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The Executioner's Song
- Tommy Lee Jones

Overview - Based on Norman Mailer's novel, this version contains scenes of nudity and violence that were added later (the film was originally an NBC miniseries). With chilling neutrality it tells the story of multiple murderer Gary Gillmore, who demanded the death penalty rather than spend his life in prison.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Based on Norman Mailer's novel, this version contains scenes of nudity and violence that were added later (the film was originally an NBC miniseries). With chilling neutrality it tells the story of multiple murderer Gary Gillmore, who demanded the death penalty rather than spend his life in prison.

Cast List

Lawrence Schiller
Christine Lahti - American Actress/Director, SWING SHIFT (1984)
Tommy Lee Jones - American actor
Tom Lee Jones - American actor
Rosanna Arquette - American actress, DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN
Eli Wallach - Star, NAKED CITY (1960)

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 135
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 097368522640
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: Not Rated
  • Release Date: August 2008

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Prison/Prisoners
True Story

 
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Reviews:
"Tommy Lee Jones's powerhouse performance as sociopathic loner Gary Gilmore may be the biggest reason to see this 1981 TV adaptation of Norman Mailer's THE EXECUTIONER'S SONG." - 07/01/2008 Film Comment, p.75

 
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