History YMMV / TwelveAngryMen

25th Jun '16 9:48:20 AM Timwi
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** When Juror #4 refuses to change his vote near the end, does he honestly still think the defendant is guilty? Or is he merely doing it so that the process of proper deliberation, which Juror #8 started, is properly finished?

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** When Juror #4 #3 refuses to change his vote near the end, does he honestly still think the defendant is guilty? Or is he merely doing it so that the process of proper deliberation, which Juror #8 started, is properly finished?
4th May '16 9:55:50 PM Pren
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Juror #5 will be instantly familiar to anyone who's seen an episode of ''Series/{{Quincy}}''. Jack Klugman even gets to do a Quincy-style deduction years before the series was conceived, by pointing out the inconsistent nature of the knife wound. ''Series/TheOddCouple'' also did a flashback episode to Oscar and Felix meeting on a jury where Felix was a RogueJuror in reference to this role.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Juror #5 will be instantly familiar to anyone who's seen an episode of ''Series/{{Quincy}}''. Jack Klugman even gets to do a Quincy-style deduction years before the series was conceived, by pointing out the inconsistent nature of the knife wound. ''Series/TheOddCouple'' ''Theatre/TheOddCouple'' also did a flashback episode to Oscar and Felix meeting on a jury where Felix was a RogueJuror in reference to this role.
4th May '16 9:55:29 PM Pren
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* RetroactiveRecognition: Juror #5 will be instantly familiar to anyone who's seen an episode of ''Series/{{Quincy}}''. Jack Klugman even gets to do a Quincy-style deduction years before the series was conceived, by pointing out the inconsistent nature of the knife wound.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Juror #5 will be instantly familiar to anyone who's seen an episode of ''Series/{{Quincy}}''. Jack Klugman even gets to do a Quincy-style deduction years before the series was conceived, by pointing out the inconsistent nature of the knife wound. ''Series/TheOddCouple'' also did a flashback episode to Oscar and Felix meeting on a jury where Felix was a RogueJuror in reference to this role.
30th Oct '15 2:22:38 PM Anddrix
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* DudeNotFunny: The other jurors' reaction to #3 pretending to raise the knife to stab #8.
20th Jul '15 6:20:19 AM hullflyer
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22nd Jun '15 7:13:29 AM Alvin
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* TearJerker: When Juror #3 finally realizes what he's doing; he tears up the picture of him and his son and just breaks down crying. The DVD release of the film manages to make it even worse with the chapter titles. The title of the chaper containing Juror #3's VillainousBreakdown? "One Angry Man".

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* TearJerker: When Juror #3 finally realizes what he's doing; he tears up the picture of him and his son and just breaks down crying. The DVD release of the film manages to make it even worse with the chapter titles. The title of the chaper chapter containing Juror #3's VillainousBreakdown? "One Angry Man".


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* ValuesDissonance:
** At the time this was written in the '50s, women and nonwhites were excluded from jury service in some parts of the country. These days, the script is often produced as ''Twelve Angry Jurors'' with a more diverse cast.
** Physical abuse is treated more lightly in this movie than it would be today. While most of the jurors seem to disapprove that the boy's father beat him regularly, they don't seem too phased when Juror #3 defends it against "a kid like that".

19th Jun '15 9:29:16 AM mlsmithca
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** The defendant - innocent man or murderer? For all of the doubt the jury casts on the prosecution's case, there's still plenty of reason for the audience to conclude that he's guilty. This was done deliberately, of course; even Juror #8 admits that he isn't sure that they aren't about to set a murderer free.
*** Then there's the question of, if the defendant did in fact commit the murder, [[AssholeVictim was he really in the wrong]]?

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** The defendant - innocent man or murderer? For all of the doubt the jury casts on the prosecution's case, there's still plenty of reason for the audience to conclude that he's guilty. This was done deliberately, of course; even Juror #8 admits that he isn't sure that they aren't about to set a murderer free.
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free. Then there's the question of, if the defendant did in fact commit the murder, [[AssholeVictim was he really in the wrong]]?



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Ridiculous amounts, such as when Juror #4 states outright that the murder weapon, a switchblade knife, was one-of-a-kind, with a very distinctively carved handle, and finishes his rant by ramming it blade first into the juror table, Juror #8 pulls an identical switchblade from his pocket, flicks open the blade, and rams his knife into the table right next to the original. HilarityEnsues.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: By the end of at least one of the movie adaptations, jurors 3 and 8 seem to be getting along. In a way, these two had a lot in common throughout the play; each pushed for the verdict they believed in, each believed in their respective verdicts more strongly than arguably everyone else on the jury, and each were willing to go against the rest of the jury to support said verdict. It would seem somewhat fitting they would eventually get along better once the deliberations were over.
4th Mar '15 1:58:18 PM MarsJenkar
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** When Juror #4 refuses to change his vote near the end, does he honestly still think the defendant is guilty? Or is he merely doing it so that the process of proper deliberation, which Juror #8 started, is properly finished?
20th Jan '15 6:56:03 PM rjd1922
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* AwardSnub: The 1957 version, largely overshadowed by ''TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'', failed to win anything at the Oscars. Additionally, none of the actors received nominations for their work. Though Henry Fonda did end up winning a BAFTA for his performance, and both he and Lee J. Cobb earned Golden Globe nods.

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* AwardSnub: The 1957 version, largely overshadowed by ''TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'', ''Film/TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'', failed to win anything at the Oscars. Additionally, none of the actors received nominations for their work. Though Henry Fonda did end up winning a BAFTA for his performance, and both he and Lee J. Cobb earned Golden Globe nods.



* HilariousInHindsight: When #3, talking about his son, tells how he told him [[{{Mulan}} "I'll make a man out of you."]]

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* HilariousInHindsight: When #3, talking about his son, tells how he told him [[{{Mulan}} [[Disney/{{Mulan}} "I'll make a man out of you."]]



* RetroactiveRecognition: Juror #5 will be instantly familiar to anyone who's seen an episode of {{Quincy}}. Jack Klugman even gets to do a Quincy-style deduction years before the series was conceived, by pointing out the inconsistent nature of the knife wound.

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* RetroactiveRecognition: Juror #5 will be instantly familiar to anyone who's seen an episode of {{Quincy}}.''Series/{{Quincy}}''. Jack Klugman even gets to do a Quincy-style deduction years before the series was conceived, by pointing out the inconsistent nature of the knife wound.



* VindicatedByHistory: The critics in 1957 were [[CriticalDissonance rooting for]] Lumet's movie version, but the public wasn't interested and the movie failed at the box office. ''12 Angry Men'' has since earned a place in pop culture rivalled (aside from ''Film/ToKillAMockingbird'') by no other courtroom drama--plus the 88th spot on AFI's ''100 Years. . .100 Thrills'' list. No mean feat for a non-action adventure film.[[note]]For perspective, below this movie, among others, were Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood at #100 {{Film/Speed}} at #99, {{Film/Braveheart}} at #91[[/note]]

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* VindicatedByHistory: The critics in 1957 were [[CriticalDissonance rooting for]] Lumet's movie version, but the public wasn't interested and the movie failed at the box office. ''12 Angry Men'' has since earned a place in pop culture rivalled (aside from ''Film/ToKillAMockingbird'') by no other courtroom drama--plus the 88th spot on AFI's ''100 Years. . .100 Thrills'' list. No mean feat for a non-action adventure film.[[note]]For perspective, below this movie, among others, were Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood ''Film/TheAdventuresOfRobinHood'' at #100 {{Film/Speed}} ''{{Film/Speed}}'' at #99, {{Film/Braveheart}} and ''{{Film/Braveheart}}'' at #91[[/note]]
18th Jan '15 5:22:37 PM haloinsider
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* AwardSnub: The 1957 version, largely overshadowed by ''TheBridgeOnTheRiverKwai'', failed to win anything at the Oscars. Additionally, none of the actors received nominations for their work. Though Henry Fonda did end up winning a BAFTA for his performance, and both he and Lee J. Cobb earned Golden Globe nods.
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