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12 Angry Men (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama  -  17 August 1997 (USA)
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Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.

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Made for cable television remake of the 1957 classic about twelve jurors quick to condemn a Latino youth on trial for murdering his father before reviewing the evidence. Juror #8 holds out with a verdict of not guilty, thus setting the stage for arguments and reasons why or why not the boy may be guilty. Written by Humberto Amador

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The discussion about the psychiatrist was not in the 1957 film. See more »

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When Juror #3 gets up to demonstrate the stabbing on Juror #8, he opens the blade twice. See more »

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Juror #5: I used to play in a backyard that was filled with garbage. Maybe it still smells on me.
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Great, one of my favorite movies

I have only seen bits and pieces of the original 12 Angry Men, so I cannot really compare the two. When I saw this movie when it came out on Showtime in 97, I fell in love with it.

This movie has one of the greatest casts of any movie I have ever seen. I never, never liked Tony Danza, but he does a good job here. But look at the rest of the cast: Ossie Davis, Jack Lemon, Courtney Vance, James Gandolphini (before he was known as Tony Soprano), Edward James Olmos, and George C. Scott.

The screenplay is based on the original movie, but I can't really picture this movie without the racial tension. Half the jury is black, so there is ocassional rascial tension between them. I love Ossie Davis, and I really cannot picture this movie without him.

You must respect the task the director was up against when making this movie. The entire movie (with the exception of the VERY ending and the VERY begginning) is filmed in two rooms: the jury room and the men's room. the director's only action to work with is the actors, which makes this more like a play than a film. But the tension and suspense that is created within the single jury room is more than most high budget suspense-thillers I see today.

I really reccomend this movie to people who haven't seen the original and to those who have. This interpritaion is, in my view, better because of its great cast and it's new suspense scenes. I know I have only seen pieces of the original, but I still think this is superior.

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