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The Trial -- A suicidal small town attorney finds his life transformed when assigned to a capital punishment case.
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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Matthew Modine ... Mac

Robert Forster ... Ray

Nikki Deloach ... Mindy

Bob Gunton ... Joe Whetstone

Randy Wayne ... Pete Thomason

Rance Howard ... Judge Danielson

Clare Carey ... Dr. Anna Wilkes

Burgess Jenkins ... Harry O'ryan

Larry Bagby ... Spencer Hightower

Brett Rice ... Dr. Newbern

R. Keith Harris ... Lt. Monroe

Zachary T. Robbins ... Hunter Wilkes

Jason Burkey ... Prisoner
David Dwyer ... Alex Hightower

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

Danny Vinson ... Rodney MacFarland

Bonnie Johnson ... Jury Forewoman

Darren W. Conrad ... Juror

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

Chad Gundersen ... Thug #2

Gordon Price ... Trial attendee

Marc Soper ... Prison Visitor

Janine Lorraine ... Courtroom Juror (as Janine Lorraine)

Brian Lafontaine ... Dr. Eastman

Caroline O'Neil ... Prison Visitor

Ted Johnson ... Bank Manager

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

Andrew R. Kaplan ... District Attorney

James Harvley ... Courtroom spectator
Todd Davis ... Courtroom Member

Mark Scarboro ... Gene Nelson

Dan A.R. Kelly ... Juror
Nikki Palmer ... Juror
Reid McGraw ... Skitch McGee
Wendy Foster ... Spencer Hightower's Girlfriend

Rebekah James ... Kathy
Marc Keenan ... Courtroom Member

Scott C. Reynolds ... Baliff (as Scott Reynolds)
C. Burfict ... Police Officer
Edd Robinson ... Juror
Chandler McIntyre ... Sandy
Jeff Teague ... Court Room Spectator
Dottie Grissom-Hardin ... Juror
Tommy Allen Taylor ... Golfer
Simone White ... Joan Brinkley (as Simone T. White)

Jay N. Cohen ... Prison guard (as Jay Cohen)

John Edward Layton ... Prison Guard
Jenny-Lynn Waugh Azarian ... Cafe Patron
Vicki Hathaway ... Juror
William Sykes ... Asst. District Attorney
Tina Maynard ... Juror
John F. Ayers III ... Cellmate of thomason
Cynthia Rhudy ... Juror
Oletha Cuevas ... Juror
Ashley Monique 'Moe' Sanders ... Potential Juror / Court Room Member
George R. Francis ... Juror

Cherokee Cillie ... Juror
Carter London ... Prison Visitor
Bill Treat ... Juror
Jane Seawell ... Court Room Spectator
Ashley Manning ... 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)
Donald Norris Jr. ... Courtroom Spectator (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
Gordon Rijnders .... post-synchronization director: german version
Gordon Rijnders .... sound mixer: german version
Zach Seivers .... adr supervisor: Los Angeles
Sid Williams .... sound mixer
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
Location Management
Jason Allen King .... location manager
Music Department
Billy Howe .... trumpet
Andrew McKenna .... music assistant
Teddy Schnell .... music assistant
Adam D. West .... playback singer
Transportation Department
Sasha Bagdasarov .... transportation coordinator
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
David R. Moore .... stand-in
Gordon Rijnders .... post-sync director (german version)
Randall Stevens .... assistant: Mr. Freiburger
Kara B. Still .... script supervisor
Mark Thigpen .... stand-in: Mr. Bagby
Al Voikides .... assistant armourer (uncredited)
David Bixler .... special thanks
Kevin Downes .... special thanks
Malcolm McDowell .... special thanks
Ryen W. Thomas .... thanks
Dale Williams .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Robert Whitlow's The Trial" - USA (complete title)
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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material and a disturbing image
101 min
Germany:12 | Singapore:PG13 | USA:PG-13 (certificate #46074)


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25 out of 50 people found the following review useful.
Yawn...Has it finished yet?, 8 November 2010
Author: scattiee-1 from United Kingdom

How on earth did this get an IMDb rating of 8.7! I had to check a couple of time to make sure that: 1. I had watched the same flick as the other reviewers 2. I hadn't fallen asleep and woken up on a Sunday afternoon in 1980 3. My fondue had not been stolen for the plot and 4. That I hadn't missed a guest appearance from Columbo! I love a good "easy watch" film but this was just boring. I feel the storyline was weak, not knowing whether to follow the tales of woe about the lawyer or the trial of the boy with neither being strong enough to carry the film. The only good thing I can say was that the cast were well suited to the film (although that's like being told you were a good swimmer when everyone else round you are doing the Doggy Paddle) and it made me crave a cheese sandwich. I'm off to cleanse myself with an episode of Perry Mason!

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