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Jury Duty; The Comedy (1990)

Jury Duty: The Comedy (original title)
Courtroom antics surround the jury involved in hearing an embezzlement case. A shy accountant (Pinchot) in one of his four roles in the movie is charged with the crime, but during testimony... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Schultz

Writer:

Rob Gilmer
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mädchen Amick ... Miss Doddsworth
Stephen Baldwin ... Carlucci
Mark Blankfield ... Ted Watkins
Barbara Bosson ... Brattner
Ilene Graff ... Marilyn Worth
Jessie Jones Jessie Jones ... Claire
Bill Kirchenbauer ... Nick Grady
Heather Locklear ... Rita Burwald
Bronson Pinchot ... Sanford Lagelfost / Jorge Jimenez / Arthur Lloyd / Magda
Danny Pintauro ... Kevin Worth
Lynn Redgrave ... Abby Greyhouwsky
Joshua Beckett ... (as Joshua Rifkind)
William G. Schilling ... Harold Griffith
Tracy Scoggins ... Hope Hathaway
Alan Thicke ... Phil Beckman
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Courtroom antics surround the jury involved in hearing an embezzlement case. A shy accountant (Pinchot) in one of his four roles in the movie is charged with the crime, but during testimony by a very sexual secretary (Scoggins), he is painted to be an extravagant lothario which gains him press coverage and sudden adoration of women in the street. This prompts the judge to sequester the jury, setting up conflict and shenanigans with the jurors. A feminist (Redgrave) battles a developer (Thicke), a waiter (Baldwin) chases a hooker (Locklear), and a bellhop (Pinchot again) pursues a housewife (Graff). Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for sex-related material and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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Trivia

When Hope mentions General Hospital, the District Attorney's eyes widen. The DA is played by Jacklyn Zeman, who played Bobbie Spencer on General Hospital (1963). See more »

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References General Hospital (1963) See more »

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Has some moments
14 August 1999 | by MichaelMovieLoftSee all my reviews

Okay, let's face it. Made for TV movie comedies don't sell. Jury Duty is one of those films that really has no direction. Still there is some funny moments in this film. Probably the best scene in the film has to come when Hope Hathaway (Scoggins) is called to the stand. Wind starts to blow threw her hair, a bad 80s song is playing, and the men in the jury box are drooling all over themselves. When the bailiff swears her in he is so mesmerized by her beauty. Then, He says "God help me" instead of "So help you God". I laughed a little bit at that. Another high point is Bronson Pinchot's parody of Geraldo Rivera. That's basically it. It was retitled as "The Great American Sex Scandal" when it hit syndication. Don't ask me why. Still, this one is a good time killer.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

14 January 1990 (USA) See more »

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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