Searching for Movies by Director: Sidney Lumet in Hollywood Movies
12 Angry Men (1957) (BluRay) The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of
murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case of murder soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors' prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other. Based on the play, all of the action takes place on the stage of the jury room.
Deathtrap (1982) (BRRip) To make Sidney's slump all the more painful, Clifford Anderson, a student of one of Sidney's writing seminars, has recently sent his mentor a copy of
his first attempt at playwrighting for Sidney's review and advice. The play, "Deathtrap," is a five character, two act thriller so perfect in its construction that, as Sidney says, "A gifted director couldn't even hurt it." Using his penchant for plot, and out of his desperate desire to once again be the toast of Broadway, Sidney, along with Myra, cook up an almost unthinkable scheme: They'll lure the would-be playwright to the Bruhl home, kill him, and market the sure-fire script as Sidney's own. But shortly after Clifford arrives, it's clear that things are not what they seem! Indeed, even Helga Ten Dorp, a nosey psychic from next door, and Porter Milgram, Sidney's observant attorney, can only speculate where the line between truth and deception lies.
Network 1976 (1976) (BluRay) A television network cynically exploits a deranged former anchor's ravings and revelations about the news media for its own profit.
Running on Empty 1988 (1988) (BluRay) The eldest son of a fugitive family comes of age and wants to live a life of his own.
Before the Devil Knows You re Dead 2007 (2007) (BluRay) When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, the
ir father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.