“He doesn’t stand a chance.” When those are the first words uttered by a courtroom guard as the 12 jurors leave to begin deliberations, it appears to be an open-and-shut case. But for the 19-year-old standing trial for the fatal stabbing of his father, a gleam of hope arises when one juror holds onto his innocence and begins to explain his take on the facts to the others. Is Juror #8 capable of persuading 11 other men to change their previously “guilty” votes? Written by Reginald Rose and directed by Joe Parrish, Twelve Angry Men follows this thrilling process as the jurors work toward a final vote to determine the fate of the young, and possibly innocent, defendant in this adaptation of the 1954 television play.
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