Trial and Error Poster

Release Date: 1997

DVD Release Date: November 23rd, 1999

PG-13|1 hr 38 min

Plot Summary
Lawyer Charlie (Jeff Daniels) is sent by his boss (Lawrence Pressman) to a small Nevada town to file a continuance request for mail-order con man Benjamin Gibbs (Rip Torn). Charlie's actor friend, Richard (Michael Richards), turns up to throw a surprise bachelor party celebrating Charlie's upcoming marriage to the boss's daughter (Alexandra Wentworth). When Charlie is too hung over to make it to court for the hearing, Richard fills in -- and must continue impersonating him for the whole trial.

Cast: Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Jessica Steen, Austin Pendleton, Rip Torn, Ali Wentworth, Jennifer Coolidge

Director: Jonathan Lynn

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: New Line Cinema

Keywords: Love, Melodramatic, Transformation, Bar, 1990s, Rise, Judge, Amusing, Small town