Valerie is a juror in the trial 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.


Heywood Gould





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 ... Robbie, Valerie's Son


Valerie is a juror in the trial 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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For one juror, the question of guilt or innocence is a matter of life or death... her own. See more »


Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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


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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Written by Irving Taylor, Ken Lane and Sam Coslow (uncredited)
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>Several viewings good<
14 June 2014 | by AJSteeleSee all my reviews

I discovered this film while searching for laserdiscs. It's a good way to find forgotten gems. TBJ is a crime film that never becomes tiresome mostly due to the fantastic emotionally alluring portrayal of a single mom by Joanne Whalley. She's your average girl stuck in a mess with a megalomaniac king pin. Fortunately for the viewer her body is not average, giving her character that added, "I don't know I'm sexy" vibe. Armand Assante turns in a great performance as he easily puts out charm and terror with a simple stoic glance. The root of the film which is the two worlds colliding, gets delivered with believability.

The real gritty hoots of the film are William Hurt playing a twisted x cop that still has remnants of good in him and the ever delectable Kathleen Quinlan as a quirky sot. I really liked the script. The seedy undercurrent feel that the film has is captured with words that give an inner chuckle and a solid outer grimace. Some courtroom antics are quite stagey but those scenes can be muscled through if you like the genre. TBJ is not a routine crime thriller and throws some very interesting entertainment punches.

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Release Date:

9 September 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trial by Jury See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,855,852, 11 September 1994

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital


Black and White (some sequences)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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