Being aware of this is the first step to better understanding. He is unwilling or unable to level with the others and is also unreceptive to any feedback. The experiment proves the possibility but Juror 5 then steps up and demonstrates the correct way to hold and use a switchblade; revealing that anyone skilled with a switchblade, as the boy would be, would always stab underhanded at an upwards angle against an opponent who was taller than them, as the grip of stabbing downwards would be too awkward and the act of changing hands too time consuming.
He bursts, accusing the others of being crazy.
Outraged at how the proceedings have gone, Juror 10 goes into a rage on why people from the slums cannot be trusted, of how they are little better than animals who gleefully kill each other off for fun.
Eleven points out how dark it was in the tenement building when the jurors went to visit the scene of the crime. A man who grew up in a violent slum, and does not take kindly to insults about his upbringing.
The judge informs the jurors that they are faced with a grave decision and that the court would not entertain any acts of mercy for the boy if found guilty. Gradually they are won over by his arguments and even the most narrow minded of his fellow jurors hesitantly agrees with him.
The look on his face shows he has a realization. The jurors recount her testimony until they realize that she was wearing bifocals, and would have had to wake up in the middle of the night and look across a blurry area, through a passing train, to see the murder occur.
Juror Six is not the most intelligent of the group and he spends much of his time listening to and contemplating the opinions of the other jurors. Three wonders why the old man would lie and Nine points out the quietness and poverty of the man.
They are evenly split: As the jurors leave the room, Juror 8 helps the distraught Juror 3 with his coat in a show of compassion.
Juror 2 questions the likelihood that the boy, who was almost a foot shorter than his father, could have inflicted the downward stab wound found in the body. He points out that many of them have said such a thing, with no plans to do so. NEXT Lights, camera, action! Having argued several points and gotten Twelve angry men plot favorable response from the others, Juror 8 reluctantly agrees that he has only succeeded in hanging the jury.
Jurors 2 John Fiedler and 6 Edward Binns also decide to vote "not guilty", tying the vote at The movie illustrates the process of leveling and soliciting feedback which can make all the difference.
Juror 3, growing more irritated throughout the process, explodes in a rant: Even before the deliberation talks begin it is apparent most of the men are certain the boy is guilty.
The jury encounters many difficulties in learning to communicate and deal with each other. His defenses start to crumble as his unconscious emotions become visible to him. The jurors do another round of voting.
Cite This Page Choose citation style: Juror 8 argues that reasonable doubt exists, and that he therefore cannot vote "guilty", but concedes that he has merely hung the jury. The next jurors to change their votes are Jurors 12 Robert Webber and the Jury Foreman Martin Balsammaking the vote 93 and leaving only three dissenters:Plot: “Twelve Angry Men” is an interesting and exciting jury-room confrontation in which an "open and shut case" becomes strenuous as twelve strangers scuffle for answers.
In the play, Twelve Angry Men (also called Twelve Angry Jurors), a jury must decide whether or not to reach a guilty verdict and sentence a 19 year old defendant to death.
At the beginning of the play, eleven jurors vote "guilty." Only one, Juror #8, believes that the young man might be innocent. 12 Angry Men () on IMDb: Plot summary, synopsis, and more.
The movie Twelve Angry Men begins with an eighteen year old boy from the ghetto who is on trial for the murder of his abusive father.
A jury of twelve men is. Jul 29, · Watch video · A full ten years after 12 Angry Men () () was released, it inspired a plot on the The Andy Griffith Show () (), in which Aunt Bee Taylor plays the lone holdout juror (exactly like Henry Fonda's character) who steadfastly votes "not guilty". She repeatedly holds her vote even while up against the /10(K).
Twelve Angry Men Plot Summary A teenaged Hispanic boy has just been tried for the murder of his father, and the case is now in the hands of the jury.