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Movie Review 1 Runaway Jury By: Selina Appel ADJ/235 Yolanda White Johnson November 15, 2009
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Movie Review 2 This film is based on a book written by John Grisham a graduate of the law school at the University of Mississippi and a one-time practitioner in Southaven, Mississippi, and a bestselling author. Runaway Jury is a story, which takes place in New Orleans, about a conspiracy to buy the jury of a high profile wrongful death suit against a gun manufacturer. The book's original plot involved a tobacco company in Atlanta, and a few twists and turns aside; everything else is essentially the same. As Rachel Weisz and John Cusack attempt to extort millions of dollars from the prosecuting and defense attorney’s, prosecutor Wendell Rohr (Dustin Hoffman) and jury consultant Rankin Fitch (Gene Hackman), whose unethical and downright illegal tactics are of picking and influencing jurors to sway a certain way. The story opens with a birthday party for the son of Jacob Woods (Dylan McDermott). When we move to see Jacob at his office, the sound of gunfire rings out, and in trying to protect a coworker, Jacob is murdered. Several months later, his widow is suing a gun manufacturer for the wrongful death of her husband, alleging that their product was unsafe. The gun manufacturer hires Fitch, the best jury consultant in the business and pays him millions to secure and ensure a selection of jurors sympathetic to the industry and vote in favor of the gun manufacturer. Fitch sets up shop where he installs hidden cameras in the courtroom to observe potential jurors during questioning. From his remote command center armed with plasma televisions, phones, maps and other equipment, he advises the defense council Durwood Cable (Bruce Davison) which jury to pick and which not to pick. . Once the jury is complete, his crew does some data mining on all the jurors to find out their weaknesses, strengths, and dirty little secrets, anything he can use to get the juror to sway his way. Fitch manipulates juries both in the selection process and during the trial but on this occasion, he finds himself up against an unusual challenge. However, one juror Nicholas Easter
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Movie Review 3 (Cusack) has his own agenda his mission is to lead the jury to a verdict for the plaintiff, and although
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