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7 Ratings

The Executioner's Song

Directed by Lawrence Schiller
United States, 1982
Biography, Crime, Drama


The story of Gary Gilmore, a convicted murderer who lobbied for his own execution.

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The Executioner's Song Directed by Lawrence Schiller

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    Gary Gilmore's path was set in early childhood due to a violent and unstable home life. He never really had a chance and neither did his victims unfortunately. Tommy Lee Jones is absolutely chilling and pathetically sad as the sociopathic Gilmore, a man who for whom habitual criminalty became like a reflex. This excellent film portrays Gilmore with clear-eyed insight and stark realism. An unadorned, true crime tale.

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