The Executioner's Song (1982)

Director
Lawrence Schiller

Main cast
Tommy Lee Jones; Christine Lahti; Rosanna Arquette; Eli Wallach; Steven Keats

Genres
Crime, Drama

Description
In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore (Tommy Lee Jones), an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker (Rosanna Arquette), a teenaged single mother. As their relationship quickly deteriorates, Gary goes on a murderous rampage, leaving two dead. During his trial, he demands capital punishment; a media circus ensues and outsiders look to profit from his story.


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