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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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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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An innocent man?
23 July 2003 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Alan Alda's super performance dominates this story of Caryl Chessman, who was arrested in Los Angeles in 1948 as the Red-Light Bandit. Flashing a red light resembling that used by the police, the "Bandit" would approach victims parked in lonely spots to rob the men and rape the women. Chessman spent 12 years on death row due to many counts of robbery, kidnapping and rape. After writing four books from Cell 2455, Chessman was executed in San Quentin's gas chamber in 1960. Alda conveyed the cockiness and arrogance of the convicted rapist who always exclaimed his innocence.

Sometimes a little sluggish at two hours, but interesting due to the uncanny portrayal by Alda. Also in the cast are:Talia Shire, James Sikking and John Hillerman. Above average crime drama.


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