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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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12 men, one life at stake.
25 October 1998 | by See all my reviews

Watching this movie was like peeling an onion- the more it progressed the more the heart of the real matter was revealed. The ideas this movie fosters- the certainty that everyone enters the jury room with a hidden agenda were proven. Most of all it brings to light the fact that justice and money are connected. I was in awe of both Jack Lemmon and Hume Cronyn- how they were men of courage. Though the whole movie is set in a jury room it never lacks for tension and action. This movie should be required for every person who ever has to serve on a jury.


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