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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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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Crime | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Jack Lemmon appears in Mister Roberts (1955) with Henry Fonda, in which he takes over Fonda's position of Morale Officer when Fonda is transferred off the USS Reluctant. In the 1997 remake 12 Angry Men (1997), Lemmon plays the same juror that Fonda played in the original 12 Angry Men (1957). See more »

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Several scenes in the jury room have Juror #12 (William Petersen) with a pair of sunglasses on his head, off his head, and back on his head again. 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

Remake of Studio One in Hollywood: Twelve Angry Men (1954) See more »

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An exception to the rule
24 April 2002 | by Sm5454See all my reviews

A young man(Douglas Spain) is accused of murder. It is a hot summer day in a jury room. Most of the jurors have better things to do, and want to get out of there. One man, Juror #8(Jack Lemmon), decides not to jump to conclusions. He uses reason and logic to help prove to the other jurors that there is a reasonable doubt, and there is not enough evidence to convict this man. Juror #8 has to convince a bigot, Juror #10(Mykelti Williamson), a man who refuses to admit he may be wrong, Juror #4(Armin Mueller-Stahl), a man who has something against young people, Juror #3(George C. Scott), and a man who just wants to get out of there, even if it means making an unjust choice, Juror #7(Tony Danza).

Lemmon, Scott, Williamson, Stahl, and even Danza put on great performances. This is an exception to the rule that remakes can't be great. This was a brilliant film. Like in the original, tempers flare as it is a hot day and there is no air conditioner. William L. Petersen, Edward James Olmos, Hume Cronyn, James Gandolfini, Dorian Harewood, Ossie Davis, and Courtney B. Vance all play as jurors too. Every juror does a great job. Every character has a story and view point.

If you liked the classic or play, you should definitely see this remake. I strongly recommend this movie. 10/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1997 (USA) See more »

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12 Angry Men See more »

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MGM Television See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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