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Runaway Jury (2003)

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A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.

Director:

Gary Fleder

Writers:

John Grisham (novel), Brian Koppelman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Cusack ... Nicholas Easter
Gene Hackman ... Rankin Fitch
Dustin Hoffman ... Wendell Rohr
Rachel Weisz ... Marlee
Bruce Davison ... Durwood Cable
Bruce McGill ... Judge Harkin
Jeremy Piven ... Lawrence Green
Nick Searcy ... Doyle
Stanley Anderson ... Henry Jankle
Cliff Curtis ... Frank Herrera
Nestor Serrano ... Janovich
Leland Orser ... Lamb
Jennifer Beals ... Vanessa Lembeck
Gerry Bamman ... Herman Grimes
Joanna Going ... Celeste Wood
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Storyline

Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a past ..... and their own agenda. Written by johnno.r@xtra.co.nz

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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Trials are too important to be decided by juries.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, language and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

17 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le maître du jeu See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,836,705, 19 October 2003

Gross USA:

$49,443,628

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,154,140
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Dustin Hoffman when he and Gene Hackman filmed the last of their scenes, Hackman said to Hoffman "Let's get drunk." See more »

Goofs

The footage from the video surveillance Nick Easter had set up in his apartment shows a different replay of what actually happened when he walked in on the guy spying on his personal effects. See more »

Quotes

Henry Jankle: ...I was under the impression that we'd already purchased ourselves a verdict.
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Connections

References 12 Angry Men (1957) See more »

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The Habanera from 'Carmen'
Written by Georges Bizet
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Am I allowed to review this, having not read the novel?
8 November 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

I've read many times about how John Grisham's novel was about the tobacco industry, not a gun manufacturer. Still, "Runaway Jury" does do a good job with its material. Nick Easter (John Cusack) is the squeaky clean member of a jury determining a gun-death trial in New Orleans. Some special interests are trying to manipulate the jury, but Nick isn't about to let that happen.

A major part of this movie is that Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman co-star at long last. Their conversation is sort of like the one between Al Pacino and Robert DeNiro in "Heat", although slightly more laid back. All in all, the movie comes out pretty well, with great performances from all cast members. Who ever would have imagined "Animal House"'s D-Day playing a judge?


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