“12 Angry Men” quotes

Movie 12 Angry Men
Sidney Lumet directed this movie in 1957
Title 12 Angry Men
Year 1957
Director Sidney Lumet
Genre Drama
Plot – A young Spanish-American guy is charged with the murder of his father. The majority of the jury is convinced that the guy is guilty as the proofs seem irrefutable and they want to solve the case quickly so they can go home. However, one of them is stubbornly convinced of the guy’s innocence and begins to instill doubts in the others’ minds.
All actors – Martin Balsam, John Fiedler, Lee J. Cobb, E.G. Marshall, Jack Klugman, Edward Binns, Jack Warden, Henry Fonda, Joseph Sweeney, Ed Begley, George Voskovec, Robert Webber, Rudy Bond, James Kelly, Billy Nelson, John Savoca
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  • “- Juror #6: You think he's not guilty, huh?
    - Juror #8: I don't know. It's possible.”

    Edward Binns - Juror 6
    Henry Fonda - Juror 8
  • “- Juror #2: It's hard to put into words. I just think he's guilty. I thought it was obvious from the word, 'Go'. Nobody proved otherwise.
    - Juror #8: Nobody has to prove otherwise. The burden of proof is on the prosecution. The defendant doesn't even have to open his mouth. That's in the Constitution.”

    John Fiedler - Juror 2
    Henry Fonda - Juror 8
  • - Juror #11: I beg pardon...
    - Juror #10: "I beg pardon?" What are you so polite about?
    - Juror #11: For the same reason you are not: it's the way I was brought up.

    George Voskovec - Juror 11
    Ed Begley - Juror 10
  • “- Juror #3: You're talkin' about a matter of *seconds!* Nobody can be that accurate!
    - Juror #8: Well, I think testimony that can put a boy into the electric chair should be that accurate.”

    Lee J. Cobb - Juror 3
    Henry Fonda - Juror 8
  • “It's always difficult to keep personal prejudice out of a thing like this. And wherever you run into it, prejudice always obscures the truth. I don't really know what the truth is. I don't suppose anybody will ever really know. Nine of us now seem to feel that the defendant is innocent, but we're just gambling on probabilities - we may be wrong....” (continue)(continue reading)
    Henry Fonda - Juror 8
  • “Gentlemen, that's a very sad thing... to be nothing.”
    Joseph Sweeney - Juror 9