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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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Cast

 

Matthew Modine ... Mac

Robert Forster ... Ray

Bob Gunton ... Joe Whetstone

Randy Wayne ... Pete Thomason

Clare Carey ... Dr. Anna Wilkes

Nikki Deloach ... Mindy

Rance Howard ... Judge Danielson

Burgess Jenkins ... Harry O'ryan

Larry Bagby ... Spencer Hightower

Jason Burkey ... Prisoner

R. Keith Harris ... Lt. Monroe

Brett Rice ... Dr. Newbern

Danny Vinson ... Rodney MacFarland

Zachary T. Robbins ... Hunter Wilkes

David Dwyer ... Alex Hightower

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

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

Bonnie Johnson ... Jury Forewoman

Gordon Price ... Trial attendee

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

Darren W. Conrad ... Juror

Chad Gundersen ... Thug #2

Rebekah James ... Kathy

Marc Soper ... Prison Visitor

James Harvley ... Courtroom spectator

Cherokee Cillie ... Juror

Andrew R. Kaplan ... District Attorney

Brian Lafontaine ... Dr. Eastman

Dan A.R. Kelly ... Juror
Mark Scarboro ... Gene Nelson

Ted Johnson ... Bank Manager
Simone White ... Joan Brinkley (as Simone T. White)

Scott C. Reynolds ... Baliff (as Scott Reynolds)
Edd Robinson ... Juror
Jane Seawell ... Court Room Spectator
Todd Davis ... Courtroom Member

Caroline O'Neil ... Prison Visitor
Chandler McIntyre ... Sandy
Tina Maynard ... Juror
Jenny-Lynn Waugh Azarian ... Cafe Patron
Nikki Palmer ... Juror

Janine Lorraine ... Courtroom Juror (as Janine Lorraine)
Marc Keenan ... Courtroom Member
Tommy Allen Taylor ... Golfer

John Edward Layton ... Prison Guard
Vicki Hathaway ... Juror
Reid McGraw ... Skitch McGee
William Sykes ... Asst. District Attorney
Jeff Teague ... Court Room Spectator
Wendy Foster ... Spencer Hightower's Girlfriend
Ashley Monique 'Moe' Sanders ... Potential Juror / Court Room Member
Jay N. Cohen ... Prison guard (as Jay Cohen)
Carter London ... Prison Visitor
John F. Ayers III ... Cellmate of thomason
George R. Francis ... Juror
Dottie Grissom-Hardin ... Juror
Ashley Manning ... Juror
Oletha Cuevas ... Juror
C. Burfict ... Police Officer
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
Gordon Rijnders .... post-synchronization director: german version
Gordon Rijnders .... sound mixer: german version
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
Runtime:
101 min
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USA:PG-13 (certificate #46074)

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15 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Predictable and full of clichés, 12 November 2010
Author: section-one

I went into this movie without knowing much about it besides it being about a criminal case that involves capital punishment. My expectations weren't really that high, I just wanted to be entertained for an hour and a half, unfortunately this movie did not cut it. If you've watched any other movie or TV show involving criminal cases or jury trials you can pretty much predict everything that is going to happen within the first 10 minutes of the movie and the cornier you guess the better. This movie hit every cliché there is at least twice. I guess you might have to give the actors some credit for keeping a straight face while saying their lines. The actors are pretty much the only reason I gave this 4 stars, the story itself deserves a 1, since a 0 doesn't exist. I certainly can't recommend this movie to anyone. If you think about going to see it I recommend you rent yourself a copy of any John Grisham movie or watch Law and Order Trial by Jury.

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