In the plot of the thriller 'American Hangman', an unknown person abducts a retired judge Oliver Straight to administer justice in front of the public. To do this, the kidnapper starts a live broadcast on the Internet, which anyone can watch.
The kidnapper accuses the judge of having sentenced an innocent person to death, thereby making a big mistake. Now, Judge Straight is waiting for the fate of the defendant, and the role of the jury is assigned to the audience on the other side of the screen. Having learned about what is happening, the police begin to search for the criminal and his victim.