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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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Douze hommes en colère  »

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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 »

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After it starts raining, and they take a break, Juror #7 picks up a piece of wadded up paper twice between shots. See more »

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Juror #8: Ever since we've walked into this room, you've acted like a self-appointed public avenger!
Juror #3: Shut up...
Juror #8: You want the boy to die for your own personal reasons, not because of the facts!
[Juror #3 tries to get his hands on Juror #8, but some other jurors hold him back]
Juror #8: You're a sadist!
Juror #3: I'll kill ya!
Juror #8: You don't really mean you'll kill me, do you?
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12 Angry Men an endearing classic
4 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film and its concept are eternal to our political process. In fact, 12 Angry Men should be remade every 10 years...with federal and private funds. Why?

It is an insight to our most fundamental democratic process...the JURY. This remake brings to fore our contemporary morals and cultures (and clashes) and is most definitely worth watching not only for it's concept but for the stellar contemporary cast and Billy Friedkin, the director.

Just think if were remade again today, with current stars, styles, morals, fashion, new legalities, maybe women on the jury, a few more immigrants, etc.

Filmmakers remake and add forever editions (like Friday the 13th), to movies, but this movie ABOVE ALL should be remade. l want to see 12 Angry Men III, made in 2010, NOT 12 Angry zombies.

12 Angry Men is America, and is at the heart of our very existence, especially in light of today's political situations.

Come on producers let's get 12 Angry Men III the green light for a remake and show it to this generation. The background music could easily be Mellencamp's, "Ain't that America". And it is.


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