When the remaining "guilty" voters are pressed to explain themselves, Juror 4 states that, despite all the previous evidence, the woman from across the street who saw the killing still stands as solid evidence.
However, Juror 8 continues his assault on the evidence by proving that it was impossible for one of the witnesses an old man to have been in the place he was when he allegedly saw the defendant fleeing the murder scene.
Juror 8 suggests a secret ballot, from which he will abstain, and agrees to change his vote if the others unanimously vote "guilty". Increasingly impatient, Juror 7 changes his vote to hasten the deliberation, which earns him the ire of other jurors especially 11 for voting frivolously; still he insists, unconvincingly, that he actually thinks the boy is not guilty.
Juror 10 then vents a torrent of condemnation of slum-born people, claiming they are no better than animals who kill for fun. We know from earlier in the movie that this guy has it in for the defendant because he 3 has issues with kids not respecting their fathers. Jurors 2 and 6 then change their votes, tying the vote at 6—6.
But after one last epic blowout, even this guy has to let go of his hate and find the kid Not Guilty. A businessman and distraught father, opinionated, disrespectful and stubborn with a temper.
Eleven of the jurors vote for conviction, each for reasons of his own. An angry Juror 3 accuses Juror 5, who grew up in a slum, of changing his vote out of sympathy towards slum children.
Jurors 12 and 1 then change their votes, leaving only three dissenters: He finally loses his temper and tears up a photo of him and his son, but suddenly breaks down crying and changes his vote to "not guilty", making the vote unanimous. As Fonda persuades the weary jurors to re-examine the evidence, we learn the backstory of each man.
Marshall is an advocate of dispassionate deductive reasoning. He is polite and makes a point of speaking with proper English grammar.
He is the tenth to vote "not guilty"; played by Ed Begley. A Baltimore Orioles fan, he is the third to vote "not guilty"; played by Jack Klugman. Juror 11 also changes his vote, believing the boy would not likely have tried to retrieve the murder weapon from the scene if it had been cleaned of fingerprints.
An assistant high school American football coach.12 Angry Men () directed by Sidney Lumet. Home / Movies / 12 Angry Men / We enter a courthouse and see twelve men sitting in a jury box. The judge gives them instructions to reach a ruling on a trial for first-degree murder. and all of the jurors seem pretty convinced that he did it.
It barely takes them any time to vote for Guilty. 12 Angry Men is the courtroom drama classic from iconic late directory Sidney Lumet (Dog Day Afternoon, Network, Before the Devil Knows You're Dead), featuring an all star cast of America's /10(9).
Well, this will give you an idea: For the adaptation of "12 Angry Men," director Sidney Lumet cast John Fielder as Juror #2. (Fielder is best known as the voice of “Piglet” from Disney’s Winnie the Pooh cartoons).
Twelve Angry Men is a tightly wound top of a movie. Each scene ratchets up the tension another notch as Henry Fonda's character tries desperately to open the minds of his fellow jurors. The setting -- a claustrophobic jury room in the dog days of summer -- superbly augments the suspense.9/ The movie version of 12 Angry Men marked the beginning of an important film career in director Sidney Lumet.
It also represents the birth of semi-independent New York art filmmaking, America's most successful answer to the European art film. "12 Angry Men" was the first film directed by then 32 year old Sidney Lumet ("Dog Day Afternoon", "Network", "The Verdict"), a stage director whom Fonda selected for this job.
Despite not having worked with film before, Lumet keeps the action moving within the limited confines of the jury room/5(21).Download