Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley and Jack Klugman lead the distinctive cast of jurors whose character portrayals are "perfect in every detail" (The Hollywood Reporter). With its star powered cast and three 1957 Oscar nominations including Best Picture,12 Angry Men is a powerful, suspenseful and "fascinatingly entertaining film" (Los Angeles Examiner).Eleven jurors are convinced that the defendant is guilty of murder. The twelfth has no doubt of his innocence. How can this one man steer the others toward the same conclusion? It's a case of seemingly overwhelming evidence against a teenager accused of killing his father in "one of the best pictures ever made" (The Hollywood Reporter)
Sidney Lumet's directorial debut is a snapshot of the American judicial system in action. Twelve average New York males convene in a very small jury room on a very hot day in order to reach a verdict in a murder trial. Almost everyone wants to vote guilty and get on with their lives except for Juror No. 8 (Henry Fonda), a conscientious citizen who insists on establishing reasonable doubt. Arguments are made, cigarettes are smoked, murder weapons examined, diagrams drawn, and prejudices revealed. Firm opinions weaken and reverse; voices get raised, the clock ticks, and a ghetto kids life hangs in the balance. Lumet's direction and camerawork steadily builds pressure into the plot. Director Sidney Lumet Star Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Martin Balsam, Jack Klugman, Jack Warden, E.G. Marshall, Ed Begley Special Features: Widescreen - 1.66 Audio: Mono - English, French Subtitles - English, Spanish - Optional Additional Release Material: Behind the Scenes - 1. "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt: Making 12 ANGRY MEN" 2. "Inside the Jury Room" Runtime: 96 minutes Year of Release: 1957.