Not Rated | | Crime, Drama
A jury holdout attempts to prevent a miscarriage of justice by forcing his colleagues to reconsider the evidence.
In June 2008, this film was ranked #2 on the American Film Institute's list of the ten greatest films in the genre "Courtroom Drama."
Man in corridor:
You did a wonderful job, wonderful job!
Judge: To continue, you've listened to a long and complex case, murder in the first degree. Premeditated murder is the most serious charge tried in our criminal courts. You've listened to the testimony, you've had ...
The film is implied to take place on the East Coast of the United States, based upon the baseball teams that the jurors mention. Also, one of the jurors (Juror 12, played by Robert Webber) asks Juror 8 (played by Henry Fonda) whether they can see Manhattan's Woolworth Building from the jury room window, which Juror 8 affirms. The opening/exterior shot of the court house is that of the New York Supreme Court in Manhattan at 60 Centre Street.
The credits only credit the jurors. All other actors in the film (judge, bailiff, accused, etc.) go uncredited.
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