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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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Gary Fleder

Writers:

John Grisham (novel), Brian Koppelman (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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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

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Trials are too important to be decided by juries.

Genres:

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$49,443,628

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,154,140
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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This is the third John Grisham film in which Gene Hackman appeared. The others being The Firm (1993) and The Chamber (1996). See more »

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The female bailiff says she "baked these muffins myself", but she is clearly holding a tray of brownies. See more »

Quotes

Nicholas Easter: [after anti-gun fanatic is dragged kicking and screaming from the courtroom during jury selection] Well, I guess that's lunch...
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References Superman (1978) See more »

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A Bitter Tree
Written and Performed by David Baerwald
Courtesy of A&M Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Nice acting, smart screenplay make this sleek thriller quite enjoyable.
24 September 2005 | by shanfloydSee all my reviews

I have read a few Grisham, but not this one. I must say, although the story is quite equipped with brilliant twists, it is basically a pretty idealistic story. But we do love this kind of idealism when it is used in such a smart fashion. I can't say about the quality of the book, but the film excels mainly because its brilliant screenplay and acting. Just look at the cast: Dustin Hoffman and John Cusack are awesome in their roles. And I just love to see Hackman playing the villain. The ravishingly beautiful Rachel Weisz only adds to the superiority of the whole cast's performances. The director, Fleder, proves that he is a stylish filmmaker when it comes to thrillers. And so we must also thank him for this film's perfection.


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