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
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In this updated version, the line referring to the electric chair and pulling the switch was changed to "give him the needle" referring to lethal injection since the electric chair is no longer used in capital punishment cases. See more
When #8 (Jack Lemon) takes a cough drop and starts talking again, there is a shot of #2 (Ossie Davis) putting the box back in his shirt pocket. A few seconds later, he puts it into his shirt pocket again. See more
It's one of those open and shut things. They proved it ten different ways.