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
Did You Know?
Out of the 12 actors who played the 1997 jurors, only 4 are younger than those who played their 1957 alter-egos, in increasing order: #1: 1 year, #11: 2 years, #6: 4 years and the biggest age gap is between the two jurors #10: 16 years. As for the rest of the cast, the majority is older than the 1957 one, the biggest age gap being between the two Jurors #2: Ossie Davis
who was 80 at the time of the film and John Fiedler
who was 32, which makes a difference of 48 years. Overall, the average age of the 1997 movie's jurors is 56, vs. 45 for the 1957 version. See more
Several scenes in the jury room have Juror #12 (William Petersen) with a pair of sunglasses on his head, off his head, and back on his head again. See more
Reasonable doubt! That's nothing but words.