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12 Angry Men

Not Yet Rated| 1 hr. 35 min.

Plot Summary
Following the closing arguments in a murder trial, the 12 members of the jury must deliberate, with a guilty verdict meaning death for the accused, an inner-city teen. As the dozen men try to reach a unanimous decision while sequestered in a room, one juror (Henry Fonda) casts considerable doubt on elements of the case. Personal issues soon rise to the surface, and conflict threatens to derail the delicate process that will decide one boy's fate.

Cast: Henry Fonda , Lee J. Cobb , Ed Begley , E.G. Marshall , Jack Klugman , Martin Balsam , John Fiedler , Joseph Sweeney

Director: Sidney Lumet

Genres: Drama

Distributor: United Artists, Criterion Collection, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., Metro Goldwyn Mayer

12 Angry Men (1957)

Release Date: April 13th, 1957|1 hr. 35 min.

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