MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 33,710 this week

Death Sentence (1974)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Mystery | Thriller  -  2 October 1974 (USA)
5.4
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.4/10 from 156 users  
Reviews: 9 user | 1 critic

A juror on a murder case begins to believe that the man on trial is innocent of the crime - and then discovers that the real killer is her own husband.

Director:

Writers:

, (novel)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2118 titles
created 01 Sep 2011
 
a list of 900 titles
created 12 May 2012
 
a list of 38 titles
created 16 Apr 2013
 
a list of 386 titles
created 31 Jul 2013
 
a list of 812 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Death Sentence" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Death Sentence (TV Movie 1974)

Death Sentence (TV Movie 1974) on IMDb 5.4/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Death Sentence.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The California Kid (TV Movie 1974)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A deranged, desert town sheriff has a murderous habit or forcing speeders to their deaths, until a young man with a souped-up hotrod arrives to possibly end it.

Director: Richard T. Heffron
Stars: Martin Sheen, Vic Morrow, Michelle Phillips
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A seeming good Samaritan (Debra Winger) hires a private detective (Nolte) to prove a teen sitting in prison on a murder charge is innocent. His investigation discovers deep corruption in a ... See full summary »

Director: Karel Reisz
Stars: Debra Winger, Nick Nolte, Will Patton
Heart Beat (1980)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The life and friendship between the icons of the Beat Generation - Neal Cassady, Carloyn Cassady and Jack Kerouac.

Director: John Byrum
Stars: Nick Nolte, Sissy Spacek, John Heard
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

MLA Durga Pandey and Contractor Tirpat Singh are two corrupt villagers, who manipulate others to get what they want. Their main concern is to divide two brothers - namely Abhay Singh and ... See full summary »

Director: Prakash Jha
Stars: Shabana Azmi, Madhuri Dixit, Ayub Khan
Under Fire (1983)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three journalists in a romantic triangle are involved in political intrigue during the last days of the corrupt Somozoa regime in Nicaragua before it falls to a popular revolution in 1979.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Nick Nolte, Ed Harris, Gene Hackman
High Risk (1981)
Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Four American friends, badly needing money, decide to make a commando-like raid into a South American country and steal $5 million from the hacienda of an American-born drug dealer who ... See full summary »

Director: Stewart Raffill
Stars: James Brolin, Anthony Quinn, Lindsay Wagner
Winter Kill (TV Movie 1974)
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A sniper is killing residents at a winter resort. Who will die next? And why?

Director: Jud Taylor
Stars: Andy Griffith, John Larch, Tim O'Connor
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A more based in reality unsensationalistic portrayal of the gritty early years of one of the most famous Wild West outlaws in history.

Director: Stan Dragoti
Stars: Michael J. Pollard, Richard Evans, Lee Purcell
Grace Quigley (1984)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Grace Quigley is nearing the end of her life, living alone in her New York apartment. One day she witnesses a murder being committed by top hit-man, Seymour Flint. She decides to blackmail ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Harvey
Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Nick Nolte, Kit Le Fever
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

In 1958, two teenagers take their pride and joy, a hopped-up Chevy, and start a cross-country journey to enter it in the National Championship drag races in California. Along the way they ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Compton
Stars: Nick Nolte, Don Johnson, Robin Mattson
The Runaway Barge (TV Movie 1975)
Adventure | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three bargemen on the Mississippi River find themselves mixed up in a kidnapping and hijacking plot.

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Bo Hopkins, Tim Matheson, Jim Davis
Weeds (1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A San Quentin inmate, sentenced to life without paroll, writes a play that catches the interest of a reporter.

Director: John D. Hancock
Stars: Nick Nolte, Rita Taggart, Ernie Hudson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Susan Davies
Laurence Luckinbill ...
Don Davies
...
John Healy
...
Lubell
...
Tanner
Yvonne Wilder ...
Elaine Croft
...
Lowell Hayes
...
Emily Boylan
Peter Hobbs ...
Judge
Doreen Lang ...
Mrs. Cottard
Murray MacLeod ...
Martin Gorman
...
Trooper
...
Mae Sinclair
Lew Brown ...
Mr. Bowman
C.J. Hincks ...
Marilyn Healy
Edit

Storyline

A juror on a murder case begins to believe that the man on trial is innocent of the crime - and then discovers that the real killer is her own husband.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

She's a juror in a murder trial- but she suspects they've got the wrong man- and that could be her own... DEATH SENTENCE


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 October 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

After the Trial  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the courtroom scene during Mrs. Boylan's examination, masking tape can be seen on the floor of the set to mark where the actors should stand. The tape is not there in any other scenes. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Taunt and Skillfully Made Movie of the Week type Thriller
15 January 2011 | by (Orlando, United States) – See all my reviews

This is a well-acted, well-written, well-directed little murder-suspense piece that is still quite watchable and entertaining.

Unfortunately, this is being promoted as a Nick Nolte movie on DVD. He is only in about four scenes for about ten minutes. The stars here are Cloris Leachman, Laurence Luckinbill, and William Schallert. Cloris Leachman is best known for her role on the "Mary Tyler Moore" television Show, but she was in 80 television shows before that and has been in about 80 television shows and movies since then. In films, she is best known for her role in Mel Brooks "Young Frankenstein" movie. Fewer people remember that she won an Oscar for her role in the "Last Picture Show."Her movie career started with a great small role of a young woman running nude on a Highway at the start of "Kiss Me Deadly" (Aldridge, 1956). Here she is terrific as the housewife who slowly comes to realize that her husband may be a killer. Laurence Luckinbill is excellent as the husband. He gives a very natural and smart performance, going against the stereotypes of the genre. William Schallert, with over 350 television appearances is legendary. He gives his usual lovable and sympathetic performance as a clever defense attorney.

The movie is mainly a courtroom drama with the gimmick that one of the jurists is actually involved with the real murderer. The suspense comes from the jurist slowly putting together the clues to figure this out. Some things ring a bit hollow here and there like the prosecutor making basic mistakes while presenting his case, but we can just chuckle over the goofs and enjoy the rest. Overall, it is a pleasant and suspenseful 74 minutes.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
new tv movie book vjetorix
Discuss Death Sentence (1974) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?