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12 Angry Men (1957)
Rated:  NR  Stars: *****
Format:  DVD  95 min. B&W
Plot: A deadlocked jury struggles to a verdict in the murder trial of a young man accused of killing his father.
Cast: Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley, Sr., E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Robert Webber, George Voskovec, Edward Binns, Joseph Sweeney. Directed by Sidney Lumet.
Categories:  Jury  Criminal Law  Evidence

Law movies
Call It Murder (1934)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  74 min. B&W
Plot: A jury foreman is responsible for tipping the scales of justice in favor of a guilty verdict that sent an innocent girl to her death in the electric chair.
Cast: Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Fox, O.P. Heggie, Henry Hull, Margaret Wycherly, Lynne Overman, Katherine Wilson. Directed by Chester Erskine.
Categories:  Jury  Jurisprudence  Romance

Law movies
Eureka (1983)
Rated:  R  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  130 min. 
Plot: In the Canadian wilderness, an Artic prospector breaks through the snow to an underground cavern and becomes the world's richest man.
Cast: Gene Hackman, Rutger hauer, Theresa Russell, Mickey Rourke, Joe Pesci. Directed by Nicolas Roeg.
Categories:  Environmental  Natural Resources  Jury

Law movies
Juror, The (1996)
Rated:  R  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  118 min. 
Plot: When a woman is selected as a juror in a big Mafia trial, she is forced to persuade the other jurors to vote "not guilty".
Cast: Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Heche, James Gandolfini. Directed by Brian Gibson.
Categories:  Jury  Ethics  Drama

Law movies
Murder! (1930)
Rated:  NR  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  100 min. B&W
Plot: A producer-director is selected to serve on the jury for a murder trial. Believing the accused, an aspiring actress, is innocent of the crime, he takes it upon himself to apprehend the real killer.
Cast: Herbert Marshall, Norah Baring, Donald Calthrop, Edward Chapman. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock.
Categories:  Jury  Mystery/Suspense  Death Penalty

Law movies
People vs. Jean Harris (1981)
Rated:  NR  Stars: **
Format:  DVD  147 min. 
Plot: Reenactment of the lengthy murder trial of a woman who was accused of killing her lover, the author of "The Scarsdale Diet".
Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Martin Balsam, Richard Dysart, Peter Coyote. Directed by George Schaefer.
Categories:  Drama  Jury  Criminal Law

Law movies
Runaway Jury (2003)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: ***
Format:  DVD  127 min. 
Plot: A juror on the inside and a woman on the outside manipulate a court trial involving a major gun manufacturer.
Cast: John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Rachel Weisz, Bruce Davison. Directed by Gary Fleder.
Categories:  Jury  Drama  Civil Procedure

Law movies
Trial and Error (1997)
Rated:  PG-13  Stars: **1/2
Format:  DVD  98 min. 
Plot: An actor poses as a lawyer to help his sick friend, and problems develop.
Cast: Michael Richards, Jeff Daniels, Charlize Theron, Jessica Steen. Directed by Jonathon Lynn.
Categories:  Comedy  Criminal Law  Jury

Law movies
Trial by Jury (1994)
Rated:  R  Stars: **
Format:  DVD  92 min. 
Plot: A juror in the trail of a mob boss has no option other than to see that justice isn't done when her young son's life is threatened.
Cast: Joanne Whalley, Armand Assnte, Gabriel Byrne, William Hurt, Kathleen Quinlan. Directed by Heywood Gould.
Categories:  Jury  Criminal Law  Drama

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