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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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No Suspense/Tension and too slow See more (18 total) »

Cast

 

Matthew Modine ... Mac

Nikki Deloach ... Mindy

Robert Forster ... Ray

Bob Gunton ... Joe Whetstone

Rance Howard ... Judge Danielson

Burgess Jenkins ... Harry O'ryan

Randy Wayne ... Pete Thomason

Clare Carey ... Dr. Anna Wilkes

Jason Burkey ... Prisoner

Larry Bagby ... Spencer Hightower

Brett Rice ... Dr. Newbern

David Dwyer ... Alex Hightower

R. Keith Harris ... Lt. Monroe

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

Danny Vinson ... Rodney MacFarland

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

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

Bonnie Johnson ... Jury Forewoman

Gordon Price ... Trial attendee

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

Caroline O'Neil ... Prison Visitor

Darren W. Conrad ... Juror

Marc Soper ... Prison Visitor

Brian Lafontaine ... Dr. Eastman

Zachary T. Robbins ... Hunter Wilkes

Chad Gundersen ... Thug #2

James Harvley ... Courtroom spectator

Andrew R. Kaplan ... District Attorney

Chandler McIntyre ... Sandy

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

Rebekah James ... Kathy

Cherokee Cillie ... Juror
Mark Scarboro ... Gene Nelson

Ted Johnson ... Bank Manager
C. Burfict ... Police Officer

Dan A.R. Kelly ... Juror
Todd Davis ... Courtroom Member
Wendy Foster ... Spencer Hightower's Girlfriend
Simone White ... Joan Brinkley (as Simone T. White)
Edd Robinson ... Juror
Tommy Allen Taylor ... Golfer
Jenny-Lynn Waugh Azarian ... Cafe Patron
Reid McGraw ... Skitch McGee
Dottie Grissom-Hardin ... Juror

John Edward Layton ... Prison Guard
Jay N. Cohen ... Prison guard (as Jay Cohen)
Carter London ... Prison Visitor
John F. Ayers III ... Cellmate of thomason
Nikki Palmer ... Juror
Ashley Manning ... Juror
Marc Keenan ... Courtroom Member
Tina Maynard ... Juror
Vicki Hathaway ... Juror
George R. Francis ... Juror
William Sykes ... Asst. District Attorney
Ashley Monique 'Moe' Sanders ... Potential Juror / Court Room Member

Jane Seawell ... Court Room Spectator
Jeff Teague ... Court Room Spectator
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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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
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USA:PG-13 (certificate #46074)

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9 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
No Suspense/Tension and too slow, 30 November 2010
Author: (bob-rutzel-1) from United States

Retired lawyer Mac (Modine) receives a telephone call from a judge who wants him to defend Pete Thompson (Wayne) who was arrested for killing Angela, his girl friend, and he has no memory of what happened that fateful night.

This has all the feel of a made-for-TV movie, but very slow, perhaps too slow. We wait, too often, for characters to say their lines to a point we get tired of waiting and we scream out the lines we think are forthcoming. And, most times we are correct.

We understand about predictability, and we go along with it because we know that it's in the telling that the story works. But, here it was just too slow. Maybe that is why Mac's legal assistant, Mindy, goes somewhat overboard with her exuberance which was a complete contrast from everyone else. In other words she was too bright-eyed and bushy-tailed when that was not called for, but the director allowed it. I thought she was annoying because of it, but, maybe she knew this needed some life. She wasn't wrong. Some may think she was a breath of fresh air in here. Hmmm………….

The clues were good, but there was no suspense or tension, and for a courtroom drama that hurts big time. Some logic flew out the window at times. Can't mention what logic as that gives away too much. Sorry (but it had much to do with motive, shhhhhh………..). The audience was forgotten. You know, the more I think about it, maybe this wasn't good enough to be a made-for-TV movie. At least I see tension and suspense in many TV dramas. Here everything was monotone, low-key, level, bland. Well, except for Mindy, of course.

Violence: Yes, very little. Sex: No. Nudity: No. Language: No.

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