Trial and Error
Country of Origin: United States
Production year: 1997
Director: Jonathan Lynn
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 794043-485725
Running time: 1:38 (98 Min.)
Casetype: Snapper
Format: NTSC, 2.00:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: November 23, 1999
Collection type: Owned (#1409)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 15, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 9 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Charles Tuttle (Jeff Daniels, Dumb & Dumber, Pleasantville) is a mild-mannered, big-city attorney, sent to a small desert town a few days before his wedding to defend a cry-baby con artist (Rip Torn, Men in Black). He arrives to find his high-strung best friend, Richard (Michael Richards, "Seinfeld"), an out-of-work actor, brewing up a bachelor party blast that soon turns Charles' brilliant legal mind into jello. Trying to do the groom-to-be a favor, Richard pretends he's Charles and goes to trial, giving the performance of his career while turning the courtroom upside down. Meanwhile, Charles finds romance in the arms of a beautiful waitress (Charlize Theron, Devil's Advocate, The Astronaut's Wife), who proves to him that there is no law against falling in love.
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Trial and Error
Trial and Error
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Genres
Comedy
Romance
Studios
Production Studios:
 • New Line Cinema
 • Larger Than Life
Media Companies:
 • New Line Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
English  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
Tags
Movie
Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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 • Feature Trailers
 • Production Notes/Bios
 • Closed Captioned
Easter Eggs
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Crew
Direction
Jonathan Lynn....Director
Writing
Sara Bernstein....Story By
Gregory Bernstein....Story By
Cliff Gardner....Story By
Sara Bernstein....Screenwriter
Gregory Bernstein....Screenwriter
Production
Mary Parent....Executive Producer
Allen Alsobrook....Executive Producer
Gary Ross....Producer
Jonathan Lynn....Producer
Cinematography
Gabriel Beristain....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Tony Lombardo....Film Editor
Music
Phil Marshall....Composer
Sound
Robert Anderson, Jr.....Production Sound Mixer
Bruce Stambler....Supervising Sound Editor
Kim Secrist....Supervising Sound Editor
Donald O. Mitchell....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Robert J. Litt....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Frank Montano....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Ken S. Polk....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Art
Shay Cunliffe....Costume Designer
Victoria Paul....Production Designer
Philip J. Messina....Art Director
Felicity Bowring....Make-up Artist
Carol Hybl....Costume Designer
Ann Pala....Make-up Artist
John E. Gray....Visual Effects
Bruce Minkus....Visual Effects
Cast
Michael Richards....Richard Rietti
Jeff Daniels....Charles Tuttle
Charlize Theron....Billie Tyler
Jessica Steen....Elizabeth
Austin Pendleton....Judge Paul Z. Graff
Rip Torn....Benny Gibbs
Alexandra Wentworth....Tiffany
Jennifer Coolidge....Jacqueline
Lawrence Pressman....Whitfield
Dale Dye....Dr. Stone
Max Casella....Dr. Brown
McNally Sagal....Charles' Assistant
Kenneth White....Hank Crabbit
Keith Mills....Buck Norman
Zaid Farid....Bailiff
Rachel Winfree....Mrs. Sussex
Ken Magee....Clerk
Michelle Bonilla....Court Reporter
Mark Davenport....Eric
Kelly Perine....Kurt
Rick La Fond....Phil
Paul Joseph Dworkin....1st Bartender
John Bigham....2nd Bartender
Nancy Linehan Charles....Witness
Jim Cody Williams....Heavy Lowlife
Kurek Ashley....Tatooed Lowlife
Jodi Faith Cahn....Elizabeth's Secretary
Brian Mahoney....Man in Bar
Gerry Spence....Himself
Norman Brennar....Courtroom Janitor