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12 Angry Men (1997)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 17 August 1997
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Twelve men must decide the fate of one when one juror objects to the jury's decision.

Director:

William Friedkin

Writer:

Reginald Rose (teleplay)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Courtney B. Vance ... Foreman
Ossie Davis ... Juror #2
George C. Scott ... Juror #3
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Juror #4
Dorian Harewood ... Juror #5
James Gandolfini ... Juror #6
Tony Danza ... Juror #7
Jack Lemmon ... Juror #8
Hume Cronyn ... Juror #9
Mykelti Williamson ... Juror #10
Edward James Olmos ... Juror #11
William Petersen ... Juror #12
Mary McDonnell ... Judge
Tyrees Allen ... Guard
Douglas Spain ... The Accused
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Storyline

Made for cable television remake of the 1957 classic about twelve jurors quick to condemn a Latino youth on trial for murdering his father before reviewing the evidence. Juror #8 holds out with a verdict of not guilty, thus setting the stage for arguments and reasons why or why not the boy may be guilty. Written by Humberto Amador

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Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The discussion about the psychiatrist was not in the 1957 film. See more »

Goofs

When Juror #3 gets up to demonstrate the stabbing on Juror #8, he opens the blade twice. See more »

Quotes

Juror #5: I used to play in a backyard that was filled with garbage. Maybe it still smells on me.
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Connections

Referenced in Behind the Rules of Engagement (2000) See more »

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A good, made for television movie, but falls short of the original.
6 February 1999 | by gitrichSee all my reviews

This version of 12 Angry Men is certainly worth seeing, but it does not come close in overall excellence to the original film with Henry Fonda. Jack Lemon does a credible job here but it is certainly not his best work. George C. Scott is excellent as he plays the last holdout in a jury room. If you really want a treat, see the 1957 film version with Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Beagly, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam and E.G. Marshall. The debut direction of Sidney Lumet is simply outstanding making use of unique and effective camera angles and close-ups.Much of what this TV version lacked was better direction. It is pretty hard to improve on perfection though.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1997 (USA) See more »

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MGM Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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