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Old 01-26-04, 05:28 PM
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Court movies where the verdict didn't make sense

Don't ask why, but I watched the last 30 minutes of Coed Call Girl starring the oscar worthy Tori Spelling. In the movie, Tori shoots her pimp in the back.
During the big courtroom scene , when the defense questioned the victim (Tori's pimp) all they got him to admit was that the 'escort service' business can be shady. Then Tori takes the stand, cries about how she digraced her family,admits to shooting the guy, and the next thing I know, the jury finds her Not Guilty of all charges.

Even with the reality meter stretched to the limit, I couldn't believe that a person could get away with shooting a someone in the back by tearing up in front of the jury.

What other courtroom movies end with a decision by the jury that flies in the face of all logic?

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Well, it's not the jury decision, but Judge Howell overruling Vincent Gambini's "lucid, intelligent, well-thought out objection" in My Cousin Vinny always bothered me. If it was such a good objection, why did he overrule it?
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Originally posted by talemyn
Well, it's not the jury decision, but Judge Howell overruling Vincent Gambini's "lucid, intelligent, well-thought out objection" in My Cousin Vinny always bothered me. If it was such a good objection, why did he overrule it?
True.
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The verdict in a Time to Kill should have been set aside and a verdict in line with the law would have been more appropriate.

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Jay v. The Quickstop...
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Originally posted by bothanspy
The verdict in a Time to Kill should have been set aside and a verdict in line with the law would have been more appropriate.

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The jury reached a not guilty verdict, the State can not get another 'at bat.' The judge could have thrown out the jury's verdict and rendered his own based upon 'black letter law', but the State can not appeal a not guilty verdict.
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Originally posted by talemyn
Well, it's not the jury decision, but Judge Howell overruling Vincent Gambini's "lucid, intelligent, well-thought out objection" in My Cousin Vinny always bothered me. If it was such a good objection, why did he overrule it?
I always took that as a sign of minor corruption - or at least tunnel vision and a preconcieved assumption of the two kids guilt. That was kind of the point of the whole thing....
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Originally posted by milo bloom
Jay v. The Quickstop...



One that always bothered me a little was Rules of Engagement. Spoiler alert:


The whole world was against him, there was no evidence, no other eyewitnesses, no one in court saw the videotape, no one believed his story, and then out of the blue the jury comes back with Not Guilty (and for no apparent reason).
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Originally posted by bothanspy
The verdict in a Time to Kill should have been set aside and a verdict in line with the law would have been more appropriate.

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This is the one I thought of. Sure, those white men were bad I agree. But...Sammy was a murderer! Plain and simple! And premeditated, planned, everything. Bah...


Did he deserve a long time in jail? No, but that sort of action can't just be...allowed. IMO.
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Originally posted by milo bloom
Jay v. The Quickstop...
f'ing classic!!!!
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Originally posted by milo bloom
Jay v. The Quickstop...

BIG AMERICAN PARTY!!!
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Was there a tv movie about the OJ criminal trial? I still don't think that verdict made sense.
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The *actual* case was a TV movie.
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Originally posted by Giles
not necesarily a verdict, but I couldn't stand the ending of "Clear and Present Danger" with the court room scene - I always felt like the movie just wimped out there at the end.
Courtroom Scene?!

That (I believe) was the Senate Oversights Commitee. Was it not?
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Originally posted by Giles
yeah yeah yeah... whatever

Well, I mean c'mon, thats a little different than a courtroom scene, which really wouldnt make much sense.
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yeah and if you noticed I just deleted my original posting due to ignorance and complete embarasement. Nevermind.
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Originally posted by Giles
yeah and if you noticed I just deleted my original posting due to ignorance and complete embarasement. Nevermind.
He he... Dont worry about it, You want an example of looking stupid?

Last week I mentioned Taxi driver and Godfather in the same sentence, and without thinking I went on to talk about how Martin Scorsese directed Godfather. I had to give myself forty lashes for that one.

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