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12 Angry Men
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Sidney Lumet


Sidney Lumet's directorial debut is a snapshot of the American judicial system in action. Twelve average New York males convene in a very small jury room on a very hot day in order to reach a verdict in a murder trial. Almost everyone wants to vote guilty and get on with their lives except for Juror No. 8 (Henry Fonda), a conscientious citizen who insists on establishing reasonable doubt. Arguments are made, cigarettes are smoked, murder weapons examined, diagrams drawn, and prejudices revealed. Firm opinions weaken and reverse; voices get raised, the clock ticks, and a ghetto kid's life hangs in the balance.

 

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Film Info

RUNTIME - 96 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1957

LANGUAGE - English, French

SUBTITLES - English, Spanish

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Keep Case

Full Frame - 1.33

Widescreen - 1.66

Audio:

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Director

Sidney Lumet

Producer

Reginald Rose

Producer

Henry Fonda

Screenwriter

Reginald Rose

Star(s)

Lee J. Cobb

Star(s)

Henry Fonda

Star(s)

Jack Klugman

Star(s)

Ed Begley Jr.

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Press

"Best Courtroom Drama of All Time"

- , Premiere

"...This is a film where tension comes from personality conflict, dialogue and body language....The movie plays like a textbook for directors interested in how lens choices affect mood..."

- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

 

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