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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 kids life hangs in the balance. Lumet's direction and camerawork steadily builds pressure into the plot. Director Sidney Lumet Star Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, E.G. Marshall, Ed Begley Special Features: Widescreen - 1.66 Audio: Mono - English, French Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Behind the Scenes - 1. "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Making 12 ANGRY MEN" 2. "Inside the Jury Room" Runtime: 96 minutes Year of Release: 1957.
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 kids life hangs in the balance. Lumet's direction and camerawork steadily builds pressure into the plot. Director Sidney Lumet Star Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, E.G. Marshall, Ed Begley Special Features: Widescreen - 1.66 Audio: Mono - English, French Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Behind the Scenes - 1. "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Making 12 ANGRY MEN" 2. "Inside the Jury Room" Runtime: 96 minutes Year of Release: 1957.
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Format: DVD
Label: MGMV
Catalog: 109710
Rel. Date: 03/04/2008
UPC: 027616097101

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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 kids life hangs in the balance. Lumet's direction and camerawork steadily builds pressure into the plot. Director Sidney Lumet Star Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, E.G. Marshall, Ed Begley Special Features: Widescreen - 1.66 Audio: Mono - English, French Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Behind the Scenes - 1. "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Making 12 ANGRY MEN" 2. "Inside the Jury Room" Runtime: 96 minutes Year of Release: 1957.
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