Another movie I watched on Saturday night was Runaway Jury. The movie was a very dynamic one and the plot had a lot of twists which was like a cat-and-mouse scene. And I also noted that the title was also… quite literal.
After a horrifying office shooting in New Orleans takes place, the wife of one of the murdered victims sue the gun companies in an attempt to get compensation from the gun industry in USA. However, her lawyer will have to face off some tough opponents. The defendant’s jury consultant, Rankin Fitch, is behind this game that he had created by using illegal methods to make the jury feel sympathy for the defense.
So, we all start of in court as both parties choose their jurors. A particular juror that puzzled Fitch was Nicolas Easter. He had a weird personality as a joker. Nevertheless, they still chose him to join the group of jurors. Unfortunately, they had just made their biggest mistake…
Easter and his girlfriend, Marlee are hiding a very big secret. To influence the jury to making any verdict they want! So, as the trial progresses, things remain simple until the prosecution was on the verge of losing. That’s when the duo strike. They try to make offers with both sides, seeing who would be willing to make a deal first.
Soon, as things start to go wrong for the defendant’s side through thorough planning from Easter and Marlee. Fitch decides to make a deal first before more things go wrong and lose the case.
But, the duo have their own intentions, and with the money Fitch had given to them as part of their deal, they now execute the next stage of the plan, sabotaging the case. What do you think will happen? Well, see for yourself!
Overall, this movie is very interesting as we could all see why jury is a very vital part in trials.