Runaway Jury

John Cusack  Actor Gene Hackman  Actor Dustin Hoffman  Actor Rachel Weisz  Actor Bruce Davison  Actor Jeremy Piven  Actor

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MPAA Rating: PG13
Contains:Violence,Adult Language

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Runaway Jury

Theatrical Release Date: 2003 10 17 (USA)

UPC: 024543720492

Studio: 20th Century Fox

MPAA Rating: PG13   Contains:[Violence, Adult Language]

Summary: Three people attempt to bend justice for their own purposes in this drama based on the best-selling novel by John Grisham. After a man dies in a shooting incident, his wife files a lawsuit against the company that manufactured the gun, with her lawyer, Wendell Rohr (Dustin Hoffman), arguing that the firm in question knew the shop which sold the weapon was not following federal regulations pertaining to the sale of firearms. As the case goes to trial, the firearm manufacturer is taking no chances on the outcome of a potentially devastating case, and they hire as part of their legal team Rankin Fitch (Gene Hackman), a "jury consultant" who makes it his business to see that he knows enough about the jurors to be able to guarantee the result of the trial. Fitch and his team have learned incriminating secrets about nearly everyone hearing the evidence, but Fitch discovers two factors he wasn't counting upon -- Nick Easter (John Cusack), the jury member who appears to have an agenda all his own, and Marlee (Rachel Weisz), a mysterious woman who has her own plans regarding bending the jury to her will. Bruce Davison, Jeremy Piven, and Bruce McGill round out the supporting cast. Incidentally, in John Grisham's original book, the case was filed against a cigarette manufacturer, but the producers opted to adjust the story after several real-life trials against tobacco companies. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Category: Thriller

Features: Hackman & Hoffman Together at last: Over 20 minutes of exclusive scene rehearsal footage and Interviews!
Full-length Audio Commentary by Director Gary Fleder
Scene-Specific Commentary by Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman
Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary
5 Additional Featurettes
(Acting, Making-of, Cinematography, Production Design, Editing)

Runaway Jury

Format: Blu-ray

Release Date: 02/28/2012

Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1 Cinemascope

Audio: DHMA, DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1

Runtime: 127 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,Spanish,French

Subtitles: English,Spanish,French

Region: Blu-ray region A (North America, Central America, South America, Japan, Taiwan, North Korea, South Korea, Hong Kong, Southeast Asia)

Todd Kristel

Runaway Jury is a reasonably entertaining film if you don't think about it too much. It offers relatively tight pacing, an impressive cast, and a plot that combines courtroom drama, fights, chases, and assorted cat-and-mouse games. However, you may be disappointed if you're looking for an airtight plot that doesn't strain credulity or leave any loose ends hanging, a serious exploration of the complex issues that are raised in the story, in-depth character development, or any degree of subtlety. This is a heavy-handed potboiler that demonizes the gun industry and offers only limited opportunity for its talented supporting cast to stretch their acting muscles. You do get a chance to see Gene Hackman (in his third John Grisham film adaptation) and Dustin Hoffman in their first film together, John Cusack is a good fit for the lead role, and the story is generally engaging if you don't mind the plot contrivances. But there's a lot of wasted potential in this movie. ~ Todd Kristel, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Christopher Young  Composer (Music Score) 
Matthew Chapman  Screenwriter 
Arnon Milchan  Producer 
Christopher Mankiewicz  Producer 
Jeffrey Downer  Executive Producer 
Gary Fleder  Director 
Gary Fleder  Producer 
Rick Cleveland  Screenwriter 
Brian Koppelman  Screenwriter 
David Levien  Screenwriter 
John Cusack  Actor 
Gene Hackman  Actor 
Dustin Hoffman  Actor 
Rachel Weisz  Actor 
Bruce Davison  Actor 
Bruce McGill  Actor 
Jeremy Piven  Actor 
Melora Walters  Actor 
Nick Searcy  Actor 
Stanley Anderson  Actor 
Cliff Curtis  Actor 
Nestor Serrano  Actor 
Leland Orser  Actor 
Jennifer Beals  Actor 
Gerry Bamman  Actor 
Joanna Going  Actor 
Bill Nunn  Actor 
Juanita Jennings  Actor 
Marguerite Moreau  Actor 
Nora Dunn  Actor 
Guy Torry  Actor 
Rusty Schwimmer  Actor 
Luis Guzman  Actor 
Orlando Jones  Actor 
Michael Arata  Actor 
Jason Davis  Actor 
Deacon Dawson  Actor 
Corri English  Actor 
Wayne Ferrara  Actor 
Stuart Greer  Actor 
Douglas M. Griffin  Actor 
Rhoda Griffis  Actor 
Gary Grubbs  Actor 
Fahnlohnee R. Harris  Actor 
Lori Heuring  Actor 
David Jensen  Actor 
Mark Jeffrey Miller  Actor 
Stephen Milton  Actor 
Carol Sutton  Actor 
Irene Ziegler  Actor 

Country: USA