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12 Angry Men

Cast

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


Crew

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

Release: 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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5 12 Angry Men
It's one of my favourite movie and I don't really understand the title. Maybe Lee J Cobb's character is angry, but not the others. Why 12 Angry Men? I'd be curious to know if someone has an idea T...
38 12 Angry Men
I saw this last night and I was speechless. Excellent characters and brilliant dialogue -- the best "character-study" movie I have ever come across. Just goes to show, you don't need a big b...

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The Sci-Fi Slob
The film is an emotional roller coaster for the audience, and for a film only 90 minutes long set almost entirely in a single room, that is quite a feat.
Jack1
With the deaths of Jack Warden (Juror #7) on July 19, 2006 and Jack Klugman (Juror #5) on December 24, 2012, none of the twelve stars of 12 Angry Men (1957) are still alive.
Omnizoa
We have a sort of Inception moment partway through the movie where Fonda's character, Davis (he's one of maybe 3 characters ever named, but not referred to by name), is in the bathroom and another character asks him, "What if you convince all of us he's innocent and he really did do it?.
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