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Trial and Error
Trial and Error
Actors: Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Jessica Steen, Austin Pendleton
Director: Jonathan Lynn
Genres: Comedy
PG-13     1999     1hr 38min

Jonathan Lynn, who directed the hit film My Cousin Vinny, again takes on another lightweight comedy about a trial in a small town featuring a fish-out-of-water defense attorney. Michael Richards (Seinfeld) plays a struggli...  more »

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Actors: Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Jessica Steen, Austin Pendleton
Director: Jonathan Lynn
Creators: Allen Alsobrook, Edward Lynn, Gary Ross, Jane DeVries Cooper, Cliff Gardner, Gregory Bernstein, Sara Bernstein
Genres: Comedy
Sub-Genres: Comedy
Studio: New Line Home Video
Format: DVD - Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 11/23/1999
Original Release Date: 05/30/1997
Theatrical Release Date: 05/30/1997
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 38min
Screens: Color,Full Screen,Widescreen,Anamorphic
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 9
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 11/27/2017...
Happy to see Rip Torn at his crafty best! Jeff Daniels is always entertaining as is Michael Richards! Scenes in the court room are light hearted and fun! The ladies (Charlize Theron and Jessica Steen) light up every scene they are in. Overall an entertaining film!
JEANNA A. (gina) from BONHAM, TX
Reviewed on 6/6/2015...
Funny. Always enjoy Michael Richards. Was an enjoyable evening's entertainment.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.
Ann B. from AURORA, CO
Reviewed on 12/22/2010...
No heavy plot here, but good for a few laughs.
1 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.

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Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 02/14/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)

"In spite of its ridiculous premise and a shallow script, TRIAL AND ERROR manages a few laughs. Jeff Daniels plays a high profile lawyer who is about to marry the boss's daughter when he is sent to Nevada to defend a man accused of ripping off mail order customers. Michael Richards plays his best friend and best man who journeys to Nevada to throw Daniels his required bachelor's party. When Daniels gets in a bar fight and overdoses on his pain medicine, Richards is forced to pretend he is the lawyer, and ask for a continuance. But Richards' formidable opponent (lovely Jessica Steen) opposes the continuance and the feisty judge (Austin Pendleton) agrees and the case goes to trial----and guess who has to defend the guilty client (a superb Rip Torn)?
Of course, there's a love story too in the form of Charlize Theron (pre Monster days) playing a lovely hotel waitress who falls for Daniels. The love story is kind of trite but the courtroom antics are sometimes hilarious with Torn giving a superlative sob story to sway the jury.
Light and airy, TRIAL AND ERROR is mindless entertainment."