12 Angry Men

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The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young man is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open-and-shut case of murder soon becomes a detective story that presents a succession of clues creating doubt, and a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. Based on the play, all of the action takes place on the stage of the jury room.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Writer: Reginald Rose (story), Reginald Rose (screenplay)
Production: Criterion Collection
Genre: drama
Year: 1957
MetaScore: 96/100
ImdbRating: 8.9
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 10 Apr 1957
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 16 wins & 9 nominations.


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Juror 1 - Martin Balsam
Juror 2 - John Fiedler
Juror 3 - Lee J. Cobb
Juror 4 - E.G. Marshall
Juror 5 - Jack Klugman
Juror 6 - Edward Binns
Juror 7 - Jack Warden
Juror 8 - Henry Fonda
Juror 9 - Joseph Sweeney
Juror 10 - Ed Begley
Juror 11 - George Voskovec
Juror 12 - Robert Webber
Judge - Rudy Bond
Stenographer - Tom Gorman
Guard - James Kelly
Court Clerk - Billy Nelson
The Accused - John Savoca
Man Waiting for Elevator - Walter Stocker