Runaway Jury Class Action Family Business

05/03/2007
  |  Buy to Own: 05/03/2007
  |  340 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC

Synopsis

Triple bill of popular legal drama movies. In 'Runaway Jury' (2003), Attorney, Wendell Rohr (Dustin Hoffman) is hired by the wife of a man who died in a shooting. She wants to sue the company that manufactured the gun because they allegedly knew the shop that sold it was not following federal regulations. The company's legal team hire Rankin Fitch (Gene Hackman), a high-priced and ruthless jury 'consultant' whose job it is to learn incriminating secrets about the jury - and if neccessary use them to secure a favourable verdict. But two members of the jury, Nick Easter (John Cusack) and Marlee (Rachel Weisz) have their own agenda and are not for bending. This was Hoffman and Hackman's first ever film together. In 'Class Action' (1991), Hackman plays a Civil Liberties lawyer who only fights for the underdogs in order to be on the front cover of 'Time' Magazine. His daughter (Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio) is an up and coming lawyer who opposes her father's views. Inevitably they face each other in court - a case which Hackman has virtually no chance of winning. In 'Family Business' (1989), Vito (Hoffmann) has left his father's (Sean Connery) life of crime behind him and started a successful meat-packing business. Vito's son (Matthew Broderick), however, is very much interested in crime and wants to get in on Grandpa's next big score. And it isn't long before Vito finds himself in on it too.