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Trial by Jury (1994)

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Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.

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Heywood Gould
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joanne Whalley ... Valerie Alston (as Joanne Whalley-Kilmer)
Armand Assante ... Rusty Pirone
Gabriel Byrne ... Daniel Graham
William Hurt ... Tommy Vesey
Kathleen Quinlan ... Wanda
Margaret Whitton ... Jane Lyle, Juror
Ed Lauter ... John Boyle
Richard Portnow ... Leo Greco
Lisa Arrindell ... Eleanor Lyons (as Lisa Arrindell Anderson)
Jack Gwaltney ... Teddy Parnell
Graham Jarvis ... Mr. Duffy, Foreman
William R. Moses ... Paul Baker, Juror
Joe Santos ... Johnny Verona
Beau Starr ... Phillie
Bryan Shilowich Bryan Shilowich ... Robbie, Valerie's Son
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Storyline

Valerie is a juror in the trail of a mob boss. When her young son's life is threatened, she has no option other than to see that justice isn't done.

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To protect her child from the Mob, she did what any mother would have done. Lie. Deceive. Manipulate. See more »

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Thriller | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Geschworene See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Gross USA:

$6,971,777
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Dolby

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Black and White (some sequences)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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John Capodice and Margaret Whitton previously appeared in The Secret of My Success (1987). See more »

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Valerie Alston: You live your life, believing in things like justice and the law. Then someone grabs you off the street in broad daylight. Walks right past the police and tells you that he'll reach out from beyond the grave and kill your son. You don't think about right or wrong, you only think about survival. You do what you have to do.
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All The Way
Written by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen
Published by Maraville Music Corp.
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Underrated Crime-Courtroom Story
2 September 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

More often that not, I'll call a movie overrated, but this one, I think, is underrated. It features solid acting and a very involving story.

There isn't as much violence as most modern-day crime movies and that's fine because this story doesn't need it. The profanity is also lower-than-normal. All that's missing is better cinematography.

Joanne Whalley-Kilmer, Armand Assante, Gabirel Byrne and William Hurt all make this interesting and provide good performances. This is a good attention-diverting movie that is a good "date movie," too. It's tense without a ton of the usual overdone violence and profanity.


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