The Trial (2010 film)

The Trial is a 2010 drama film directed by Gary Wheeler and starring Matthew Modine. It is based on the novel of the same name by Robert Whitlow and was released September 10, 2010, grossing $19,753 at the box office.[1]

The Trial
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Directed byGary Wheeler
Written byMark Freiburger
Gary Wheeler
Robert Whitlow
Produced byGary Wheeler
StarringMatthew Modine
Randy Wayne
Bob Gunton
Robert Forster
CinematographyTom Priestley
Edited byJonathan Olive
Music byRob Pottorf
Distributed by20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Release date
  • October 10, 2010 (2010-10-10)
CountryUnited States
Box office$19,753


Kent "Mac" McClain, after losing his wife and kids in a car crash, experiences grief of the loss and attempts suicide with a revolver. However, he is interrupted by a phone call inviting him to solve a case involving a murder called the Hightower murder case. He discusses it with Judge Danielson, who encourages him to start living. Mac then talks to Pete Thomason, the supposed murderer of his girlfriend by strangulation. However, Pete does not remember the situation.

Then, seeking guidance, Mac invites two other friends, his neighbor Ray, and a friend Mindy to help him investigate the murder. They both discuss the idea that Pete doesn't remember anything, and try to find evidence that is possibly important to the trial.



Filming took place in Monroe, North Carolina.


  1. ^ "The Trial (2010)".