The Trial feels like watching an episode of Perry Mason or Matlock. It's a nice courtroom drama film about a depressed lawyer who's tasked with defending a boy accused of murder.
The problem for the defendant is he can't remember the event. He claims he would never have killed the girl because he loved her. But is he telling the truth or is the amnesia just a clever ploy?
The Trial stars Matthew Modine (Memphis Belle, What the Deaf Man Heard) as attorney Mac who is depressed because his family has been killed in a car accident.
Bob Gunton (Patch Adams, 24) plays the prosecution seeking the death penalty.
And Randy Wayne (To Save A Life) plays Pete Thomason: the accused.
Rated PG-13 for thematic material and a disturbing image, The Trial offers your basic courtroom drama with a couple twists that may surprise you.