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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.

Plot

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.

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    director Heywood Gould
    genre drama
    musicBy Brad Fiedel
    publisher HBO