The Trial Movie (2014)



The Trial Movie stars John Lloyd Cruz as a developmentally-challenged young man who was accused of raping his teacher and faced a trial court. Produced by Star Cinema, original screenplay by Ricky Lee and directed by Chito S. Roño, this family drama earned 22 major awards nominations from various award-giving bodies and won 5 of them.

The Trial Movie Plot Summary

In the movie, John Lloyd Cruz plays Ronald Jimenez Jr, aka Ron-Ron, a 29-year old developmentally-challenged student while Jessy Mendiola as Bessy Buenaventura, Ronald’s school teacher, and tutor. On the other hand, Enrique Gil plays Martin Bien, Ronald’s best friend and son of Julian (Richard Gomez) and Amanda (Gretchen Barretto) whose marriage is failing. At some point, Ronald and Bessy have a romantic relationship.

One day, someone took a photo of Ronald and Bessy while making out. Later, Ronald is being accused of raping her. Being a developmental psychologist, Amanda (Gretchen Barretto), discovers that Martin (who died) is somehow connected to the issue. She then convinces Julian to be Ronald’s defense lawyer. But did Ronald really raped Bessy? Or is he just being set-up because he cannot defend himself in court?

Below is the complete list of awards won by The Trial Movie:

2015 FAMAS Awards

* Best Supporting Actress – Sylvia Sanchez
* Best Story – Ricardo Lee, Enrico C. Santos and Kriz G. Gazmen

2015 Star Awards for Movies

* Movie Actor of the Year – John Lloyd Cruz
* Movie Supporting Actress of the Year – Gretchen Barretto and Sylvia Sanchez
* Movie Screenwriter of the Year – Ricardo Lee, Enrico C. Santos and Kriz G. Gazmen

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The Trial Movie Cast

John Lloyd Cruz, Richard Gomez, Gretchen Barretto, Jessy Mendiola, Enrique Gil, Sylvia Sanchez, Vincent de Jesus, Vivian Velez Vivian Velez, Isay Alvarez, Joy Viado, Mon Confiado, Benjamin Alves, Angie Ferro, Gee Canlas, Lui Manansala, Nico Antonio, Jessica Dizon, Joe Gruta, Levi Ignacio, Maricar Reyes, Alonzo Muhlach, Pepita Pepita, Jennifer Catayong, Manuel Papillera, Mikko Luna, Jericho Rodriguez, Marc Tajanlangit, Charmain Cornejo, Ruby Flores, Manuel Chua, Malou Crisologo, Heidi Arima and many more.

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