History Film / TwelveAngryMen

9th Apr '17 8:43:33 AM bjex
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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The 90 minute movie takes place over 90 minutes of deliberation.

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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: It's not established exactly at what time deliberations started, but it's implied they started no later than noon, through a rainstorm that started late in the afternoon, and finally winding down sometime after 6 pm, of the same day. The 90 minute movie takes place over 90 minutes of deliberation.editing makes it feel like it's happening in real time, but the outside lighting and weather reminds us that it's actually taking a bit longer.
9th Apr '17 7:08:03 AM bjex
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* RaceLift: The original featured 12 white men. The 1997 movie diversified the racial makeup of the jury.

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* RaceLift: The original featured 12 white men. The 1997 movie diversified the racial makeup of the jury. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]: In 1954, an all-white, all-male jury would be the norm, but in 1997 such a jury would be very unusual, given that having all the jurors be of the same race could be uses as grounds for an appeal later.
9th Apr '17 6:48:03 AM bjex
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* HollywoodLaw: While the jurors do make the correct decision on reasonable doubt, the way they reach that position (by #8 wandering around the defendant's neighborhood conducting his own investigation, and finding and buying a copy of the supposedly unique knife) is major juror misconduct. Even if they acquitted, he could still be charged should it come out. There is an acknowledgement that #8 broke the law by buying a switchblade, but no one specifically cites him searching for one as juror misconduct. The jury goes along with it because regardless of how it was obtained, it nonetheless appeared to disprove some of the prosecutions' evidence against the defendant. He gets away with it only because nobody tells the court what he did.

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* HollywoodLaw: While the jurors do make the correct decision on reasonable doubt, the way they reach Juror #8 states that position (by #8 wandering around he went walking in the defendant's neighborhood conducting his own investigation, neighborhood, and finding and buying found a copy of the supposedly unique knife) switchblade knife in a local store. He presents it to the jury to prove his point. In a real jury proceding, the term for this is major juror misconduct. Even if they acquitted, he "juror misconduct." Jurors are not permitted to perform their own investigations, or admit their own evidence (the second knife). If it were to come out that #8 did all this, it's possible (though unlikely, given the double jeopardy prohibition) the verdict could still be set aside, and #8 could be charged should it come out. for his actions. There is at least an acknowledgement that #8 broke the law by buying a switchblade, the knife, but no one specifically cites him nobody brings up that searching for one as juror a knife is misconduct. The jury goes along with it because regardless of how it was obtained, it nonetheless appeared to disprove some Of course, none of the prosecutions' evidence against the defendant. He gets away with it only because nobody tells jurors are lawyers, so it's possible that they didn't recognize the court what he did. acts as such.
25th Mar '17 2:05:27 PM I_love_dragons
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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Juror #12 is the only one who ever changes his vote back to guilty. Juror #7 compares him to a tennis ball.

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: Juror #12 is the only one who ever changes his vote back to guilty. Juror #7 #3 compares him to a tennis ball.
4th Mar '17 10:04:28 AM libertydude
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* AmbiguouslyBrown: The defendant in the original seems to have a slightly darker skin color than the rest of the cast, and is referred to as being part of an unnamed ethnicity that lives in a New York slum.
1st Mar '17 5:00:56 PM bt8257
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''12 Angry Men'' is a 1954 teleplay by Reginald Rose (and perhaps more famously, a 1957 film directed by Creator/SidneyLumet and starring Creator/HenryFonda and a veritable AllStarCast of character actors) that concerns a supposedly straightforward murder trial. An eyewitness, forensic evidence, and the accused himself all seem to clearly point to an adolescent boy having murdered his father. In the deliberation room, most of the jurors push for a quick guilty verdict, but one juror holds out and insists that they examine the evidence thoroughly to make damn sure that the accused deserves his punishment: a mandatory death sentence.

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''12 Angry Men'' is a 1954 teleplay by Reginald Rose (and perhaps much more famously, a 1957 film directed by Creator/SidneyLumet and starring Creator/HenryFonda and a veritable AllStarCast of character actors) that concerns a supposedly straightforward murder trial. An eyewitness, forensic evidence, and the accused himself all seem to clearly point to an adolescent boy having murdered his father. In the deliberation room, most of the jurors push for a quick guilty verdict, but one juror holds out and insists that they examine the evidence thoroughly to make damn sure that the accused deserves his punishment: a mandatory death sentence.
5th Feb '17 6:56:30 PM benda
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* YouAreNumberSix: The jurors are only ever referred to by their numbers, though Jurors #8 and #9 introduce their names to each other at the end of the 1957 film.

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* YouAreNumberSix: The jurors are only ever referred to by their numbers, though Jurors #8 and #9 introduce their names to each other at the end of the 1957 film.film adaptations.
12th Jan '17 7:01:55 AM jamespolk
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In 1997, it was adapted yet again, this time as a MadeForTV movie on Creator/{{Showtime}}, starring Creator/JackLemmon and Creator/GeorgeCScott. This adaptation {{race lift}}ed several jurors, [[GenderFlip gender flipped]] the judge, and [[ClusterFBomb added more cussing]].

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In 1997, it was adapted yet again, this time as a MadeForTV movie on Creator/{{Showtime}}, starring Creator/JackLemmon and Creator/GeorgeCScott. This adaptation {{race lift}}ed several jurors, [[GenderFlip gender flipped]] the judge, and [[ClusterFBomb added more cussing]].
cussing]]. In 2007 a Russian version titled simply ''[[Film/{{Twelve}} 12]]'' was released.
10th Jan '17 3:37:05 AM The_Glorious_SOB
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This work is best known as the film that [[TropeCodifier popularized]] the RogueJuror trope. Though it was not the first work to use it, it was the first to receive widespread critical acclaim. It's a classic of American cinema and recommended watching- especially because most of the other works on the Rogue Juror page reference it either directly or indirectly.

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This work is best known as the film that [[TropeCodifier popularized]] the RogueJuror trope. Though it was not the first work to use it, it was the first to receive widespread critical acclaim. It's a classic of American cinema and recommended watching- especially watching--especially because most of the other works on the Rogue Juror page reference it either directly or indirectly.
5th Jan '17 5:46:52 PM lorgskyegon
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* NiceHat: Juror #7 dons a straw fedora throughout the 1957 film, while Juror #10 wears a fez in the 1997 version.

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* NiceHat: Juror #7 dons a straw fedora throughout the 1957 film, while Juror #10 wears a fez kufi in the 1997 version.
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