Jury Duty (1995)


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In this exploitation comedy (designed to take a variety of cheap shots at the notoriously overblown OJ Simpson trial) a lazy and eternally broke young man needs a place to stay when his mother drives her motor home, that he had been living in, away to Vegas. He decides to become a sequestered jury member for a complex trial. Once on the bench, he does all he can to prolong the trial until his mother returns. Mayhem ensues as the frustrated jurors begin losing patience with him.

Rating: PG-13
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Fax Bahr, Barbara Williams, Adam Small, Samantha Adams, Neil Tolkin
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On DVD: Dec 9, 2003
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Judge Powell

as Skeets

as Principal Beasley

as Libby Starling

as Murphy

as Richard Hertz

as Hal Gibson

as Reece Fishburn

as Russell Cadbury

as Carl Wayne Bishop

as Harry's Bombshell

as Tuna Salad Guy

as Club Announcer

as Transvestite

as Judge D'Angelo

as Judge Swartz

as Press Runner

as Russell's Assistant

as Goliath

as Steer Shack Employee

as Friendly Falafel Emp...

as Wiener Boy Employee

as Pirate Pete's Employ...

as Guard

as Mrs. Woodall

as Spanish Reporter

as Japanese Reporter

as Folk Singer

as Japanese Suicide Man

as Dr. Brookings
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Critic Reviews for Jury Duty

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (11)

Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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January 1, 2000
USA Today
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | February 23, 2012
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Jury Duty

Pure bull shit

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

One must wonder how it came for an "actor" like Pauly Shore to make the amount of film that he's made and with his utter lack of talent, still find work. But Jury Duty along with Bio-Dome would signal the end of Shore's career. Jury Duty is a mess of a film. I don't even know where to start. The acting is horrid, the story is paper thin (luck all of Shore's films), the development is crap and the overall film is awful. It's no wonder that Shore's career ended soon afterwards. I guess after Bio-Dome they finally realized how bad he was. Jury Duty is virtually laugh free, with no chuckles to be had. If you're looking for one of the worst comedies ever filmed, then this would be a place to start. This film was boring, and uninspired. After Jury Duty and Bio-Dome, it's no wonder that audiences were tired of Pauly Shore. This is a sad attempt at making a comedy, and it fails on so many levels. The film strangely enough, had a fairly good idea. But this just goes to show that when you miscast a lead, your film will be terrible. If someone that was actually funny was cast here, then maybe it could've worked. Add to that a few script rewrites, and maybe, just maybe this comedy would have been a good one. But alas, it's not. The film scraps the bottom of the barrel, and ends up being annoying with its repetitive style of humor. Stick with Encino Man and Son in Law; those are two rare examples of Pauly Shore being sort of funny. But pass up on this one, simply a terrible film.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer

decent, ok jason, it was better than terrible though

danny d

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