Mistrial (film)

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Written byHeywood Gould
Directed byHeywood Gould
Music byBrad Fiedel
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes1
Producer(s)Bart Brown
Bruce Cohen
Geena Davis
Renny Harlin
Rebecca Spikings
CinematographyPaul Sarossy
Editor(s)Rod Dean
Jon Poll
Running time89 minutes
Production company(s)HBO NYC Productions
Original releaseNovember 2, 1996 (1996-11-02)

Mistrial is a 1996 American drama film written and directed by Heywood Gould and starring Bill Pullman, Jon Seda, and Robert Loggia. The film aired on HBO.


After community activist Eddie Rios (Seda), charged with the murder of two NYPD officers, one of them his ex-wife, is found not guilty due to legal technicalities, arresting detective Steve Donohue (Pullman) takes the judge, jury, and Rios hostage, and decides to have a new trial, presenting evidence that was not previously allowed. His captain Lou Unger (Loggia) tries to convince Donohue to end his hostage taking peaceably.



Although the film was shot principally in Canada, the NYPD and other NYC sources were credited with assisting and advising.