The Trial

DVD Release: November 9, 2010
The Trial


After the horrific death of his wife and two sons, suicide seems to be the only escape for small town attorney Kent “Mac” McClain… until he’s assigned a capital punishment case that begins to transform his life and those around him forever.

Dove Review

Two words describe this film: Compelling! Riveting! Matthew Modine stars in this powerful courtroom drama as an attorney who has given up on his practice and almost his life after the tragic loss of his wife and son in a car accident. “The Trial” will keep its audience’s attention from start to finish as Modine searches for the truth during the trial of the boy who has been accused of killing a young girl.

This faith-friendly film has many positive references to God and his ability to forgive us and help us move past our loss and grief. It also shows how bad things can happen to good people and that it is up to us to continue to search for answers while we try to accept our present circumstances. We are happy to award our Dove “Faith Friendly” Seal to this movie.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: It is inferred that woman was approached inappropriately by uncle.
Language: For G sakes-1
Violence: Flashback of a car accident (little blood); Man holds loaded gun at his own head but doesn't pull the trigger; Man shoots another but not fatal (no blood).
Drugs: Girl killed (off screen) after being given a date rape drug; Inference of another woman being given the drug; Man given same drug; Men drink what appears to be a coffee cup of moon shine; Man drinks alone at bar with many empty glasses in front of him; Man chews tobacco.
Nudity: None
Other: None


Company: 20th Century Fox Home Ent.
Director: Gary Wheeler
Producer: Gary Wheeler
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 120 min.
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe