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The Trial (2010)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery | 10 September 2010 (USA)
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The Trial is a movie starring Clare Carey, Matthew Modine, and Rance Howard. After the horrific death of his wife and two sons, suicide seems to be the only escape for small-town attorney Kent "Mac" McClain... until he's assigned a capital punishment case that ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
... Dr. Anna Wilkes
... Mac
... Judge Danielson
... Ray
... Joe Whetstone
... Pete Thomason
... Prisoner
... Mindy
... Harry O'ryan
... Dr. Newbern
... Spencer Hightower
... Lt. Monroe
... Dean Marjorie Plant (as Sandra W. Van Natta)
... Juror
David Dwyer ... Alex Hightower
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After the horrific death of his wife and two sons, suicide seems to be the only escape for small-town attorney Kent "Mac" McClain... until he's assigned a capital punishment case that begins to transform his life and those around him forever. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Mystery

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Rated PG-13 for some thematic material and a disturbing image | See all certifications »

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10 September 2010 (USA)  »

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Robert Whitlow's The Trial  »

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$8,957, 12 September 2010, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$19,246, 26 September 2010
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Good Southern Film
7 November 2010 | by See all my reviews

I am always looking for good films to watch with my family. Last night, we sat down with our kids (13 and 15) and watched THE TRIAL.

It was refreshing to see a movie that had a simple message and for once not have that message rammed down our throats. My grandmother died recently and some of the elements from the film really helped.

I loved the cast. Matthew Modine has always been a favorite and this seemed like one of the few recent films he's done that really challenged him.

Now... as a Southerner it was nice to see no real stereotypes and yet everything seemed natural. I think it helped that they let actors like Robert Forster just be himself instead of putting on a fake accent.

All in all, we liked it and recommend it.


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