RUNAWAY JURY

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Release Date: October 17, 2003

Starring: Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, John Cusack, Rachel Wiesz, Bruce Davison, Bruce McGill, and Jeremy Piven

Genre: Drama/Mystery/Courtroom Drama

Audience: Older children to
adults REVIEWER: Dr. Tom
Snyder RUNAWAY JURY is a
left-wing propaganda movie
that is absolutely shameless
in the way it makes all the
characters opposed to its
radical message look as bad as
possible. Ironically, the game
that this movie about jury
tampering plays is as phony
and rigged as the jury in the
story. John Cusack stars in
the movie as a young man who
infiltrates a jury in New
Orleans during a trial against
a gun manufacturer. Dustin
Hoffman plays the lawyer suing
the manufacturer for being
culpable when a disturbed man
uses one of the
manufacturer’s guns to
slaughter a bunch of people in
an office. Gene Hackman plays
the evil jury consultant
working for the gun
manufacturer. Rachel Wiesz
plays Cusack’s cohort, who
offers the jury to both sides,
for $15 million. Ultimately,
RUNAWAY JURY is nothing more
than a leftist diatribe
against gun ownership. The
movie presents none of the
many facts and arguments
against gun control and in
favor of gun ownership. Also,
nearly all of the characters
supporting the gun
manufacturer in the movie are
sleazy, obnoxious and stupid.
RUNAWAY JURY is an abhorrent
movie that deserves our
righteous condemnation.
Apparently, the leftist
elitists in Hollywood can’t
make a political movie without
setting up a bunch of straw
men. This will only hurt them
in the long run, because it
weakens their filmmaking
skills and alienates them from
the average moviegoer in
America’s heartland. The
cast makes a good effort at
selling this sludge, but their
characters are stereotypes
with little substance behind
them. The movie uses these
stereotypes to argue that
violent criminals are the
result of a corrupt social
system. This Rousseauian
Romantic worldview is
supported by clear statements
and scenes designed to appeal
to the emotions of moviegoers,
rather than engage their
brains. Unhappily, there are
many people who will fall for
such superficial cinematic
techniques. This is exactly
what happened in Germany when
Adolph Hitler and his National
Socialist demagogues used
movies like TRIUMPH OF THE
WILL to convince the German
people that murdering Jews,
handicapped people, sickly
senior citizens, and unborn
children was a good idea. The
pro-abortion, pro-gun control
leftists in Hollywood are the
rightful heirs of these
socialist monsters. Please
address your comments
to: Peter Chernin, Chairman
and CEO The Fox Group Tom
Rothman and Jim Gianopulos,
Chairmen Fox Filmed
Entertainment 20th Century Fox
Film Corp. A division of Fox,
Inc. and News Corp. 10201 West
Pico Blvd. Los Angeles, CA
90035 Phone: (310)
369-1000 Website: www.fox.com

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: 127 minutes

Address Comments To:

Content:

(RoRo, PCPCPC, AP, C, Ab, LLL, VV, A, D, M) Strong Romantic worldview using emotional arguments to make a very strong politically correct, deceitful case for gun control, with an anti-American slant that targets the American military and cynically uses patriotism to manipulate jury, lawyers, and judge in civil case, plus a few positive references to Christianity such as prayer, religious candles, and a God bless you, as well as at least a couple anti-Christian elements such as pastor’s wife has a secret sin and villain lightly mocks man’s faith; at least 24 obscenities, two strong profanities, and one light profanity; moderate violence such as gunshots heard as gunman slaughters office workers, arson, apartment trashed, implied suicide attempt, and very rough struggle between woman and male attacker; no sex or nudity; alcohol use; smoking; and, lying, jury tampering, and extortion.

GENRE: Drama/Mystery/Courtroom Drama

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Summary:

RUNAWAY JURY is a propaganda movie about a trial against an evil gun manufacturer. The movie presents none of the many facts and arguments against gun control and in favor of gun ownership, and nearly all of the characters supporting the gun manufacturer in the movie are sleazy and obnoxious.

Review:

RUNAWAY JURY is a left-wing propaganda movie that is absolutely shameless in the way it makes all the characters opposed to its radical message look as bad as possible. Ironically, the game that this movie about jury tampering plays is as phony and rigged as the jury in the story.

John Cusack stars in the movie as a young man who infiltrates a jury in New Orleans during a trial against a gun manufacturer. Dustin Hoffman plays the lawyer suing the manufacturer for being culpable when a disturbed man uses one of the manufacturer’s guns to slaughter a bunch of people in an office. Gene Hackman plays the evil jury consultant working for the gun manufacturer. Rachel Wiesz plays Cusack’s cohort, who offers the jury to both sides, for $15 million.

Ultimately, RUNAWAY JURY is nothing more than a leftist diatribe against gun ownership. The movie presents none of the many facts and arguments against gun control and in favor of gun ownership. Also, nearly all of the characters supporting the gun manufacturer in the movie are sleazy, obnoxious and stupid. RUNAWAY JURY is an abhorrent movie that deserves our righteous condemnation. Apparently, the leftist elitists in Hollywood can’t make a political movie without setting up a bunch of straw men. This will only hurt them in the long run, because it weakens their filmmaking skills and alienates them from the average moviegoer in America’s heartland.

The cast makes a good effort at selling this sludge, but their characters are stereotypes with little substance behind them. The movie uses these stereotypes to argue that violent criminals are the result of a corrupt social system. This Rousseauian Romantic worldview is supported by clear statements and scenes designed to appeal to the emotions of moviegoers, rather than engage their brains.

Unhappily, there are many people who will fall for such superficial cinematic techniques. This is exactly what happened in Germany when Adolph Hitler and his National Socialist demagogues used movies like TRIUMPH OF THE WILL to convince the German people that murdering Jews, handicapped people, sickly senior citizens, and unborn children was a good idea. The pro-abortion, pro-gun control leftists in Hollywood are the rightful heirs of these socialist monsters.

Please address your comments to:

Peter Chernin, Chairman and CEO

The Fox Group

Tom Rothman and Jim Gianopulos, Chairmen

Fox Filmed Entertainment

20th Century Fox Film Corp.

A division of Fox, Inc. and News Corp.

10201 West Pico Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90035

Phone: (310) 369-1000

Website: www.fox.com

SUMMARY: RUNAWAY JURY is a propaganda movie about a trial against an evil gun manufacturer. The movie presents none of the many facts and arguments against gun control and in favor of gun ownership, and nearly all of the characters supporting the gun manufacturer in the movie are sleazy and obnoxious.

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