Seven Hours To Judgement

  • 1988
  • Movie
  • R
  • Thriller

Beau Bridges directs himself in this implausible thriller as Judge John Eden, who is presiding over the trial of a street gang that has brutally robbed a woman and left her to fight for her life. The victim's husband, David Reardon (Ron Leibman), pleads unsuccessfully to have the trial delayed, but Judge Eden goes ahead and sets the gang free for lack of...read more

Where to Watch

Available to Stream

  • Watch on

Beau Bridges directs himself in this implausible thriller as Judge John Eden, who is presiding over the trial of a street gang that has brutally robbed a woman and left her to fight for her life. The victim's husband, David Reardon (Ron Leibman), pleads unsuccessfully to have the trial

delayed, but Judge Eden goes ahead and sets the gang free for lack of evidence. Meanwhile, the woman dies. That evening Reardon abducts the judge and his wife (Julianne Phillips), and he gives the judge seven hours to locate the evidence that would have convicted the gang. The script of SEVEN

HOURS TO JUDGEMENT strains credibility wildly. In the course of a single afternoon, Reardon visits the judge, stays at his wife's side until she dies, kidnaps the judge and his wife, and rigs up a sophisticated video surveillance system in the warehouse where he brings the kidnaped judge. Besides

being a thriller, SEVEN HOURS TO JUDGEMENT also wants to be a message film about the failure of those who administer justice to comprehend life on the streets. Instead it presents a stereotypical, cartoon version of street life.

Cast & Details See all »

  • Released: 1988
  • Rating: R
  • Review: Beau Bridges directs himself in this implausible thriller as Judge John Eden, who is presiding over the trial of a street gang that has brutally robbed a woman and left her to fight for her life. The victim's husband, David Reardon (Ron Leibman), pleads un… (more)

Show More »

Trending TonightSee all »