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Runaway Jury (2003)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  17 October 2003 (USA)
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A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

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Celeste Wood
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Storyline

Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a past ..... and their own agenda. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

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Trials are too important to be decided by juries.

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for violence, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le maître du jeu  »

Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$56,413 (Switzerland) (30 April 2004)

Gross:

$12,083,403 (Europe) (30 April 2004)
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The much anticipated bathroom scene in Runaway Jury (2003), where Rohr confronts Finch is the first ever dialog in a movie between Dustin Hoffman and Gene Hackman. It was written while the rest of the movie was being filmed, after someone on the crew found out that the two, though they had been friends since 1956, had never starred in a movie together. It was finally shot on a single day at the very end, weeks after both Hackman and Hoffman had finished their other work. See more »

Goofs

During attorney Rohr's closing argument in court he addresses the gun company boss "chief CEO". The word "chief" is redundant since CEO stands for "chief executive officer". See more »

Quotes

Rankin Fitch: ...the thing of it is, I don't give a shit. What's more... I never have.
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References Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) See more »

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A legal bind of creative proportion
14 October 2004 | by See all my reviews

Flat legal Thriller that has a great cast but does not have a great script to go with them. Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman all do well with what is on the script but you can tell that they are giving it more heart and substance than what was on the written page. The direction is fine but lacks coherency and the setting of New Orleans is not fully represented to it's full potential. I have not read the original book that inspired this movie but judging by the word of mouth, the book is considered much better. I give thanks to Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman for making this film a much better experience than the script wanted it to be but I also feel bad for then for not having a script that helps them move this picture along to a much better end.


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