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Runaway Jury -- A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Runaway Jury -- A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

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Writers (WGA):
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17 October 2003 (USA) See more »
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Trials are too important to be decided by juries.
Plot:
A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Interesting adaptation, quite different from Grisham's novel See more (351 total) »

Cast

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John Cusack ... Nicholas Easter

Gene Hackman ... Rankin Fitch

Dustin Hoffman ... Wendell Rohr

Rachel Weisz ... Marlee

Bruce Davison ... Durwood Cable

Bruce McGill ... Judge Harkin

Jeremy Piven ... Lawrence Green

Nick Searcy ... Doyle

Stanley Anderson ... Henry Jankle

Cliff Curtis ... Frank Herrera

Nestor Serrano ... Janovich

Leland Orser ... Lamb

Jennifer Beals ... Vanessa Lembeck

Gerry Bamman ... Herman Grimes

Joanna Going ... Celeste Wood

Bill Nunn ... Lonnie Shaver

Juanita Jennings ... Loreen Duke

Marguerite Moreau ... Amanda Monroe

Nora Dunn ... Stella Hulic

Guy Torry ... Eddie Weese

Rusty Schwimmer ... Millie Dupree

Margo Moorer ... Kaufman

David Dwyer ... Birk

Michael Arata ... Raines

Rhoda Griffis ... Rikki Coleman
Fahnlohnee R. Harris ... Sylvia Deshazo

Corri English ... Lydia Deets

Jason Davis ... Phillip Savelle
Xuan Van Nguyen ... Henry Wu

Douglas M. Griffin ... Terry Docken
Carol Sutton ... Lou Dell

Deneen Tyler ... Receptionist (as Deneen D. Tyler)

Zach Hanner ... Ted

Andrea Powell ... Deborah

Ted Manson ... Pulaski

David Jensen ... Shamburg (as David E. Jensen)

Lori Heuring ... Maxine

Adella Gautier ... Voodoo Shopkeeper (as Adella Gauthier)

Afemo Omilami ... SUV Driver
Barret O'Brien ... Techie

Ned Bellamy ... Jerome

Orlando Jones ... Russell
Michelle M. Miller ... Reporter #1

Eric Paulsen ... Reporter #2
Margaret Lawhon ... Reporter #3

Gary Grubbs ... Dobbs
Lark Marie Fall ... Singing Woman

Marco St. John ... Daley

Henry Darrow ... Sebald

Don Henderson Baker ... Thernstrom

Danny Kamin ... Cash (as Daniel T. Kamin)

Lance E. Nichols ... Agent Shield
Deacon Dawson ... Hoppy Dupree

Elliott Street ... Ringwald

Mike Pniewski ... Strode

Joe Chrest ... Owens
David Ramsey ... Jimmy Hoke

Marcus Hester ... Kyle Murphy

Lara Grice ... Blonde Decoy

Loren Kinsella ... Cafe Waitress

Mark Jeffrey Miller ... Vaughn

Wayne Roberts ... Clerk
Harvey Reaves ... Agent Crowley
Wayne Ferrara ... Agent Novecki

Peter Jurasik ... Professor Phelan
Shannon Eubanks ... Phyllis

Celia Weston ... Mrs. Brandt

Irene Ziegler ... Peg Grimes

Ed Nelson ... George Dressler
Bernard Hocke ... Mason Foley
Mark Krasnoff ... Aggressive Reporter
Christopher Mankiewicz ... Bartender

Cedric Pendleton ... Homeboy
Perry Brown ... Potential Juror #1
Don Hood ... Potential Juror #2

Elizabeth Omilami ... Potential Juror #3
Claudia Coffee ... Reporter #4
Charlie Detraz ... Reporter #5
Sally Ann Roberts ... Reporter with Cable

Stuart Greer ... Kincaid
Kathy Seiden ... Kathy
Jack Massey ... Henry Wood
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jude Cambise ... Lamb's Assistant / WarRoom Techie (uncredited)
Alan Davidson ... Landlord (Cincinnati) (uncredited)
Justin Groetsch ... Spectator (uncredited)

Luis Guzmán ... Jerry Hernandez (uncredited)
Murphy Martin ... Man on Cell Phone at Cafe DuMond (uncredited)

Dylan McDermott ... Jacob Woods (uncredited)

Darlene Moore ... Reporter (uncredited)

Annie Morgan ... College Girl (uncredited)

T.J. Toups ... Hotel Desk Clerk (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gary Fleder 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
John Grisham (novel "The Runaway Jury")

Brian Koppelman (screenplay) &
David Levien (screenplay) and
Rick Cleveland (screenplay) and
Matthew Chapman (screenplay)

Produced by
Jeffrey Downer .... executive producer
Gary Fleder .... producer
Christopher Mankiewicz .... producer
Arnon Milchan .... producer
Steven Brown .... line producer: additional photography (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Christopher Young 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Elswit 
 
Film Editing by
William Steinkamp 
 
Casting by
Deborah Aquila 
Tricia Wood 
 
Production Design by
Nelson Coates 
 
Art Direction by
Scott Plauche 
 
Set Decoration by
Tessa Posnansky  (as Tessa Posnasky)
 
Costume Design by
Abigail Murray 
 
Makeup Department
Steve Artmont .... makeup artist: Ms. Weisz
Judy Crown .... hair department head
Scott H. Eddo .... makeup department head
Allison Gordin .... key makeup artist
Betty Hamnac .... additional hair stylist (as Betty W. Hammac)
Stacy Kelly .... additional makeup artist
Frances Mathias .... hair stylist: Ms. Weisz
Adelita Solorzano .... additional makeup artist (as Adelita M. Solorzano)
Donna Spahn .... key hair stylist (as Donna Spahn-Jones)
Sherry Heart .... hair stylist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Dana Robin .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
George Bott .... additional second assistant director (as George R. Bott)
Gary Romolo Fiorelli .... second assistant director
James Roque .... second second assistant director (as James Roque Jr.)
Ann C. Salzer .... additional second assistant director
Mark Vargo .... second unit director
Jimi Woods .... second assistant director: second unit
Michael Zimbrich .... first assistant director
Jay Tobias .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Stuart Auld .... muralist
Marc Baird .... storyboard artist
Paul Blanchard .... set dresser
Marc Bouffard .... labor foreman (as Marc J. Bouffard)
Kenneth Chauvin .... set dresser
Randall S. Coe .... construction coordinator
John Steuart Curry .... paintings by: second unit
Bill Darrow .... stand-by painter (as William Darrow)
David Erwin .... on-set dresser (as David J. Erwin)
Tracy Farrington .... property master
Daniel Fox .... set dresser
Chad S. Frey .... set designer
Eileen Garrigan .... lead scenic
John Gathright .... set dresser (as John B. Gatright)
John Herbert .... paint foreman
Dave Kelsey .... paint foreman
Vince Le Blanc .... co-leadman (as Vincent Le Blanc Jr.)
Michael S. Martin .... assistant property master
Patrick McGuire .... set dresser (as Pat McGuire)
Danny Nick .... set dresser
Jorin Ostroska .... assistant property master
John Patterson .... construction foreman (as John N. Patterson)
Marvin Perry .... carpenter gang boss
Eric William Pierson .... set dresser
Adele Plauche .... set designer
Raymond Pumilia .... set dresser
Leonard R. Spears .... buyer (as Leonard Spears)
Leonard R. Spears .... leadman (as Leonard Spears)
Chuck Stringer .... location foreman (as George 'Chuck' Stringer III)
John Sweeney .... property master: second unit
Ron Terry .... set dresser (as Ronald Terry)
David Tureau .... greensman
Nita Wilson .... design department coordinator
Michael Arena .... set dresser (uncredited)
Jason C. Bitzer .... art department production assistant (uncredited)
Jack Blanchard .... set dresser (uncredited)
Gail Briant .... signwriter (uncredited)
Daniel Coe .... carpenter (uncredited)
Peter Croyle .... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
James Dupuy .... carpenter (uncredited)
Sara Fanelli .... carpenter (uncredited)
David Goldstein .... lead painter (uncredited)
Michael Hendrick .... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael A. Johnson .... leadman (uncredited)
Monroe Kelly .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Leo Lauricella .... carpenter (uncredited)
Molly Mikula .... set designer (uncredited)
Andrew Rayden .... painter (uncredited)
Eric Reichardt .... lead painter: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Marcus Turchi .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mark Allen .... sound effects editor
Neal J. Anderson .... dialogue editor (as Neal Anderson)
Rick Ash .... sound re-recording mixer
Bryan Bowen .... sound effects editor
Rick Canelli .... adr recordist
Patrick Cyccone Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Flickinger .... sound mix technician
Paul Flinchbaugh .... digital assistant
Scott Martin Gershin .... supervising sound editor
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Hector C. Gika .... sound effects editor (as Hector Gika)
Glynna Grimala .... bg editor
Craig S. Jaeger .... foley editor (as Craig Jaeger)
Christopher S.P. Jones .... cable person
Michael Keller .... sound re-recording mixer
Julie Lindner .... assistant adr editor
Jay Meagher .... production sound mixer
James Moriana .... foley artist
Thomas J. O'Connell .... adr mixer
Randy Pease .... boom operator
Gary L.G. Simpson .... re-recording engineer (as Gary Simpson)
Branden Spencer .... assistant sound editor
Wylie Stateman .... sound designer
Renee Tondelli .... dialogue supervisor
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
Peter Zinda .... sound effects editor
John Bires .... sound engineer (uncredited)
Steve Finnigan .... adr recordist (uncredited)
David Kudell .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Brian Reed .... adr recordist (uncredited)
John Soukup .... sound transfer (uncredited)
Greg Steele .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Caron Weidner .... foley editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Stephen Bourgeois .... special effects
Bob Cooper .... special effects coordinator (as Robert H. Cooper)
David K. Nami .... special effects (as David Nami)
John C. Hartigan .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Tony Ciccone .... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Steven Fagerquist .... visual effects compositing artist (uncredited)
Derek Ledbetter .... visual effects (uncredited)
Brian Smallwood .... digital artist (uncredited)
Mark Spatny .... visual effects supervisor/producer: Modern VideoFilm (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Robert Apisa .... stunts
Charlie Brewer .... stunts
Joe Bucaro III .... stunts (as Joe Bucaro)
Billy D. Lucas .... stunts (as Billy Lucas)
Dana Stein .... stunts
Ron Stein .... stunt coordinator
John Cenatiempo .... stunts (uncredited)
Jeff Galpin .... utility stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Michael Applebaum .... camera operator: "b" camera
James W. Apted .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as James Apted)
Gordon Ard .... company grip
Jimmy 'Coach' Armstrong .... assistant video assist operator (as James W. 'Coach' Armstrong Jr.)
Bob Bates .... electrician
Phil Bertelsen .... video surveillance unit
Buddy Carr .... company grip
Gilly Charbonnet .... best boy grip
Gilly Charbonnet .... key grip: second unit
Thomas E. Conrad .... video assist operator
Paul Conti .... 24 frame video engineer
David Crone .... Steadicam operator
David Crone .... camera operator: "a" camera
Cougar Easley .... best boy rigging electrician
Christopher Ekstrom .... company grip
Michael S. Endler .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (as Michael Endler)
Sean Finnegan .... electrician
Matthew Gaumer .... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Matt Gaumer)
Bob Hall .... first assistant camera: second unit
Lavelle Higgins .... electrician
Barry Idoine .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Vic Keatley .... electrician: second unit (as Victor Keatley)
Michael Kenner .... key grip
Jeff Kunkel .... dolly grip: "a" camera (as Jeffrey Kunkel)
R. Scott Lebell .... rigging electrician
Lisa Lengyel .... camera loader: second unit
Nick Leon .... rigging electrician (as T. Nick Leon)
Rick Lupton .... 24 frame playback
Rick Marroquin .... dolly grip: "b" camera (as Luis R. 'Rick' Marroquin)
John Morris .... best boy grip (as John P. Morris)
Paul Olinde .... best boy electric
Paul Olinde .... gaffer: second unit
Mike 'Chewie' Pappas .... electrician (as Chewie Pappas)
James Plannette .... gaffer (as Jim Planette)
Daniel Rector .... rigging grip
Zade Rosenthal .... still photographer
Mark Scott .... 24 frame video engineer
C. Alexander Sears .... video playback operator
Philip Shanahan .... second assistant camera: second unit
Sherman Shelton Jr. .... rigging electrician
Michael L. Smith .... company grip
Mark Vargo .... director of photography: second unit
Lynda Vincent .... camera loader
Don W. Wegner .... company grip: second unit (as Don Wegner)
Don W. Wegner .... rigging grip (as Don Wegner)
Gary Cadow .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Raymond Gonzales .... chief rigging gaffer (uncredited)
Franklin Jones II .... rigging grip (uncredited)
Dan Kubicek .... grip (uncredited)
Damon Marcellino .... set lighting technician (uncredited)
David Norris .... camera operator: Wescam camera (uncredited)
Barry Wetcher .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Craig Fincannon .... casting: New Orleans
Lisa Mae Fincannon .... casting: New Orleans
Kelly Jones .... extras casting
Chrysanthy Lyras .... casting assistant
Jennifer L. Smith .... casting associate (as Jennifer Smith)
Amy Staub .... extras casting
Tommy Staub .... extras casting
Seth Whitlow .... location casting assistant (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna Chance .... costume supervisor
Dana Embree .... costume supervisor: second unit (as Dana Marie Embree)
Dana Embree .... costumer (as Dana Marie Embree)
Caroline Eselin .... costumer
Ann Foley .... assistant costume designer
Linda Gardar .... key set costumer
Jeannie H. Kelly .... costumer
Meagan McLaughlin .... costumer (as Megan McLaughlin)
Jennifer Day Young .... key set costumer
Valerie Zielonka .... costume supervisor
Michelle M. Pershing .... costumer (uncredited)
Giselle Spence .... seamstress (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Gary Burritt .... negative cutter
Lee Grubin .... assistant editor
Kristin Kumamoto .... editorial production assistant
Brett Lavinthal .... associate editor
Jim Passon .... color timer
Bob Shugrue Jr. .... assistant editor (as Robert F. Shugrue Jr.)
Jennifer Steinkaump .... editorial production assistant
Jeff Williams .... assistant editor
Anthony Gore .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Ron Orenstein .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Peter Afterman .... music supervisor
David Baerwald .... music consultant
Michael K. Bauer .... music editor (as Michael Bauer)
Dick Bernstein .... supervising music editor (as Richard Bernstein)
Wael Binali .... score coordinator
Max Blomgren .... synthesizer programmer
Kostas Christides .... orchestrator (as Konstantinos Christides)
Robert Fernandez .... score mixing engineer
Robert Fernandez .... score recording engineer
David Giuli .... score coordinator
Simon James .... orchestra contractor
Melissa Orquiza .... score coordinator
Jonathan Price .... additional music score recordist
Jasper Randall .... score coordinator
Steve Smith .... additional music recordist
Adam Stern .... conductor
Vofka .... score coordinator (as Vlad Solovey)
Steve Weisberg .... composer: additional music
Rob Calhoun .... scoring intern (uncredited)
Jessica Clements .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Scott Glasgow .... score technical assistant (uncredited)
Flavio Motalla .... score producer (uncredited)
Margaret Yen .... associate music supervisor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Charley Bob Burnham .... transportation coordinator
Peter R. Chittell .... transportation captain
Lonnie Craig .... transportation
Poland Perkins .... transportation captain (as Poland Paul Perkins)
Frank Perrotti .... driver: special equipment (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Brooks Baldwin .... dialect coach: Ms. Weisz
Samantha Barker .... assistant: Christopher Young
Mary Beth Basile .... assistant: Gary Fleder
Susie Blanchard .... set medic (as Susan D. Blanchard)
Natalie Borlaug .... production assistant
Elliot Brown .... legal consultant
Sam Bruskin .... accounting clerk
Mara Buffett .... production assistant (as Mara D. Buffett)
Batou Chandler .... assistant location manager (as Batou A. Chandler)
Kenny Chaplin .... production assistant
Kenny Chaplin .... production assistant: second unit
Aloura Melissa Charles .... production assistant (as Aloura M. Charles)
Paul Conti .... 24 frame computer playback operator
Doug Dearth .... assistant: John Cusack
Rebecca L. Denton .... legal consultant
Tina Dowd .... production assistant (as Tina George)
Frank Duffy .... set medic
Ryan Eustis .... production assistant
Bridget Fenlason .... stand-in
Greg Goossen .... stand-in: second unit
Winston Gregory .... technical consultant
Caleb Guillotte .... production assistant (as Caleb V. Guilotte)
Robin Haas .... production assistant
Dana A. Hanby .... location manager: second unit (as Dana Hanby)
Ellen Harris Walters .... assistant: Jeffrey Downer
Joe Hartwick Jr. .... production accountant (as Joseph Hartwick)
Dennis Henigan .... legal consultant
Rankin Hickman .... assistant production coordinator
C. Robert Holloway .... location assistant
Elston Howard .... location manager (as Elston James Howard)
Timothy P. Hurley .... legal consultant
Elizabeth Jurado .... assistant: Rachel Weisz (as Elizabeth A. Jurado)
Jennifer Kamrath .... production assistant
Tracy Keller .... production coordinator
Robert A. Levine .... unit publicist
Lindsey Liberatore .... assistant: Arnon Milchan
Elizabeth Ludwick-Bax .... script supervisor
Rick Lupton .... computer graphics coordinator
William V. Malpede .... synthesizer programmer (as William Malpede)
Ryan H. Martin .... production assistant
Mark Miller .... payroll accountant
Aimee Nance .... assistant: Dustin Hoffman
Jonathan Price .... synthesizer programmer
Jason Reppert .... production assistant
Andrea Roa .... production assistant
Anthony Rossi III .... production secretary
Devon Schruff .... location assistant (as Devon M. Schruff)
Mark Scott .... 24 frame computer playback operator
Amanda Segel .... assistant: Arnon Milchan
Helen Sideris .... second assistant accountant
Billy Slaughter .... stand-in: Dustin Hoffman
Billy Slaughter .... stand-in: second unit
Julie Ann Snow .... first assistant accountant (as Julieann Snow)
Alice St. Germain .... script supervisor: second unit
Lee Tucker .... preview projection engineer
Paul Uddo .... production assistant
Jeffrey D. 'J.D.' Ward .... location projectionist
Wise Wolfe .... production assistant
Wise Wolfe .... stand-in: second unit
Laurel Wolowic .... research consultant
Dustin Young .... intern
Ilya Beynenson .... production assistant (uncredited)
Rachel Brewer .... stand-in: Rachel Weisz (uncredited)
Tessa Brophy .... assistant to cast (uncredited)
Jude Cambise .... stand-in (uncredited)
Chip Carey .... production assistant (uncredited)
Trang Dang .... intern (uncredited)
Samuel Dyches .... production assistant (uncredited)
Dustin M. Flickinger .... intern (uncredited)
Justin Groetsch .... production intern (uncredited)
John Joly .... stand-in (uncredited)
Alissa M. Kantrow .... assistant to cast (uncredited)
Ted Kantrow .... caterer (uncredited)
Michael D. Kennedy .... production assistant (uncredited)
Lauren McAuliffe .... script supervisor: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Tricia Mercaldi .... production assistant (uncredited)
Elizabeth Mire .... intern (uncredited)
Nathan Parker .... production intern (uncredited)
Rick S. Sulier .... post-production accountant (uncredited)
Steve Van Hee .... production assistant (uncredited)
Robbin Michael Wagner .... stand-in (uncredited)
Garson Yu .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Jacqueline Brechtel Clarkson .... thanks (as Councilwoman Jacqueline Brechtel Clarkson)
Ernest Collins .... thanks: Office of the New Orleans Film Commission
Stephanie Dupuy .... thanks: Office of the New Orleans Film Commission
Ken Hollis .... thanks (as Senator Ken Hollis)
Ray Nagin .... thanks: Mayor of New Orleans (as The Honorable C. Ray Nagin)
Steve Scalise .... thanks: State Representative
 
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Also Known As:
"New Orleans Trial" - Japan (English title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for violence, language and thematic elements
Runtime:
127 min
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Trivia:
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:
Continuity: In Nick's first scene he opens a piece of mail at his apartment's mailbox. It is addressed to him at "1619 Chartres St." Later, when his info is brought up on Rankin Fitch's computer screen his address is listed as "617 Chartres St."See more »
Quotes:
Nicholas Easter:[talking about a dead friend] Listen, I dunno if it would be inappropriate, but do you think we could do something today to remember him?
Rikki Coleman:We could say the Lord's Prayer.
Nicholas Easter:Well, I don't want to ask people to pray...
Millie Dupree:How about "God Bless America"?
Nicholas Easter:[with more conviction] Oh, I couldn't ask people to *sing*!
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Interesting adaptation, quite different from Grisham's novel, 18 September 2004
Author: jeannie- from Palo Alto, CA

This review is targeted at those who have read John Grisham's novel and might want to know how the movie compares to the book.

The largest and most controversial difference between the two is that while the trial in the book was about holding tobacco companies responsible for cigarette advertising, addiction, and lung cancer, the trial in the movie is a case of holding firearms companies responsible for encouraging guns to be sold to criminals. While the book centers around the law, as all Grisham novels do, the movie centers around gun control. Therefore, the movie can be quite political. Those who do not appreciate political statements in movies beware.

The movie spends a lot more time on Wendall Rohr and Rankin Fitch, the plantiff's lawyer and the defendant's jury consultant. While Rohr is a flat character hardly mentioned in the book, the movie characterizes him as a man who still possesses some sense of the ideal practice of law. Fitch, pitiable and even slightly likable in the book, is shown as an utterly malicious man in the movie. The members of the jury are definitely not shown much in the movie. We don't get to watch exactly how Nicholas Easter befriends each one individually, and we are told less about each jury member. The psychology that is in the book is largely absent from the movie and replaced with a few scenes of dramatic flair.

The casting of the movie was GREAT. When I heard there was a Runaway Jury movie, I immediately imagined John Cusack as Nicholas Easter. Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Gene Hackman, and the actors who play members of the jury are almost as I pictured them as well! Because of this change in theme, the movie is much darker than the book. Extreme violence and arson make their way into jury manipulation. Fitch becomes a much more malevolent character. The ways in which members of the jury are bumped or released from jury duty are much darker than in the book. Little details that were altered to adapt to gun control instead of tobacco are interesting and appropriate. The movie is a different but well-done adaptation. Even if you don't enjoy the movie, it is interesting to compare it to the book.

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