Trial and Error (1997)

PG-13   |    |  Comedy, Romance

Trial and Error (1997) Poster

An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.




  • Charlize Theron and Jeff Daniels in Trial and Error (1997)
  • Jeff Daniels and Michael Richards in Trial and Error (1997)
  • Jeff Daniels and Michael Richards in Trial and Error (1997)
  • Jeff Daniels in Trial and Error (1997)
  • Charlize Theron in Trial and Error (1997)
  • Michael Richards in Trial and Error (1997)

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13 November 2004 | ReturnOfTheLivingFatGuy
Better than most reviews let on
We spend so much time as movie enthusiasts that we often only look for films people would consider revolutionary (e.g. Donnie Darko, Fight Club, etc.) but every once in awhile a noraml run of the mill comedy is nice. Trial and Error, however, had some of the most ridiculously funny scenes I have ever seen Micheal Richards in - his audtion near the beginning, his cross examination of 'Buck.' These scenes a lone are enough reason to see the movie. All said and done, Micheal Richards kills it in this movie... Some people have said that he still is trying to play off his role of Kramer but what we must understand is that regardless the role Micheal Richards constantly brings his own personality to the characters he plays and I wouldn't have it any other way. See it. Twice.

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Release Date:

30 May 1997



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

California, USA

Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,903,529 1 June 1997

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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