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I, the Jury (1982)

A PI investigates the murder of his one-armed friend, a PI working on a case. Clues lead to a sex clinic. Bodies pile up.

Director:

Richard T. Heffron

Writers:

Mickey Spillane (novel), Larry Cohen (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Armand Assante ... Mike Hammer
Barbara Carrera ... Dr. Charlotte Bennett
Laurene Landon ... Velda
Alan King ... Charles Kalecki
Geoffrey Lewis ... Joe Butler
Paul Sorvino ... Detective Pat Chambers
Judson Scott ... Charles Kendricks
Barry Snider Barry Snider ... Romero
Julia Barr Julia Barr ... Norma Childs
Jessica James Jessica James ... Hilda Kendricks
Frederic Downs ... Jack Williams
Mary Margaret Amato ... Myrna Williams
F.J. O'Neil F.J. O'Neil ... Goodwin
William G. Schilling ... Lundee (as William Schilling)
Robert Sevra Robert Sevra ... Breslin
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Storyline

An old friend of a private detective is murdered. The detective, Mike Hammer, will make every effort to find out the killer. At each step he does, there is someone taking advantage of his progress. Written by Luis Carvacho <lcarvach@lascar.puc.cl>

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Taglines:

He's charming, he's sexy, he's tough, and he's too hot to cool down! He's "The Hammer". See more »


Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1982 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

I, the Jury See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,515,578

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,515,578
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Movielab)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Screenwriter Larry Cohen was reportedly paid $500,000 for the film's screenplay and licensing rights, according to the July 16, 1981, edition of "Variety". See more »

Goofs

When Hammer shoots the truck driver from behind and the truck starts swirling over the road, you can see the 'dead' driver turning the steering wheel vigorously. See more »

Quotes

Mike Hammer: [hearing screams] What was that?
Dr. Charlotte Bennett: Haven't you heard an orgasm before?
Mike Hammer: Orgasm my ass!
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Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC and the 1986 video was cut further (totalling 4 minutes in total) with edits to a scene of Kendricks tracing a knife across a woman's body, and heavy cuts to a scene at an orgy where he terrorizes and tortures 2 female twins with a razor. See more »

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Referenced in The Big Box: Christmas Evil (2011) See more »

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This jury rules
28 February 2014 | by videorama-759-859391See all my reviews

I The Jury is an exciting action flick from 82, I first saw two years later and I must say me and my friend, saddled up in front of the t.v were engrossed, and underage to watch this sort of thing, but who's counting. Again, I re-iterate, this is an exciting psychological action thriller, and our psycho really here is nuts. Armand Assante is tailor made for our great fictional detective, Mike Hammer. He's everything he should be. I loved the fact Assante was in this. They don't make films like this anymore. The 80's had the best decade of movies, and this one's a prime example, and is quite on the blood and guts side too. Investigating the murder of a close buddy who served with him in Nam, Hammer stumbles upon a conspiracy trying to plughole his efforts, people going at great lengths to stop him, and make sure that people he talks to are people who'll be having their last conversation. I gotta admit, this film has style and the beautiful Carrera. She runs a sex retreat, where lovers can participate in, sexual experiments, orgies, a no holds barred, practice, what have you. The scene with those two naked twins, the psycho, a younger better looking version of Richard Lynch, doing them, is intense, and as I can remember, provided heavy viewing on my first watch back in 84 that I got away, renting this R movie, as I did a few others. There's action aplenty in this tasty, flick that has sex, beautiful nudity, some sick violence, and Assante. The thrilling action climax is great, plus another little after climax, which has Assante properly avenging his friend's death. Too, a great scene has Assante giving a new meaning to catching a cab, when he traps a goon, his coat, half in and half out, before he's dragged behind, over the coarse bitumen. A must see flick, you must see.


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