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Mistrial (1996)

A community activist charged with the of killing two cops, one of them his ex-wife, is found not guilty due to lack of evidence. The arresting detective takes the judge, jury, and defendant... See full summary »

Director:

Heywood Gould

Writer:

Heywood Gould
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bill Pullman ... Steve Donohue
Robert Loggia ... Captain Lou Unger
Blair Underwood ... Lieutenant C. Hodges
Leo Burmester ... Commissioner Russell Crane
Roma Maffia ... Laurie Meisinger
James Rebhorn ... Mayor Taylor
Jon Seda ... Eddie Rios
Josef Sommer ... Nick Mirsky
Casey Siemaszko ... Detective Bobby Zito
Kate Burton ... Katherine Donohue
Peter MacNeill ... Chief Inspecter Ray Hartman
Roberta Maxwell ... Judge Friel
Anita La Selva ... Paula Lomax (as Anita LaSelva)
Stewart Bick Stewart Bick ... Assistant Evan Glassman
Alice Poon Alice Poon ... Linda Woo
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Storyline

A community activist charged with the of killing two cops, one of them his ex-wife, is found not guilty due to lack of evidence. The arresting detective takes the judge, jury, and defendant hostage, and decides to have a new trial, presenting the evidence that was not allowed. Written by Humberto Amador

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One man has taken control of the courtroom - and it isn't the judge.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A TV movie for the HBO network. See more »

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The judge fails to instruct Rios to rise for the verdict. See more »

Quotes

Eddie Rios: This is a joke. What, you want me to cry, Steve? Go on my hands and knees, plead for my life? Or maybe you like it if I confessed, threw myself at your mercy.
Steve Donohue: You are guilty, Eddie.
Eddie Rios: Are you my executioner?
Steve Donohue: You killed two cops. At some point you gotta pay.
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Mistrial a Misfire
27 October 2018 | by arthur_taferoSee all my reviews

Pullman does not make a convincing cop; sorry. He is the Leslie Neilson of the 21st century; he belongs in satire and comedy. After a while, Neilson stopped playing dramatic roles and did strictly comedy; Pullman should do the same. The story is a lower case version of The Negotiator, a much better film, starring Samuel Jackson, and with a much bigger budget. This wasn't horrible, but Pullman is no Jackson, and there was not nearly the tension of Negotiator. The supporting cast is not too bad; Loggia does a good job, but it is not enough to save this made for TV film.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jury en otage See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada See more »

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Home Box Office (HBO) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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