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Overall B-

John Grisham's novel comes to life in this courtroom drama. Rankin Fitch (Gene Hackman) and Wendell Rohr (Dustin Hoffman), are the lawyers who face off over the issue of gun control.

Violence C+
Sexual Content C+
Profanity C-
Substance Use B

MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence, language and thematic elements.

Talk to your kids about…

Runaway Jury

Is it possible for a jury to be manipulated in the manner shown in this movie? Can you think of a better or more effective method for judging people within our legal system?

A man who owns a gun shop testifies in court. He has a beard and longer dark greasy hair. He’s also portrayed as a little “simple.” What impression does this stereotype leave the audience with?

One man tells another angry man, “You cannot carry that much contempt or it will become malignant.” How can anger take over our entire personality? What are ways we can rid ourselves of hate toward others?