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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nicholas Easter
... Rankin Fitch
... Wendell Rohr
... Marlee
... Durwood Cable
... Judge Harkin
... Lawrence Green
... Doyle
... Henry Jankle
... Frank Herrera
... Janovich
... Lamb
... Vanessa Lembeck
... Herman Grimes
... 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

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Trials are too important to be decided by juries.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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

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17 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le maître du jeu  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,836,705, 19 October 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,443,628

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,154,140
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Trivia

While the notion of infiltrating a jury in the manner of Nicholas Easter is obviously intriguing, various systems exist to prevent it. For example, in most jurisdictions (including New Orelans), prospective jurors are required to have permanently resided within that jurisdiction for at least one year prior to selection. See more »

Goofs

In the beginning, a photographer is shooting Nick from a second-floor balcony. However, the black & white stills produced are shot at street level. See more »

Quotes

Judge Harkin: I'm not sure, but I believe I'm buying lunch.
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Referenced in Off the Cuff: Hackman & Hoffman (2004) See more »

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Heart of Mine
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by The Peter Malick Group featuring Norah Jones
Courtesy of Koch Entertainment
By special arrangement with Sugaroo!
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Taut Thriller with Some Nice Twists
7 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

I must confess the main reason I adore this movie is because of Rachel Weisz, who is not only such a hottie in this film, but is absolutely perfect in her role as "Marlee". Oh, and John Cusack is very good as well. The plot is not straightforward and the twists keep this from degenerating into a formulaic trial movie. The tension builds steadily. Gene Hackman makes an excellent bad guy as the lawyer for the gun industry and there are several good supporting roles, especially that of Bruce Mc Gill, as the judge. The only black mark on the film is Dustin Hoffman, who is either badly miscast or else just can't act anymore. I have seen this movie at least 10 times and I enjoy it every time.


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