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Twelve Angry Men The movie Twelve Angry Men is a film about twelve men all white all within the same middle-aged group and all basically part of the middle-class who are jurors for a seemingly open-and-shut murder case The judge opens up by saying to the jurors If theres a reasonable doubt in your minds as to the guilt of the accused a reasonable doubt then you must bring me a verdict of not guilty If however there is no reasonable doubt then you must in good conscience find the accused guilty However you decide your verdict must be unanimous In the event that you find the accused guilty the bench will not entertain a recommendation for mercy The death sentence is mandatory in this case You are faced with a grave responsibility Thank you gentlemen The jurors give their initial opinions before any deliberation within the group of them They all vote guilty except for juror number eight Henry Fonda Fondas character they never really say any of the jurors names is an architect who instigates a thoughtful reconsideration of the case against the accused he is dressed in all white not a coincidence and is a patient truth-and-justice seeker who uses soft-spoken calm logical reasoning to try and convince the other jurors to see the whole picture He is courageous well-spoken and concerned but for these reasons is considered a do-gooder who is just wasting others time by some of the prejudiced jurors The ninety minutes of the movies is this juror trying to persuade and convince the other eleven members of the jury that there is reasonable doubt in the case and that they should reconsider their verdicts The movie is made so that the audience feels as if they too are a member of the jury We are never told of the persons guilt or innocence and only learn about the details
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