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"The cops, the mob, the broads, everyone's after Hammer!"

I, The Jury is a film based on a novel by the same name. Written by author Mickey Spillane, I, The Jury is a Mike Hammer story that deals with the famous detective trying to crack a case involving a murdered friend and associate of his. I, The Jury begins with an opening more reminiscent of a spy thriller than the WWII-era detective story, with Hammer sleeping with a client's wife. It moves on to the death of Hammer's friend and fellow investigator Jack Williams. When Hammer gets the news, he decides to find out what happened to his old friend.

Hammer's investigations lead him to a variety of characters but tend to circle around a therapy clinic that specializes in sex and drug addictions. All witnesses seem to come back to that clinic, and Hammer begins to realize that the clinic is not as clear a force for good as it once appeared to be. The woman who runs most of the clinic's operations, Dr. Charlotte Manning, is actually in bed with people that feed addictions rather than curing them, quite literally in many instances. However, in addition to sex, drugs and prostitution, there are also bizarre experiments in mind control, along with other things.

The closer Hammer gets to uncovering the truth, the more and more dangerous things get. In the end it turns out that Manning, the woman that Hammer has been slowly falling for, is the monster behind everything that's happened. And, in order to protect himself, Hammer shoots her dead and avenges his friend's death.

This film, while holding to the same core story as the novel, is set in a very different time period as well as having a very different sort of flavor. Additionally, plot elements such as government mind control experiments and other Vietnam-era conspiracies have been given attention that was not in the original book.

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| 1982 | 1 hr 51 min | 5.9/10
Cast
Armand Assante, Barbara Carrera, Laurene Landon, Alan King
Studio
Fox
Director
Richard T. Heffron
Language
English
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