is a film adaptation of a John Grisham
novel of the same name.
This work provides examples of:
- Bland-Name Product: Vicksburg Firearms. They dolled up a handgun with a 36 round magazine for the film.
- Good Is Not Nice: Subverted with Nicholas, but played straight with Marlee. She treats Rhor with the same disdain she treats Fitch.
- Hidden Depths: Herman Grimes was almost booted off Jury Duty because of his blindness, but once he threw his knowledge of the law in the judge's face, he was accepted. It was this event that caused the Jury to vote him as Foreman.
- Ironic Echo: "Well, you're only lead counsel for the defense, Mr. Cable. You shouldn't pretend to know very much about jury selection."
- Pragmatic Adaptation: Tobacco in the book was swapped for guns in the movie.
- Psycho for Hire: Mr. Janovich. He torches Nick's place and then assaults Marlee in her apartment.
- Shout-Out: One replacement juror is named Lydia Deets.
- Simple Country Lawyer: Dustin Hoffman plays this as the DA, against Gene Hackman's jury rigger character.