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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.

Director:

William Friedkin

Writer:

Reginald Rose (teleplay)
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 6 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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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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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 »

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12 Angry Men See more »

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Production Co:

MGM Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

For the second time George C. Scott plays a character originated by Lee J. Cobb. Cobb in 12 Angry Men (1957) and Scott in this remake both play Juror #3; and Cobb played Lt. Kinderman in The Exorcist (1973) (directed by 'Friedkin, William', like this film), as did Scott in the sequel The Exorcist III (1990). 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 »

Quotes

Juror #4: Gentlemen, let me remind you this case is based on a reasonable and logical progression of facts. Please, let's keep it.
Juror #11: Facts may be coated by the personalities of the people who present them. Let's not forget that.
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Version of Studio One in Hollywood: Twelve Angry Men (1954) See more »

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1 June 2004 | by Thonolan3See all my reviews

Last night, I attempted to rent the b&w classic at the the local video store only to find that they had switched the classic with the remake (which I realized only after I got it home). I figured I might as well give it a try. Honestly, it wasn't a bad movie, but it doesn't even begin to compare with the original (which is one of my all-time favorites). An attempt has been made update the movie by adding minorities and modernizing some of the dialog. Some of this works, some of it doesn't. Also, a few of the roles in the remake are badly miscast (Tony Danza and Ozzie Davis both come to mind).

I'd give this version 6/10 and the original gets a 10/10 from me.


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