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Jury Duty (1995)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 12 April 1995 (USA)
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When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does ... See full summary »

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John Fortenberry

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Barbara Williams (story), Samantha Adams (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pauly Shore ... Tommy Collins
Tia Carrere ... Monica
Stanley Tucci ... Frank
Brian Doyle-Murray ... Harry
Abe Vigoda ... Judge Powell
Charles Napier ... Jed
Richard Edson ... Skeets
Richard Riehle ... Principal Beasely
Alex Datcher ... Sarah
Richard T. Jones ... Nathan
Sharon Barr ... Libby Starling
Jack McGee ... Murphy
Nick Bakay ... Richard Hertz
Ernie Lee Banks ... Ray
Shelley Winters ... Mom
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Storyline

When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does everything he can to prolong the trial and deliberations and make the sequestration more comfortable for himself. Written by Steve Derby <sderby@sdeco.com>

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Taglines:

For truth. For justice. For five bucks a day.

Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for crude sex-related humor | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Chaos! Schwiegersohn Junior im Gerichtssaal See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$17,014,653
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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Four of the cast members appeared in at least one Seinfeld episode. They are: Brian Doyle-Murray; Sharron Barr; Nick Bakay; and Siobhan Fallon Hogan. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the film, Frank prepares to stab Monica but shoves the knife into the ceiling, releasing a pile of white asbestos dust all over himself. A moment later he falls from the balcony but when we see him on the ground, there is no powder on him at all. Then a close up shot shows him spitting powder from his mouth, and there is some on his head. See more »

Quotes

Tommy Collins: Run O.J. Run... OWWWWWW
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Connections

References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

Mercury Blues
Written by K.C. Douglas and Robert Geddins
Performed by David Lindley
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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This whole courtroom's out of order.
4 April 2004 | by Pepper AnneSee all my reviews

I can't understand why there are so many poor reviews of this movie. And some to say that this is the worst movie Pauley Shore has ever done. I've seen it about a million times, and I think it is just as hilariois nearly every time I see it. And, sure Pauley Shore's most classic movie may forever be Son in Law, but com'mon, I do not think this is the worse thing he's ever done.

Jury Duty is largely a parody of Twelve Angry Men, and ...And Justice for All. Tommy Collin's (Shore) mom and her soon-to-be husband take their trailor and head off to Vegas for a quickie marriage. So, unemployed Tommy, in need of a place to stay, finds an opportunity for an extended stay at a luxury suite while serving jury duty on a high profile murder trial. The suspect is "Drive Thru Killer," Carl Wayne Bishop (Whalen), and now his fate is to be determined by eleven jurors who just want to vote him guilty and go home, and one juror (Tommy) who wants to prolong the jury sequestering as long as he can. Eventually, it turns into a parody of Twelve Angry Men when Tommy, trying to prove Carl Wayne Bishop's innocence, must find a way to prove to the other jurors that reasonable doubt exists.

If you know Pauley Shore, you know that going to be no easy task, but it is also going to be a hilarious endeavor. And the supporting cast of jurors are just as funny as they become ever more irritable as it seems like a verdict is never going to be reached, especially Richard Edson and Sean Whalen.

So why all the negative reviews? It is such a stupid story, so stupid that it is funny. And it is Pauley Shore, doing what Pauley Shore does best, acting like a total nut and having a blast doing it. For a load of laughs and a waste of some time, Jury Duty is not a bad choice.


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