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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1997 (USA) See more »

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MGM Television See more »
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Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The apartment layout is the exact opposite of the one in the 1957 movie. See more »

Goofs

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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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.191 (2006) See more »

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unnecessary remake but well-cast
7 June 2004 | by didi-5See all my reviews

Whether or not we really needed a remake of the famous Henry Fonda film, updated with a range of nationalities and transferred to television, this is a well-enough done update benefiting from some strong actors in the cast. Jack Lemmon takes on the voice of dissent (the Fonda role), while George C Scott is the redneck extremist (played earlier by Lee J Cobb). We also have Hume Cronyn and Ossie Davis, both fine actors in their eighties or thereabouts by the time this was filmed.

The script has been slightly updated but the premise is the same, all about family betrayals and the head-on reassessment of prejudice. Lemmon in particular is excellent as the quiet reasoner ready to debate the whys and wherefores with his fellow jurors. And Scott is memorable in one of his final roles, simmering on the edge of indignation until the pay off moment when he realises not all his problems can be solved by pinning blame on others.

This shouldn't replace the 50s version but is good enough in its own right to stand alongside it.


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