Director: Gary Fleder

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Film:Runaway Jury

Runaway Jury

Gary Fleder

Based on the bestseller by John Grisham, Runaway Jury is a slick thriller that’s exciting enough to overcome the gaps in its plot. The ultimate target has been changed: Grisham’s legal assault on the tobacco industry was switched to the hot-button issue of gun control (no doubt to avoid comparison to The Insider) in a riveting exposé of jury-tampering. Gene Hackman plays the ultra-cynical, utterly unscrupulous pawn of the gun-makers, using an expert staff and advanced electronics to hand-pick a New Orleans jury that will return a favorable verdict;…

Film:Don't Say a Word

Don't Say a Word

Gary Fleder

Adapted from Andrew Klavan’s bestselling suspense novel, Don’t Say a Word is a suitable companion to director Gary Fleder’s earlier hit Kiss the Girls, with solid performances serving a plot that begins promisingly. The tension starts when the daughter of a topnotch New York psychiatrist (Michael Douglas) is kidnapped by a bitter ex-con (Sean Bean) with an old score to settle. Aided by an unwitting colleague (Oliver Platt), Douglas can save his daughter by extracting crucial information from a traumatized patient (Brittany Murphy), while his…

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