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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.

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Company Credits

Production Co:

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

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

A reporter refers to Rios' "common law" wife. New York does not recognize common law marriages. See more »

Quotes

Steve Donohue: The jails are filling up. It's standing-room-only in the morgues, and everybody is just praying to God that they don't end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. Well I'll tell you, I work in places where people are dying with disease and they are dying with drugs. And they will kill you over a dirty look. In this city, you only got 30,000 like me. We're your last line of defense. But you make us fight you little dirty war in *quiet*, because you nice people don't care what the mutts do to ...
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Great Movie
22 December 2014 | by sgtcrm1See all my reviews

I watched this when it aired on HBO and told everyone I knew to watch it for themselves. I don't normally recommend a movie or TV show unless I am really blown away. Today I was talking about Bill Pullman and found myself chatting about this flick as one of my most memorable and favorite films. My friend wanted the name after my review but I couldn't remember. I knew IMDb would list all film appearances. I read the three reviews and absolutely disagreed with one of them, so; I thought I'd add my take on it. This movie had me talking and sometimes yelling at the TV. This is a gripping tale that will give you much food for thought about our legal system. Great acting, good script and as on point in 2014 as it was when it first aired. I say watch it.


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