific accident that claimed the lives of his wife and two sons, he's finally given up.  Then the phone rings.  Mac is asked to take one final case: the trial of his life.

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After the horrific death of his wife and two sons, suicide seems to be the only escape for small town attorney Kent "Mac" McClain... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

 

Matthew Modine ... Mac

Robert Forster ... Ray

Bob Gunton ... Joe Whetstone

Nikki Deloach ... Mindy

Randy Wayne ... Pete Thomason

Clare Carey ... Dr. Anna Wilkes

Rance Howard ... Judge Danielson

Burgess Jenkins ... Harry O'ryan

Larry Bagby ... Spencer Hightower

Jason Burkey ... Prisoner

Brett Rice ... Dr. Newbern

R. Keith Harris ... Lt. Monroe

Danny Vinson ... Rodney MacFarland

Sandra Elise Williams ... Dean Marjorie Plant (as Sandra W. Van Natta)

David Dwyer ... Alex Hightower

Bonnie Johnson ... Jury Forewoman

Kera O'Bryon ... Angela Hightower (voice)

Marc Soper ... Prison Visitor

Gordon Price ... Trial attendee

Darren W. Conrad ... Juror

Chad Gundersen ... Thug #2

Gary Ray Moore ... Car Salesman (as Gary Moore)

Andrew R. Kaplan ... District Attorney

James Harvley ... Courtroom spectator

Zachary T. Robbins ... Hunter Wilkes

Caroline O'Neil ... Prison Visitor

Chandler McIntyre ... Sandy

Ted Johnson ... Bank Manager
Todd Davis ... Courtroom Member

Brian Lafontaine ... Dr. Eastman

Rebekah James ... Kathy
Mark Scarboro ... Gene Nelson

Janine Lorraine ... Courtroom Juror (as Janine Lorraine)
Marc Keenan ... Courtroom Member

Scott C. Reynolds ... Baliff (as Scott Reynolds)

Dan A.R. Kelly ... Juror
Ashley Manning ... Juror
Wendy Foster ... Spencer Hightower's Girlfriend

Cherokee Cillie ... Juror
Jeff Teague ... Court Room Spectator

John Edward Layton ... Prison Guard
Jay N. Cohen ... Prison guard (as Jay Cohen)
Jenny-Lynn Waugh Azarian ... Cafe Patron
William Sykes ... Asst. District Attorney
Tommy Allen Taylor ... Golfer
C. Burfict ... Police Officer
Simone White ... Joan Brinkley (as Simone T. White)
Tina Maynard ... Juror
Carter London ... Prison Visitor
Vicki Hathaway ... Juror
Reid McGraw ... Skitch McGee
John F. Ayers III ... Cellmate of thomason
George R. Francis ... Juror
Dottie Grissom-Hardin ... Juror
Nikki Palmer ... Juror
Ashley Monique 'Moe' Sanders ... Potential Juror / Court Room Member
Edd Robinson ... Juror
Oletha Cuevas ... Juror
Bill Treat ... Juror
Cynthia Rhudy ... Juror

Tara-Nicole Azarian ... Josie's Customer (uncredited)
Janice Lea Conrad ... Townsperson (uncredited)
Sarah Nicole Ellis ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)

Paul Gibson ... Newspaper Photographer (uncredited)
Marki Henderson ... Prisoner (uncredited)

Shannon Kneece ... Waitress (uncredited)

David R. Moore ... Court room member (uncredited)

Gabriella Mullis ... Cafe Patron (uncredited)
Laura Palka ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Christina Smith ... Court Room Member (uncredited)

Directed by
Gary Wheeler 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Mark Freiburger 
Gary Wheeler 
Robert Whitlow  novel

Produced by
John F. Ayers III .... executive producer
Mark Freiburger .... producer
Elise Graham .... line producer
Chad Gundersen .... co-producer
Roger Hair .... associate producer
Reid McGraw .... executive producer
Brad Mix .... executive producer
Matthew Modine .... producer
Gary Wheeler .... producer
Kathy Whitlow .... executive producer
Robert Whitlow .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Rob Pottorf 
 
Cinematography by
Tom Priestley Jr. 
 
Film Editing by
Jonathan Olive 
 
Casting by
Beverly Holloway 
 
Production Design by
John D. Kretschmer 
 
Set Decoration by
Deanna Tilley 
 
Costume Design by
Kate Sawyer 
 
Makeup Department
Ashleigh Chavis .... makeup artist
Liz McCracken .... key makeup artist
Summer Trull .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Elise Graham .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Clint Buckner .... additional second assistant director
C. Burfict .... second second assistant director
Rick Garside .... first assistant director
Alice M. Peschl .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Jerry Adderton .... set dresser
Anthony Cam .... set dresser
Brody Docar .... property master
 
Sound Department
Randy Freeman .... boom operator
Alex Markowski .... sound re-recording mixer
Ian Millard .... sound effects editor
Zach Seivers .... adr supervisor: Los Angeles
Sid Williams .... sound mixer
 
Stunts
Dale Girard .... stunt coordinator
Carlos Lopez .... stunt safety
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Catherine Cravens .... best boy electric
Lee Fries .... assistant camera
Tyler Garrett .... grip
Paul Gibson .... still photographer
Philip Hurn .... camera operator
Philip Hurn .... director of photography: second unit
Andy Lohrenz .... key grip (as Andrew Lohrenz)
Shane McMullin .... grip
Symon Mink .... first assistant camera: b camera
Jonathan Terpstra .... lighting technician
Justin A. Wallace .... grip (as Justin Wallace)
Gary Webster .... first assistant camera
Randy Whiteland .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Juli Emmons .... extras casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amber Givens .... set costumer
Suann Sobkowski .... costume assistant
 
Editorial Department
Jonathan Stanley .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Billy Howe .... trumpet
Andrew McKenna .... music assistant
Teddy Schnell .... music assistant
Adam D. West .... playback singer
 
Other crew
Jason Burkey .... craft service
Aaron Cline .... production assistant
Darren W. Conrad .... police technical advisor
Darren W. Conrad .... stand-in
Joshua P. Dease .... production accountant
Josh Ensink .... production coordinator
Roger Hair .... weapons master
Andrew R. Kaplan .... stand-in
Harrison Keller .... production assistant
Jason Allen King .... location manager
David R. Moore .... stand-in
Randall Stevens .... assistant: Mr. Freiburger
Kara B. Still .... script supervisor
Mark Thigpen .... stand-in: Mr. Bagby
Al Voikides .... assistant armourer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
David Bixler .... special thanks
Kevin Downes .... special thanks
Malcolm McDowell .... special thanks
Ryen W. Thomas .... thanks
Dale Williams .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Robert Whitlow's The Trial" - USA (complete title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for some thematic material and a disturbing image
Certification:
USA:PG-13 (certificate #46074)

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Matthew Modine defends a man accused of murder, 18 December 2013
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Slow and not particularly well acted, "The Trial" stars Matthew Modine in what was possibly a TV pilot.

Modine, one of the producers of this drama, plays Mac, an attorney who has been unable to cope with the horrible deaths of his wife and sons in a car accident. He has not been practicing law and in fact, is about to blow his brains out when a call comes in from a judge (Rance Howard) who wants him to take a case. A young man has been accused of giving a woman drugs and then killing her.

Mac reluctantly takes this on, coming up against a prosecutor (Bob Gunton) who asks for the death penalty. Mac hires an investigator (Robert Forster) and a psychiatrist (Clare Carey) to see what they can find out about what happened and about the psychological makeup of the man himself.

Nothing original about this film or the story. Modine gives a nice performance, as does Forster, one of my favorite actors. The rest of the acting was not impressive, nor was the direction. It possibly had the makings of a TV series, though, with some better pacing and scripts.

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