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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.

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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 »

Also Known As:

12 Angry Men See more »

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MGM Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Out of the 12 actors who played the 1997 jurors, only 4 are younger than those who played their 1957 alter-egos, in increasing order: #1: 1 year, #11: 2 years, #6: 4 years and the biggest age gap is between the two jurors #10: 16 years. As for the rest of the cast, the majority is older than the 1957 one, the biggest age gap being between the two Jurors #2: Ossie Davis who was 80 at the time of the film and John Fiedlerwho was 32, which makes a difference of 48 years. Overall, the average age of the 1997 movie's jurors is 56, vs. 45 for the 1957 version. See more »

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When Juror #3 gets up to demonstrate the stabbing on Juror #8, he opens the blade twice. See more »

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Juror #3: Reasonable doubt! That's nothing but words.
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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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