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The Executioner's Song [DVD] [1982]

  • SKU: 15641183
  • Release Date: 08/05/2008
  • Rating: NR
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    The Executioner's Song
    Tommy Lee Jones won an Emmy for his searing performance as wanton killer Gary Gilmore in The Executioner's Song. The film covers the last nine months of Gilmore's life, beginning with his release from prison in 1976. Linking up with teen-age divorcee Nicole Baker (Rosanna Arquette), Gilmore makes a half-hearted effort to go straight, but ends up embarking on a robbery spree that culminates in two cold-blooded murders. Arrested and sentenced to be executed, Gilmore insists upon being put to death (Utah law required a firing squad for this); he spends his final days as a poster boy for anti-death penalty activists and as a "client" for an entrepreneur (Steven Keats) who wants to make a film of Gilmore's life. Adapted by Norman Mailer from his own book, The Executioner's Song originally aired in two parts on November 28 and 29, 1982. It has since been boiled down to a 97-minute theatrical film for European consumption, with additional scenes of violence and nudity. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Tommy Lee Jones
      Tommy Lee Jones - Gary Gilmore
    • Rosanna Arquette
      Rosanna Arquette - Nicole Baker
    • Eli Wallach
      Eli Wallach - Uncle Vern Damico
    • Christine Lahti
      Christine Lahti - Brenda Nicol
    • Steven Keats
      Steven Keats - Larry Samuels



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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Tommy Lee Jones's earliest & best in a TV movie

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      Moviegoer111
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      I remember when this movie was aired on television, this was and still is by far one of Tommy Lee Jones's best acting performance in any of his movie making career television or theatrical.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Good movie.

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      This has been one of my all time favorite movies with TLJ.

      I would recommend this to a friend


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