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Runaway Jury [WS] [DVD] [2003]

In this legal-thriller based on the novel by John Grisham, several people involved in a court case against a gun manufacturer attempt to manipulate the jury for different reasons. Featuring a film transfer that preserves the original widescreen aspect ratio (a full-creen version was released simultaneously), the DVD for director Gary Fleder's Runaway Jury also allows viewers to select the original English soundtrack in Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound or French and Spanish dubbed Dolby Digital Stereo tracks. Along with English, Spanish, and French subtitles, the disc boasts a number of bonus features. Offering a glimpse into the making of the film, Fleder provides optional feature-length audio commentary, while stars Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman lend their voices to shorter scene-specific commentary tracks. For additional behind-the-scenes experiences, five featurettes are included, covering such areas of production as acting, cinematography, and editing. Finally, to see what landed on the cutting room floor, viewers are treated to a selection of deleted scenes that can be played with or without audio commentary by Fleder.
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    Special Features


    • Full-length audio commentary by director Gary Fleder
    • Scene-specific commentary by Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman
    • Deleted scenes with commentary
    • Five featurettes covering the acting, cinematography, production design, editing, and making of the film
    • Closed Captioned

    Synopsis


    Runaway Jury
    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

    Cast & Crew


    • John Cusack
      John Cusack - Nick Easter
    • Gene Hackman
      Gene Hackman - Rankin Fitch
    • Dustin Hoffman
      Dustin Hoffman - Wendell Rohr
    • Rachel Weisz
      Rachel Weisz - Marlee
    • Bruce McGill
      Bruce McGill - Judge Harkin



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    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 10 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good adaptation of a John Grisham novel!

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      Zylus11
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      It had been a few years since I caught this movie in theaters but being a John Cusack, Rachel Weisz, Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman fan I can honestly say they bring their A game into this story. I read the novel way way back and enjoyed the story. The movie adaptation is well done though "The Firm" this is not. We'll worth watching!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Surprise ending

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      matineeidol
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      Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman face off in this suspenseful trial thriller which is chalked full of danger and twists. Loosely based on the book by John Grisham. Blu-ray 2.40:1 aspect ratio

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great cast, some of my favorite actors !

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      Bobby611
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      This was a great story with an ending I did not expect. I will watch over & over, enjoying each time as good as the first watch !!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

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      mikerp
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      Enjoyable court room thriller. Good acting in a good story. Actors are enjoyable to watch. Good price for a good movie. Worth it!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie

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      Popo
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      Great movie. Keeps you guessing the whole time. Makes you wonder if the system can be taken on and controled

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      intense drama

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      apehead
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      very good movie cusack and weiz make a great team and hackman is very good

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      it's a good movie

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      romecff
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      I like how it show's that people will do anything to get justice

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent

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      Gracie
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      ****************The Cast Is Amazing***************

      I would recommend this to a friend



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