User:Mhaille/12 Angry XMen

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12 Angry XMen is a 2000 American drama film adapted from a teleplay of the same name by Stan Lee. Directed by Brian Singer, the film tells the story of a jury made up of 12 mutants as they deliberate the guilt or innocence of a defendant on the basis of reasonable doubt.

Plot Synopsis

A teenaged Hispanic boy has just been tried for the murder of his father, and the case is now in the hands of the jury made up of mutants, where a guilty verdict will send the boy to the electric chair.

The case looks, on the surface, cut and dried, but one juror (Professor Charles Xavier), despite his own feeling that the defendant is probably guilty, feels that the facts, at very least, merit a cursory review, before the jury hands in a guilty verdict. His insistence on a brief examination of the case, coupled with his inherent mindreading abilities, seems to rub many on the jury the wrong way, as they continue to see the matter as open and shut.

Cast of Characters

Juror # Character Name Order that juror votes 'not guilty'
1/The Foreman The jury foreman, somewhat preoccupied with his duties; proves to be accommodating to others. 9
2 Freezer repairman, cold and unfeeling New Yorker. Robert Drake 5
3 A businessman and an emotionally distraught father, opinionated and stubborn with a temper and an alleged streak of sadism; the antagonist 12
4 Selfless, self-disciplined, and ethical schoolteacher with a tenancy to view the world through rose-tinted glasses. Scott Summers 11
5 A young man from a violent slum, a Baltimore Orioles fan 3
6 Tough talking, cigar chomping lumberjack, possibly of Canadian origin, quick tempered. James Howlett 6
7 A salesman, sports fan, superficial and indifferent to the deliberations 7
8 Wheelchair bound school headmaster, the lone dissenter (in the beginning); the protagonist. Identified as "Xavier" at end of film Charles Francis Xavier 1
9 A wise and observant, blue skinned medical practitioner. Identified as "Hank McCoy" at end of film Dr. Henry Philip "Hank" McCoy 2
10 German Jewish immigrant; a pushy loudmouthed bigot with a somewhat magnetic personality. Max Eisenhardt 10
11 An immigrant circus-worker, proud to be a naturalized American citizen, whose opinion is coloured by his strong Catholic beliefs. Kurt Wagner 4
12 An excitable, indecisive advertising executive 8
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