Mistrial

ONE MAN HAS TAKEN CONTROL OF THE COURTROOM… AND IT ISN’T THE JUDGE. 

Cop Steve Donohue (Bill Pullman) investigates a double homicide, finds the guilty man but ends up on trial himself. The villain is a sneering rat, outside the court chants a misled mob and the police force consists only of just men; this is a frustrating TV movie with no room for shades of gray. The filmmakers try to show how frustrating it is to see a perpetrator get away with murder, but what happens in the movie strains credibility. Pullman is always likeable, but his part isn’t very well written; Robert Loggia provides some authority, but not much else. 

1997-U.S. Made for TV. 89 min. Color. Produced by Renny Harlin, Geena Davis. Written and directed by Heywood Gould. Cast: Bill Pullman (Steve Donohue), Robert Loggia (Dan Unger), Blair Underwood (C. Hodges), Roma Maffia, Josef Sommer, James Rebhorn.

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