12 Angry Men is a 1957 courtroom drama film directed by Sidney Lumet. Based on the television play by Reginald Rose, the film focuses on a jury of twelve men deliberating over the guilt or innocence of a defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt. The defendant is an 18-year-old boy from a city slum, accused of stabbing his father to death. In the beginning, all jurors, except Juror #8 (Henry Fonda), are convinced of the boy's guilt. Over the course of the film, Juror #8 sows a seed of reasonable doubt, which leads to intense discussion and conflict among the jurors. 12 Angry Men is widely regarded as one of the best courtroom dramas.
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