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Runaway Jury (Widescreen) (Bilingual)


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  • Actors: John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Bruce Davison
  • Directors: Gary Fleder
  • Writers: Brian Koppelman, David Levien, John Grisham, Matthew Chapman, Rick Cleveland
  • Producers: Arnon Milchan, Christopher Mankiewicz
  • Format: Anamorphic, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, Subtitled, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English, French, Spanish
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Dubbed: French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG-13
  • Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
  • Release Date: Feb. 17 2004
  • Run Time: 127 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (222 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00014NEZI
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #22,991 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)

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From master storyteller John Grisham and the director of Don't Say A Word comes a taut suspense-thriller that "grabs hold of you and never lets go" (Philadelphia Metro). In their first film together, screen legends Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman face off in this electrifying nail-biter about a ruthless jury consultant who'll do anything to win. With lives and millions of dollars at stake, the fixer plays a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a jury member (John Cusack) and a mysterious woman (Rachel Weisz) who offer to "deliver" the verdict to the highest bidder. Packed with danger, intrigue and pulse-pounding twists and turns, Runaway Jury rules!

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Based on the bestseller by John Grisham, Runaway Jury is a slick thriller that's exciting enough to overcome the gaps in its plot. The ultimate target has been changed: Grisham's legal assault on the tobacco industry was switched to the hot-button issue of gun control (no doubt to avoid comparison to The Insider) in a riveting exposé of jury-tampering. Gene Hackman plays the ultra-cynical, utterly unscrupulous pawn of the gun-makers, using an expert staff and advanced electronics to hand-pick a New Orleans jury that will return a favorable verdict; Dustin Hoffman (making his first screen appearance with real-life former roommate Hackman) defends the grieving widow of a gun-shooting victim with idealistic zeal, while maverick juror John Cusack and accomplice Rachel Weisz play both ends against the middle in a personal quest to hold gun-makers accountable. It's riveting stuff, even when it's obvious that Grisham and director Gary Fleder have glossed over any details that would unravel the plot's intricate design. --Jeff Shannon

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Silmarwen on June 4 2004
Format: DVD
A disgruntled day trader who blames his broker house for his sudden reversal of fortune opens fire with an automatic weapon, killing 11 and injuring 5 before he commits suicide. A senseless tragedy where there is no one left to punish, nothing for the grieving families to go after - except the gun manufacturer. Convinced that the gun people were responsible, one of the widows sues the manufacturer and the case ends up in court over a year later.
Enter Ranklin Fitch (Gene Hackman), jury expert. Ranklin is well known for fixing juries and getting his clients the verdict they are paying him very well for. In fact, he has never lost a case. For Ranklin, laws were made to be broken. As soon as the jury summons are mailed out to citizens in the local area, all of them are studied, scrutinized and evaluated. Some are definites, in that they support the right to bear arms, others are bleeding heart liberals who no one wants on the jury. Still others are wild cards - like Nicholas Easter...
Nicholas Easter is your typical citizen who works, plays and sleeps, living his life in a normal fashion. He is upset when the jury summons comes, of course, but is willing to do his civic duty, albeit begrudgingly. At least that is the way he appears. When Nicholas is seated on the jury, it soon becomes apparent that there is something not quite right about him. And when the mysterious Marlee (Rachel Weisz) starts offering the jury to the highest bidder - Ranklin Fitch for the defense or Wendell Rohr (Dustin Hoffman) for the prosecution, Ranklin is stunned. He has never been bested at his own game and he isn't about to start now. Ranklin knows that Wendell is a straight arrow and will refuse to dabble in jury tampering, but Ranklin just wants to win - no matter what it takes...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Blammo on July 13 2004
Format: DVD
Not sure what movie the other reviewers watched, but both my SO and I enjoyed this movie immenensely. Well acted, well directed, and well executed.
The fact it goes "morally conscious" at the end of the movie, didn't detract from the experience at all, no matter what I think about gun control. It wasn't ABOUT that, it was about the story, which was great to watch unfold.
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Although this movie is by no means a masterpiece (3+ stars, rounded up to 4), you'll find yourself engaged almost from the onset and this feeling lasts almost all the way through the movie. In a nutshell, this movie is an adaptation of a book written by the prolific John Grisham. In this case, the story centers how far several stakeholders in a tragedy caused by a gun will go to secure a verdict. The main focus is on jury consultants and makes a compelling case that the presentation of the facts and even the facts themselves may be MUCH less important than securing a jury which may be predisposed to vote in a particular fashion no matter what.
Grisham's book used to tobacco industry as a backdrop and serves the story quite well. For some reason, some say because of the movie "The Insider," the movie's focus was changed to the gun industry and in my opinion does not service the movie as well but it's not a deal breaker for me. The direction by Gary Fleder keeps the action moving along at a fast pace and although the script has several holes/coincidences, the non-stop camera movement and strong performances will keep you interested in the outcome.

Gene Hackman steals the show playing the sleaziest and most capable jury consultant in the field. The resources this guy has at his disposal to me make the movie. The lawyers on both sides are almost secondary characters in the film as the focus is on how these consultants may ultimately be more important than the best lawyer. Although the marketing of this film went out of its way to highlight that this was the very first time that legends (and prior real-life roommates) Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman were sharing the screen for the very first time, with the exception of one scene, they don't get have a real act-off.
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This film is another legal thriller based on A Grisham novel. It is full of plot twists and turns, related to the premise of Jury manipulation that is carried out in a highly unrealistic manner. That is the most significant flaw in this movie - that the whole scenario just couldn't happen, as anyone who has ever been called for jury duty would recognize. That said, the story is captivating and you can't tell where the plot is leading until the end unless you've read the novel. John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, and Rachel Weisz lead a stellar cast in a story that plays on empathy for victims of gun violence. In my opinion, that is another flaw in the movie: that it caters to anti-gun interests by portraying a gun manufacturer as greedy, irresponsible, and callous. It seems a bit sad that someone would become so obsessed with seeking "justice" after the shooting of someone close to them that they would plot for years to hijack a jury to punish a gun manufacturer. In the context of the Runaway Jury story the manufacturer deserves consequences for their business practices, while in real life guns are often a focus of misplaced blame for social violence. Regardless of its flaws, this movie is well-executed and suspenseful, another solid cinematic presentation of a Grishman legal thriller.
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