A woman serving on the jury of an anti-Mafia trial must protect herself and her young son from a psychopathic gangster in this thriller. Demi Moore stars as Annie Laird, a single mother and artist who readily agrees to do her civic duty on the jury in the trial of a major organized crime figure. She quickly comes to regret this decision when a mysterious and eccentric Mafia associate known as The Teacher (Alec Baldwin) threatens to kidnap her son and harm her friends unless she promises to vote not guilty. Fearing for their lives, she plays along, but unfortunately the Teacher shows no sign of backing away from his plans, having become personally obsessed with Annie. Unwilling to trust the authorities, Annie instead develops a plan to save her child by taking on the Teacher and the mob. Adapting a novel by George Dawes Green, the screenplay was written by Ted Tally (The Silence of the Lambs).
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama
- Run Time: 116min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 02/02/1996
- DVD Release Date: 07/29/1998
- Distributor(s): Columbia Pictures
- Themes: Woman In Jeopardy,Witnessing a Crime
- Tone: Disturbing,Menacing,Paranoid
kidnapping, mother, revenge, romance, hitman, jury, jury-duty, obsession, on-the-run, sculpture
- Language: English