Movie of the Week – 12 Angry Men

1957/USA – IMDb: 8.9

Eleven to one

In the film, which maintains its place among the world classics, 12 jurors discuss the fate of an eighteen-year-old boy on trial for allegedly stabbing his father to death.  All the jurors think that the boy is guilty while only one believes the boy is not guilty. “12 Angry Men” will determine the fate of the young man…

12 Angry Men was remade for TV in 1997. This remake, directed by William Friedkin, includes George C. Scott, James Gandolfini, Tony Danza, William Petersen, Ossie Davis, Hume Cronyn, Courtney B. Vance, Armin Mueller-Stahl and Jack Lemmon. Also a remake was made by Russian director Nikita Mikhalkov in 2007 which was awarded in the 64th Venice Film Festival by the jury.

“12 Angry Men” was selected by the United States Library of Congress among the films “culturally, historically and aesthetically important” in 2007 and it was decided to be kept in the US National Film Archive.

Sometimes one person is more than enough…

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