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Kill Me If You Can (1977)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama  |  25 September 1977 (USA)
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The story of Caryl Chessman, a convicted California rapist who spent 12 years on death row before finally being executed.



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The story of Caryl Chessman, a convicted California rapist who spent 12 years on death row before finally being executed.

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Biography | Drama





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25 September 1977 (USA)  »

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The Caryl Chessman Story  »

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In one scene the sub-title states it is January 1956 but it shows Chessman arriving at court building in a 1957 Chevrolet which did not debut until September 1956. See more »

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Very heart warming but tragic
4 February 2005 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie many years ago and have been trying to find it in video form ever since. Caryl Chessman was an amazing man. He did everything he could to proclaim his was innocent, and finally got what he wanted, but too late! I found it heartwarming in that the truth will prevail even though it may come late as in the instance of Caryl, and tragic because he was an innocent man who wrongly faced the death penalty and was sent to the electric chair. It actually had me on the edge of my seat so many times as I was convinced of his innocence.Alan Alda has played some great roles in the past and after this movie and in my opinion he did the character of Caryl Chessman justice. The most memorable movie I have ever seen. I will continue to find a copy of this movie and I also want his book.

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