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The Juror (1996)

R  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  2 February 1996 (USA)
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When Annie Laird is selected as a juror in a big Mafia trial, she is forced by someone known as "The Teacher" to persuade the other jurors to vote "not guilty". He threatens to kill her son... See full summary »

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When Annie Laird is selected as a juror in a big Mafia trial, she is forced by someone known as "The Teacher" to persuade the other jurors to vote "not guilty". He threatens to kill her son if she doesn't commit. When the trial is over, he can't let her go... Written by Thomas Meyer <i03a@zfn.uni-bremen.de>

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Rated R for violence, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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$44,000,000 (estimated)

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$44,834,712 (USA)
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Gary R. Wordham was the name of the actor that is credited as the flirting intern at the hospital. This was also the name that was used on the passport Alec Baldwin's character used when he flew to Guatemala. See more »

Goofs

When Mark is threatening to run Oliver over and misses at the last minute, Annie looks over her right shoulder and sighs with relief. In the next shot, she's leaning over her left shoulder on the car seat. See more »

Quotes

Teacher: I'm sorry you hate me... but I do love you
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Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Danny Aiello/Coolio (1996) See more »

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Casta Diva, che inargenti
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Music by Vincenzo Bellini
Words by Felice Romani
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broad thriller not quite working
6 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

Mobster Louie Boffano (Tony Lo Bianco) is on trial for murder. Annie Laird (Demi Moore) is an artist selected as a juror in the big trial. She and her son Oliver (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is soon being tracked by mob muscle Eddie (James Gandolfini). She's wine-and-dine by a rich art dealer but he turns out to be someone working for Boffano. He's known as "The Teacher" (Alec Baldwin). She is shocked at his veiled threats against Oliver and her friend Juliet (Anne Heche).

This is a bunch of very broad characters in a wannabe thriller. Moore as the protective mother is functional. Baldwin is good when he's creepy but he loses something as a maniac. Gandolfini does some good acting that foreshadows better things to come for him. The story needs to be simplified. The first half is fine but the movie deteriorates. When the trial finishes, the movie needs a reason to go on, and on, and on. So the movie change the driving force from the trial to a psycho Teacher. The change lost me a little and I stopped caring.


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