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Trial by Jury (1994)

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This convoluted courtroom thriller, features murder, corrupt cops, organized crime, and unrequited love. Crime boss Rusty Pirone is up for trial on racketeering charges. Despite 24-hour police "protection," the key government witness against Pirone is murdered. It's now up to U.S. Attorney Daniel Graham, who grew up in the same neighborhood as Pirone, to convict the crime lord. Valerie Alston, a naive idealist and single parent, is a juror in the trial. She does not realize the danger of convicting a crime boss until she is kidnapped by corrupt former policeman Tommy Vesey, who tries to persuade her to hindering the jury's decision. Alston falls for Vesey, who uses her for his own ends. Rusty Pirone is also attracted to Alston. Under Vesey's control, Alston forsakes her ideals and becomes a hit-woman.

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Cast

Joanne Whalley
as Valerie Alston
Armand Assante
as Rusty Pirone
Gabriel Byrne
as Daniel Graham
William Hurt
as Tommy Vesey
Ed Lauter
as John Boyle
Richard Portnow
as Leo Greco
Graham Jarvis
as Mr. Duffy
Lisa Arrindell
as Eleanor Lyons
William R. Moses
as Paul Baker
Joe Santos
as Johnny Verona
Beau Starr
as Phillie
Mike Starr
as Hughie Bonner
Ardon Bess
as Albert
Paul Soles
as Mr. Kriegsberg
Robert Breuler
as Judge Feld
Ron Hale
as Bailiff
Sandi Ross
as Court Officer
John Capodice
as Limpy Demarco
Tanja Jacobs
as Susan Fine
Gene Mack
as House Detective
Susan Jay
as Sookie
Gord Welke
as Hansen
Stan Coles
as Detective Gray
William Corno
as Associate
Fleure Presner
as Supermodel
Chris Gibson
as Hang Out Waiter
Rick Meilleur
as Reporter
Wray Downs
as 1st Pianist
Gene Dinovi
as 2nd Pianist
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Critic Reviews for Trial by Jury

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

The movie is far-fetched and contains some of the corniest dialogue heard in years.

April 9, 2007 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
eFilmCritic.com

The most frustrating aspect of this film is how it blatantly exploits its female characters.

July 25, 2001 | Rating: 40/100
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Trial by Jury

½

How to waste a great cast.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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