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2007 (USA) See more »
This documentary looks at the making and impact of Sidney Lumet's masterful "The Verdict" (1982). | Add synopsis »
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David Brown ... Himself

Lindsay Crouse ... Herself
Rick Jewell ... Himself

Sidney Lumet ... Himself

Paul Newman ... Himself

Richard D. Zanuck ... Himself

Directed by
Constantine Nasr 
Produced by
Constantine Nasr .... producer
Mark Nassief .... associate producer
Emily Paul .... associate producer
Film Editing by
Barry Goch 

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23 min (DVD)

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Released on the 2-Disc DVD release of "The Verdict" (Fox Home Video)See more »
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Great Look at The Verdict, 3 April 2015
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Milestones in Cinema History: The Verdict (2007)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Fun, informative documentary about the making of THE VERDICT features interviews with director Sidney Lumet, stars Paul Newman and Lindsay Crouse, producers David Brown and Richard Zanuck and film historian Richard Jewell. At just 22-minutes there's nothing overly ground-breaking here but it's clear that everyone involved quickly knew that they were working on something special. Newman talks about how it was one of the greatest roles of his career and what he saw in the character. The most interesting talk happens early on when the producers discuss how they originally rejected David Mamet's screenplay and what they did to really insult the writer. From here they talk about the other drafts and how they ended back up with the Mamet script. They also talk about how every leading man from Cary Grant to Frank Sinatra wanted to do the part. Fans of THE VERDICT are going to love getting to hear from the main people behind the production as they really do give you a clear idea of what it was like shooting the picture and there's even some interesting talk about a certain scene that the studio wanted changed.

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