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12 Angry Men (1997)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  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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There are only two of the jurors that are identified by name; #8 as Mr. Davis and #9 as Mr. McCardle. All but one of the jurors are identified by their profession; #1 High School Football Coach, #2 Bank Teller, #3 Messenger Service Owner, #4 Stock Broker, #5 Hospital Nurse, #6 Painter, #7 Marmalade Salesman, #8 Architect, #10 Car Wash Owner, #11 Watch Maker, and #12 Advertising Agent. See more »

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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 »

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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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TV remake compares well with 1957 film
3 December 2003 | by (Jacksonville, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This version, like the 1957 film, both based on a play, shows by means of a fictitious jury deliberation how any juror's interpretation of evidence might be influenced by his own personal problems and prejudices. It also shows how "direct evidence", apparently unassailable, may in fact be very fallible and misleading. In the end, and initial vote to 11 to 1 for "guilty", became 12 to 1 for "not guilty". Mostly this came about by means of the patient hammering away at the "open and shut" case against the defendant, by one juror, to show that the evidence against the defendant was in fact open to considerable "reasonable doubt". We, at the end, don't know absolutely whether the Puerto Rican immigrant boy killed his father or not. All we do know is that the evidence is far from overwhelming, as it seemed at the beginning. The excellent cast, under sure handed direction, runs quite a gamut of emotional outbursts before the verdict is reached. TV movies are not often this good.


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