November 30


Runaway Jury – Legal Movies | Podcast 006

4 Legal English Podcast | Episode 006

In this episode, we discuss the legal thriller Runaway Jury.

We will also discuss voir dire and the use of jury consultants. This movie has some great scenes about the jury selection process in court (known as voir dire).  The attorneys for both the plaintiff and defense have jury consultants advising them during this process.

Runaway Jury

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Legal Movies: Runaway Jury

Runaway Jury - the jury

Would you trust this jury to be fair and impartial?

Runaway Jury

According to Wikipedia:

Runaway Jury is a 2003 American legal thriller film directed by Gary Fleder and starring John Cusack, Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, and Rachel Weisz. An adaptation of John Grisham's 1996 novel The Runaway Jury,[2] the film pits lawyer Wendell Rohr (Hoffman) against shady jury consultant Rankin Fitch (Hackman), who uses illegal means to stack the jury with people sympathetic to the defense. Meanwhile, a high-stakes cat-and-mouse game begins when juror Nicholas Easter (Cusack) and his girlfriend Marlee (Weisz) appear to be able to sway the jury into delivering any verdict they want in a trial against a gun manufacturer. The film was released October 17, 2003.

For more about the movie, see the IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes pages.

4 Legal English: Best Legal Movies

This movie discussion is the first in a series. We will begin to review movies with a legal theme and discuss what we can learn from them. We will point out what is realistic and unrealistic, and use the movie as a starting point to examine some aspect of the law or the legal system. Of course we will also consider if the film is entertaining, humorous, and enjoyable.

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