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12 Angry Men


Henry Fonda, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb View All


Sidney Lumet (Director), Reginald Rose (Screenplay), Reginald Rose (Story) View All

Released: Apr. 9th, 1957
Runtime: 1 hour, 36 minutes
The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.
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We think we know exactly what's going to happen in that jury room and very little of this story played out the way I expected it to and, boy, what a pleasure that was. The first clue we have as to what is going on actually comes from Lumet, not Rose or the other actors.
Citizen Rules
Then he precedes to come up with numerous reasons to support his belief. The reasons are the key to this movie.
They all seem like PEOPLE and some of them, particularly Henry Fonda and Lee J.
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