"Eleven Angry Jurors" is the eleventh episode from the fourth season of the popular American forensic crime drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which is set in Las Vegas, Nevada.
When the only juror to vote 'not guilty' in a trial is found dead in the jury room, Grissom's team looks for the suspect among the other eleven jurors. Meanwhile Nick reopens a four-year-old case when the sister of a missing person comes with new evidence.
The title of this episode alludes to the 1957
movie 12 Angry Men
, directed by Sidney Lumet
. There are also parallels in the plot: the Lumet movie tells the story of a jury in which only one juror does not believe in the guilt of the suspect. Similarly in this CSI
episode, the eleven jurors are "angry" because the twelfth one is the only one to repeatedly vote "not guilty". Also, William Petersen
(Gil Grissom) played Juror #12 in the 1997 remake of 12 Angry Men
Nick's case with the murdered sister in the barrel seems to be loosely based on the 1981 murder case of Charlotte Grabbe in Marshall, Illinois also resolved by analyzing tree rings for hydrocarbons.