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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 »

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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.

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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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Trivia

A TV movie for the HBO network. See more »

Goofs

The judge fails to instruct Rios to rise for the verdict. See more »

Quotes

Officer Ida Cruz: [Voice over while Eddie is reading the letters] We were so young, Eddie. We didn't know what we wanted. We were kids. We had something beautiful and now... it's gone, Eddie. And you gotta let it go.
[Transitions to flashback of the murder]
Officer Ida Cruz: Let it go, Eddie. Let it go. Eddie, let it go. Eddie. Eddie! Eddie, let it go!
Eddie Rios: No! You won't let it go!
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Strong lead performance by Pullman in a compelling film.
16 January 2000 | by Brad K.See all my reviews

Bill Pullman (Independence Day, While You Were Sleeping) stars as a police officer who takes over the courtroom where an accused cop-killer is going to be let free because the evidence he collected is in-admissable. Jon Seda (Selena, Sunchaser) plays the accused cop-killer. The film gains most of its strength from the two main performances, especially Pullman's. Always a likeable actor, Pullman creates a flawed character who is in way over his head. Seda gives a very good performance also. Highly recommended.


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