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Runaway Jury (2003)

PG-13 | | 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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3 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Durwood Cable
Judge Harkin
Henry Jankle
Frank Herrera
Vanessa Lembeck
Herman Grimes
Celeste Wood


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Trials are too important to be decided by juries.


Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$11,836,705 (USA) (17 October 2003)


$49,440,996 (USA) (20 February 2004)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to Dustin Hoffman when he and Gene Hackman filmed the last of their scenes, Hackman said to Hoffman "Let's get drunk." See more »


In the beginning, a photographer is shooting Nick from a second-floor balcony. However, the black & white stills produced are shot at street level. See more »


Frank Herrera: [On nominating Herman for foreman] But...
Eddie Weese: But he's blind, man. So what? So is justice, right?
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References Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) See more »


The Habanera from 'Carmen'
Written by Georges Bizet
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User Reviews

Good and disappointing all at the same time.
2 June 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Good but a bit disappointing adaptation to the John Grisham thriller does not follow the book the way it should be, and lacks the momentum of the court proceedings that follow. The acting is first rate with Rachel Weisz and Gene Hackman being the standouts in a cast that includes Dustin Hoffman John Cusack, and Bruce Davidson. Weisz and Hackman's performances are of Oscar quality, despite the fact that the movie is not up to their caliber of acting. The setting is a little out of the way, and the pacing is a little off with scenes that go way to fast but the film is ultimately save by the acting by all involved, most of which is credited to Weisz and Hackman.

2 stars for Weisz and Hackman but don't expect anything close to the book.

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