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Format: DVD
Sku: 40234610
UPC: 024543100812
UPC 14: 00024543100812
Category Keywords: Courtroom  Crime  Suspense  Theatrical Release  Thriller
Rating: Game Rating Code
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In their first film together, screen legends Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman face off in this electrifying nail-biter about a ruthless jury consultant who'll do anything to win. With lives and millions of dollars at stake, the fixer plays a deadly cat-and-mouse game with a jury member (John Cusack) and a mysterious woman (Rachel Weisz) who offer to deliver the verdict to the highest bidder. Packed with danger, intrigue and pulse-pounding twists and turns, Runaway Jury rules!

"John Grisham's judicial thrillers are pure formula, but it's one that keeps on working.  Louis Hobson, Calgary Sun
"Runaway Jury hooks the audience, and after 10 minutes there's no looking back.  Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Thanks to the high-powered cast, slick editing and an ingenious, far-fetched script, the movie is highly entertaining.  Philip French, Guardian

Editor's Note
Director Gary Fleder (THINGS TO DO IN DENVER WHEN YOU'RE DEAD, KISS THE GIRLS) tackles best-selling novelist John Grisham's tale of jury manipulation in RUNAWAY JURY. Jury consultant Rankin Fitch (Gene Hackman) can spin any jury in favor of his client. At least he always could before. But his latest job may turn out to be his most challenging. As an explosive civil case goes to trial in New Orleans, Fitch thinks he has arranged for the perfect jury and has the verdict sealed in favor of his client, a gun manufacturer. Soon, however, he starts receiving phone calls from the mysterious Marlee (Rachel Weisz), who claims that she can turn the jury any way she wants and--for a price--she'll spin it his way. Meanwhile, Marlee is making the same offer to the plaintiff's lawyer, Wendell Rohr (Dustin Hoffman), a Southern gentleman who always plays by the rules. Marlee's insider is Juror #9, Nick Easter (John Cusack), who is working with her to influence his fellow jurors. Are these two just grifters in it for the money, or do they have another agenda? The audience is kept guessing until the very end.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Sensormatic

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/19/2014
Video Play Time Running Time: 127 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2003
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2220081
Video UPC UPC: 00024543100812
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.35:1
Entertainment Reviews
Expert Review Runaway Jury - DVD Review
By: Blake French DVD Reviews
Published on: 1/16/2009 7:45 PM
It’s a sunny weekday in beautiful New Orleans as a middle-aged, white-collar businessman arrives at his office. He settles into a chair behind his desk and ponders a song in his head. He can’t think of the words, so he calls his secretary into the office. He explains to her that he will be celebrating his young daughter’s birthday later today, and he promised to sing this song for her. The secretary smiles warmly and helps him remember the lyrics. Suddenly, horror and chaos erupt as gunfire interrupts their singing. The businessman instructs the secretary to take shelter behind his desk as he locks the office the full review

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Bruce Davison
Video Cast Info Dustin Hoffman
Video Cast Info Gene Hackman
Video Cast Info Jeremy Piven
Video Cast Info John Cusack
Video Cast Info Rachel Weisz
Video Cast Info Brian Koppelman - Screenplay
Video Cast Info Christopher Young - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Gary Fleder - Director
Video Cast Info Gary Fleder - Producer
Video Cast Info Jeffrey Downer - Executive Producer
Video Cast Info John Grisham - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Nelson Coates - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Robert Elswit - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info William Steinkamp - Editor

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...A faster, more agile bundle of entertainment than the book..." 10/24/2003 p.81-2

New York Times
"...Mr. Cusack wrings contradictions out of his genial, buffoonish persona that show an actor's canniness at work....Nora Dunn gleams as an upstanding and unsteady juror..." 10/17/2003 p.E25

USA Today
"...The performers are pros down to Bruce McGill's credible turn as the judge..." 10/17/2003 p.5E

Los Angeles Times
"...How it all plays out comes as a nifty surprise, involving a series of dramatic twists..." 10/17/2003 p.C1

"...Absorbing....[The] cast has a grand time with the tale's histrionic possibilities..." 10/13/2003 p.26

Sight and Sound
"[P]acy, polished entertainment....Fleder has made a brisk, enjoyable popcorn movie..." 03/01/2004 p.58

"[A] classy potboiler." 07/01/2004 p.144

James Berardinelli's ReelViews 5 of 10
One approaches a movie based on a John Grisham thriller much the same as one approaches a Grisham no - James Berardinelli

Rolling Stone 6 of 10
Director Gary Fleder (Don't Say a Word) fares best showing the technology used to choose, spy - Peter Travers

Chicago Sun-Times 8 of 10
The movie hums along with a kind of sublime craftsmanship, fueled by the consistent performances of - Roger Ebert

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Cusack,John
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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