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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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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


This is the second time the actors Rachel Weisz, Leland Orser, Luis Guzmán & Dustin Hoffman have starred in a movie together - the first being the movie "Confidence", also in 2003. See more »


The footage from the video surveillance Nick Easter had set up in his apartment shows a different replay of what actually happened when he walked in on the guy spying on his personal effects. See more »


Rankin Fitch: Ah, I hate Baptists almost as much as I hate Democrats.
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References .hack//SIGN (2002) See more »


Heart of Mine
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by The Peter Malick Group featuring Norah Jones
Courtesy of Koch Entertainment
By special arrangement with Sugaroo!
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Taut Thriller with Some Nice Twists
7 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I must confess the main reason I adore this movie is because of Rachel Weisz, who is not only such a hottie in this film, but is absolutely perfect in her role as "Marlee". Oh, and John Cusack is very good as well. The plot is not straightforward and the twists keep this from degenerating into a formulaic trial movie. The tension builds steadily. Gene Hackman makes an excellent bad guy as the lawyer for the gun industry and there are several good supporting roles, especially that of Bruce Mc Gill, as the judge. The only black mark on the film is Dustin Hoffman, who is either badly miscast or else just can't act anymore. I have seen this movie at least 10 times and I enjoy it every time.

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