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Actors: James Spader, Jason Robards, Joanne Whalley, Charlotte Lewis, Piper Laurie

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Based on the novel "Juryman" by Frank Galbally, this movie stars James Spader as Cray Fowler, a young lawyer with powerful family ties who is running for Congress. After getting a note at a party, Cray meets Lee (Charlotte Lewis) at her father's dojo for a sexual encounter. It gets taped but Cray doesnt know. With him way behind in the campaign he reaches out to a local black leader Nathan LeFleur (Michael Warren) for votes. Nathan gets Cray to start thinking about the Fowler family skeletons and his father's death. The next night, a beaten up Lee shows up at Cray's apartment and tells him that someone hired her father to tape them having sex. He goes with her to the dojo to get the tape and gets into a fight with Lee's dad. Cray winds up beat up badly and the father is dead. Lee gets blamed for it and Cray decides to defend her. In the course of his investigation Cray finds out that his father swindled the local people out of the ownership of their property because there is oil underneath the land. In the middle of the court room drama Cray brings in a witness to debunk the theory that Lee did it which caused a huge scene in the court room in which Cray gets shot. Once healthy, Cray wins the election and finds out that the tape was done by his Uncle Clifford (Jason Robards) to keep the family power.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   election campaign    -   preventing leader from being blackmailed

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   a lawyer creature Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately messy visuals of dead Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing    -   seeing breasts    -   seeing nude female butt Kind of violence:    -   guns Any profanity?    -   Some foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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