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.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
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Joanne Whalley
as Valerie Alston
Armand Assante
as Rusty Pirone
Gabriel Byrne
as Daniel Graham
William Hurt
as Tommy Vesey
Margaret Whitton
as Jane Lyle
Ed Lauter
as John Boyle
Richard Portnow
as Leo Greco
Lisa Arrindell Anderson
as Eleanor Lyons
Graham Jarvis
as Mr. Duffy
William R. Moses
as Paul Baker
Joe Santos
as Johnny Verona
Beau Starr
as Phillie
Kay Hawtry
as Clara
Kevin Ramsey
as Edmund
Mike Starr
as Hughie Bonner
David Cronenberg
as Director
Kay Hawtrey
as Clara
Ardon Bess
as Albert
Karina Arroyave
as Mercedes
Paul Soles
as Mr. Kriegsberg
Jovanni Sy
as Louis
Andrew Miller
as Krasny
Robert Breuler
as Judge Feld
Ron Hale
as Bailiff
Sandi Ross
as Court Officer
John Capodice
as Limpy Demarco
David Eisner
as Melman
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.

Full Review… | April 8, 2007

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

July 25, 2001
Apollo Guide

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Full Review… | September 7, 2011
Entertainment Weekly
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May 20, 2003
Palo Alto Weekly

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How to waste a great cast.

Anthony Valletta
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