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

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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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In 1997, Edward Norton was originally cast in the role of Nicholas Easter with Joel Schumacher directing. Sean Connery and Gwyneth Paltrow were cast in the roles of Fitch and Marlee, respectively. But when Schumacher dropped out of the project and it was delayed, the actors moved on to other projects. The project was revived in 2001 when Will Smith was in talks to play Nicholas Easter with Jennifer Connelly as Marlee and Mike Newell directing. But Smith dropped out and the project was again stalled. See more »

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When Marlee supposedly jots down her e-mail address for Fitch on the street car, she uses about 2 or 3 pen strokes, which is barely enough for her to write "@" much less an actual e-mail address. See more »

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Rankin Fitch: Somebody add "class-clown" to Mr. Easter's ever expanding resume.
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References Beetlejuice (1988) See more »

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An Entertaining Thriller
30 January 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Nicholas Easter (John Cusack) is desperate to get on this jury. With a high powered Gun Manufacturer, at risk of being held responsible for selling the guns that are used in crime, the question is why.

Gene Hackman is brought in for the defence as a jury consultant, who is at ease with digging up dirt and manipulating jurors, to get the results he wants.

And Rachel Weisz is an outsider, pulling Easters strings. As the stakes get higher, there is no doubt that this Jury is For Sale, but will the highest bidder win.

Hackman, Weisz and Cusack are all on top form for this one, but Hoffman's Character seemed to lack a little depth.

Basically a good thriller, that is worth watching, but don't expect too much, you might feel let down.

7/10


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