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The Juror

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Director  Brian Gibson
Initial DVD release  October 30, 2001
Duration  
Language  English
5.5/10 IMDb


Genre  Drama, Thriller
Budget  44 million USD
Country  United States
The Juror movie poster
Release date  February 2, 1996 (1996-02-02)
Based on  The Juror  by George Dawes Green
Writer  George Dawes Green (novel), Ted Tally (screenplay)
Cast  Demi Moore (Annie Laird), Alec Baldwin (Teacher), Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Oliver Laird), Anne Heche (Juliet), James Gandolfini (Eddie), Lindsay Crouse (Tallow)
Similar movies  12 Angry Men, A Time to Kill, The Rainmaker, Wild Things, Music Box, Dead Man Walking
Tagline  There is no defense.

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The Juror is a 1996 American crime thriller drama film based on the 1995 novel by George Dawes Green. It was directed by Brian Gibson and stars Demi Moore as a single mother picked for jury duty for a mafia trial and Alec Baldwin as a mobster sent to intimidate her.

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Plot

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Annie Laird (Demi Moore) is a sculptor who lives in New York with her son Oliver (Joseph Gordon-Levitt); she works a day job as a data entry clerk. Annie is selected to be a juror in the trial of mob boss Louie Boffano (Tony Lo Bianco), who is accused of ordering the murder of Salvatore Riggio.

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Mark Cordell (Alec Baldwin) buys some of Annie's artwork and then wines and dines her before she discovers he is better known as "The Teacher", Boffano's enforcer and the actual perpetrator of Riggio's murder. Mark tells Annie to persuade the jury to acquit Boffano, or she and Oliver will die.

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A frightened Annie convinces the jury to acquit Boffano. After the trial, Boffano questions whether Annie should "disappear", seeing her as a loose end. Mark convinces Boffano otherwise. Mark goes after Annie's friend Juliet (Anne Heche). After having sex with her, Mark reveals himself to be Annie's stalker. He pulls a gun and forces Juliet to take a fatal drug overdose. Mark boasts of Juliet's murder to Eddie (James Gandolfini), who also works for Boffano but unlike Mark, is sympathetic to Annie as he is a parent himself.

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To ensure her son's safety, Annie hides Oliver in the village of T'ui Cuch, Guatemala. The prosecutor, who figured out Annie was threatened, wants Annie to turn state's witness so they can go after Mark, who now plans to take over Boffano's empire.

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Annie convinces the prosecutor to let her wear a wire in a scheduled meeting with Mark. Annie removes the wire and gives it to Eddie, insinuating she and Mark are now a couple. Annie then succeeds in getting Mark to incriminate himself in a boastful rant about his ambitions, which she tapes on a hidden tape recorder. She uses the tape to tip off Boffano, who schedules a meeting with Mark.

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Boffano's plan backfires when Mark kills both Boffano and his son Joseph (Michael Rispoli), along with their henchmen. He also slashes Eddie's throat. Mark, furious at Annie's betrayal, calls her, revealing his intention to travel to Guatemala to kill Oliver.

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Annie travels to Guatemala where there is a showdown with Mark. He chases Oliver into a structure, where locals shoot Mark. Annie, also armed with a pistol, fires six more shots, making sure Mark is dead after he tries to shoot Annie with a gun pulled from his ankle holster. Oliver is unharmed.

Cast

  • Demi Moore as Annie Laird
  • Alec Baldwin as Mark Cordell / The Teacher
  • James Gandolfini as Eddie
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Oliver Laird
  • Lindsay Crouse as Tallow
  • Anne Heche as Juliet
  • Tony Lo Bianco as Louie Boffano
  • Michael Rispoli as Joseph Boffano
  • Matthew Cowles as Rodney
  • Matt Craven as Boone
  • Frank Adonis as DeCicco
  • Michael Constantine as Judge Weitzel
  • Reception

    The Juror was a critical failure. It holds a 15% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Moore won a joint Razzie Award for Worst Actress for both her performance in this film and in Striptease.

    References

    The Juror Wikipedia
    The Juror IMDbThe Juror Roger EbertThe Juror Rotten TomatoesThe Juror themoviedb.org


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