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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

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

William Hurt and Joanne Whalley would later play a couple in The Challenger (2013). See more »

Quotes

Tommy Vesey: The name of the game, Valerie, is not who dies but who dies first. That'll be your boy.
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Everybody Love Somebody
Written by Irving Taylor and Ken Lane
Published by Sands Music Corp.
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Hated and feared
20 March 2016 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Joanne Whalley-Kilmer plays your average single mom raising her young son Bryan Shillowich who gets picked for jury duty. But what a case, it's of mob boss Armand Assante who is a hands-on kind of guy, likes to be in on his hits as he gets some jollies out of it.

In real life this jury would be sequestered, but Assante has had no problems getting to Whalley-Kilmer whom he has singled out as the weak link on the jury to possibly get them to acquit or even hang it at least. One of the people doing his bidding is a corrupt ex-cop played by William Hurt. As bad as he is Hurt does have a bit of a soft spot for Whalley-Kilmer.

Trial By Jury is a rather overwrought drama with a cast that gives it their best, but is defeated by a most improbable story. Some of the courtroom scenes are pretty good though with Gabriel Byrne as the Assistant District Attorney. He's gotten a nice collection of jailhouse witnesses who even if they weren't getting cut some good deals to convict Assante might just do it on their own. Assante is feared, but he's hated just as much.

For fans of the principal cast members, especially William Hurt.


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