I, the Jury
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Larry Cohen wrote the screenplay to this updating of Mickey Spillane's notorious 1947 novel. Cohen was originally engaged to direct the film as well but was pulled from the director's chair after a week's worth of shooting because he had already run up the budget by $100,000; he was replaced by television director Richard T. Heffron. In this 1982 I, the Jury, Mike Hammer (Armand Assante) is a Vietnam veteran who wears hip duds and drives around in a bronze Trans Am in much the same way as Robert Mitchum's Philip Marlowe was refurbished for Michael Winner's re-make of The… More

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"Like most other of Spillane's Hammer series put to celluloid it comes out well-short of the novel."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"The central fault in this updating is Mike Hammer, whose character was lost in the shuffle while updating from the fifties to the eighties."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
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