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"One Angry Juror"
review by Suzanne
Premieres on Lifetime Monday, November 15 at 9 pm ET/PT
This is a good film. I enjoyed it quite a lot. At first I didn't
think the heroine, Sarah (Kate Capshaw), was very likable, but then we realize
she is just very busy. One she sees what is going on, she is concerned,
and then you root for her.
Sarah is a corporate lawyer who gets picked for jury duty. She
tries not to get on the jury, but they pick her, anyway. She finds that many of
her fellow jurors just want out of there and are ready to convict the guy who is
up for murder. She is the only dissenter, and she convinces others that
there are not enough facts to convict him.
Then because there is a hung jury, he is to be re-tried again.
His grandmother begs her to be his lawyer. Even though she already has a job and
is not a defense attorney, she takes the case. Yes, that's a little silly, but
it is otherwise very well-written. We see her go through the whole process of
finding more evidence and going to trial.
It's an entertaining way to spend a couple of hours, and the
acting is solid. The fat guy from "Cold Case" is in it, too, and he is fun
in this role. Another familiar actor, Michael Jai White, plays his private
detective. I'm not saying it's completely unpredictable, but it's worth
It almost seemed like one of those TV show pilots. I would say
that the only flaw is that the show is set in New Orleans, and I did not get
that feel from it one bit. It could have been any city.
LIFETIME TELEVISION PREMIERES ONE ANGRY JUROR, STARRING JESSICA
ON NOVEMBER 15
LOS ANGELES, CA (October 13, 2010) - Popular television and film
Jessica Capshaw (Grey's Anatomy, The Practice) stars as a woman out
justice on behalf of a man accused of murder in the Lifetime Original
Movie, One Angry Juror. The film will premiere Monday, November 15,
9pm ET/PT on Lifetime Television.
Based on a true story, One Angry Juror follows the story of Sarah
(Capshaw), a tough, opinionated, no-nonsense New Orleans attorney who
been chosen to serve on the jury of a murder trial. Reluctantly
her duty, she is apathetic towards the defendant until she is
that he may actually be innocent. Unwavering, Sarah deadlocks the
secure a mistrial. When they retry the case, she partners with the
defense attorney Donald Burston (Jeremy Ratchford, Cold Case) and
detective Derrick White (Michael Jai White, Why Did I Get Married
and the investigation leads them through a dangerous maze of
With the support of her husband (Jonathan Scarfe, ER), Sarah begins
reconcile her own past and realize that she is one man's last chance
ABOUT JESSICA CAPSHAW
Capshaw is best known for her roles as "Dr. Arizona Robbins" on ABC's
Grey's Anatomy and "Jamie Stringer" on David E. Kelley's The
1997, she appeared in her first theatrical feature, The Locusts, with
Capshaw, Vince Vaughn, Ashley Judd, Paul Rudd and Jeremy Davies.
graduated from Brown University in 1998 with a degree in English
Literature. She also attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
Program in London while on a break from Brown. Her additional film
include Minority Report, starring Tom Cruise; Denial, with Patrick
Dempsey; The Love Letter, opposite Blythe Danner and Ellen DeGeneres;
Mesmerist, with Neil Patrick Harris; and The Groomsmen, featuring
Burns. Her television resume also includes roles on ER, Bones, The L
and Odd Man Out.
ABOUT THE PRODUCTION
One Angry Juror is produced by One Angry Road Productions Ltd. for
Lifetime. Emmy(r) winner Craig Baumgarten (A Street Car Named
Shattered Glass, Never Back Down) and Adam Merims (Shattered Glass,
Matador) are executive producers. Paul Kaufman (Sins of the Mother)
serves as executive producer and directed the screenplay from Rachel
Abramowitz (Is that a Gun in Your Pocket?). Harvey Kahn (Lying to be
Perfect) produced the film.
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