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The Life of David Gale [Blu-ray] [2003]

  • SKU: 4429447
  • Release Date: 09/08/2015
  • Rating: R
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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features


    • Deleted scenes with optional director's commentary
    • The making of The Life Of David Gale
    • The music of The Life Of David Gale
    • Feature commentary with direcor Alan Parker

    Synopsis


    The Life of David Gale
    The mystery of one man's guilt or innocence literally becomes a matter of life and death in this drama. David Gale (Kevin Spacey) was the head of the philosophy department at Austin University and the author of several well-regarded books; he was also an active and visible member of Deathwatch, an anti-capital punishment activist group. One of Gale's best friends was Constance Harraway (Laura Linney), a fellow Deathwatch activist with whom he became especially close, particularly since Gale's wife, Sharon (Elizabeth Gast), who had taken a lover in Spain, was usually absent. One night, Gale was seduced by an attractive student from his class, Berlin (Rhona Mitra), who had too much to drink; later, the remorseful student accused Gale of rape. While Gale was eventually cleared of the charges, the negative publicity cost him his career as an educator, and with no job and no wife, Gale turned to drink. When Harraway was found raped and murdered a few years later, Gale was charged with the crime, and convicted despite the best efforts of his well-meaning but ineffectual lawyer Braxton Belyeu (Leon Rippy). Now Gale awaits execution, and less than a week before his date with the fatal injection, Gale agrees to tell his story to Bitsey Bloom (Kate Winslet), a nervy journalist from a major newsmagazine, who arrives with her assistant, Zack Stemmons (Gabriel Mann). As Bloom discusses the facts of the Harraway murder with Gale, it occurs to her that the details simply don't add up, and soon a mysterious stranger slips evidence to her that suggests Gale has been framed -- leaving Bloom and Stemmons only a few days to solve the mystery and save Gale from the executioner. The Life of David Gale was co-produced by actor Nicolas Cage, who originally commissioned the script and intended to star in the film before prior commitments led him to hand the project over to director Alan Parker. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Kevin Spacey
      Kevin Spacey - Dr. Gale
    • Kate Winslet
      Kate Winslet - Bitsey Bloom
    • Laura Linney
      Laura Linney - Constance Harraway
    • Gabriel Mann
      Gabriel Mann - Zack Stemmons
    • Matt Craven
      Matt Craven - Dusty Wright



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    Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 6 reviews

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Superb

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      BrianHubler
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      Ever since I grabbed this from a DVD value bin, I've been hooked. This was a format upgrade

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Pretty good death row movie.

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      dawnofdave
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      This movie is a little too preachy about it's politics, but it's still very interesting and pretty entertaining.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      good movie

      Posted
      slepin

      Kevin Spacey is a tremendous actor, and he delivers once more in this film. The movie keeps you guessing all the way through. Great buy!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Movie

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      Shannon
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      My package arrived fast and had no damage. Watching this blue ray edition was an added bonus

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great flick

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      Michaelvegas
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      One of the most underrated movies of our generation...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great for collectors.

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      jwwbbuy
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      A very great drama on political views with great performances.

      I would recommend this to a friend



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