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Citizen Verdict (2003)

R | | Drama | 12 September 2003 (UK)
Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American ... See full summary »

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Sam Patterson
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Marty Rockman
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Governor Bull Tyler
Justine Mitchell ...
Jessica Landers
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Ricky Carr
Dorette Potgieter ...
Carlene Osway
Clive Scott ...
Judge Thomas Halvern
Lynn Blades ...
Tawny Scott
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Jack Hamilton
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Vince Turner
Danny Keogh ...
Lt. Joe Cook
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Didi Rey
Louw Venter ...
Jay
Terry Norton ...
Dolly Hamilton
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Bob White
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Marty Rockman, the notorious producer of the hit reality-TV show "So Sue Me", has a brand new concept: "Citizen Verdict". Each week a real criminal case will be tried before the American people, but this time they're also the jury. If the defendant is voted guilty in a death penalty case, Rockman will televise the execution. When an escalation in violent crime and terrorism hits the state of Florida, Governor Tyler, desperate to be seen as a tough-on-crime Republican leader in the upcoming Presidential race, decides to give Rockman his chance and "Citizen Verdict" goes into production in Tampa. Selected by phone-in vote, the show's first contestant is Ricky Carr -- a man accused of the rape and murder of popular celebrity-chef Dolly Hamilton. The case is a surefire ratings winner. But when an investigation begins, it becomes apparent that Ricky may be innocent of murder. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Great script, shame about the director...
24 June 2004 | by (Birmingham, England) – See all my reviews

I was invited to a preview Q&A showing of this film by the writer of the original script, and was given a copy of the script to read after.

The only thing I can say is the thing they put on the screen bears no relation to the original concept and script. As far as I can tell the only thing they kept was the first word of the title.

Tony, the writer, was so ashamed of the final outcome he tried to get his name taken off it. It really is a shame because the script i read would have made an excellent movie, the director just had to stick his oar in though.

You'll notice in the credits there are 4 or 5 names down as writer, one is Tony, one is another writer, one is the director!!!, and god knows who the others are.

All in all, what could have been a brilliant courtroom thriller/drama, turned into an hour and a half farce.


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