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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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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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Douze hommes en colère  »

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Screenwriter Reginald Rose updated his own 43-year-old teleplay, racially integrating the cast of jurors for the first time. When asked in an interview why he didn't cast some of the jurors as women, he jokingly (but accurately) quipped, "Then the title would have to be changed to '12 Angry Persons,' and it wouldn't be as effective." 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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Superior remake
29 March 1999 | by (Eatontown, NJ, USA) – See all my reviews

Like the original 1957 film, this remake is a taut drama. Unlike most remakes, this one is as good as the first. The script still stands up as a gritty revelation of human psychology. The cast is solid, and the characters are more diverse than in the original. Look at both versions and see a study not only in the workings of human nature but also in the workings of script adaptation at its best.


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