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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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Dead Man Walking has nothing on this!!!

Oh man, I saw this when I was about 9 at hotel somewhere in Pennsylvania (this was in 1977!) and the thing that haunted me for years, years!! - was the image of Alan Alda strapped into the gas chamber and being executed.

The admonition of the guard to 'breathe deeply, it'll be easier' was so chilling that I can remember it to this day! I've never seen the movie since but those images are so vivid I can't forget them!

On a political note, it makes you think about capital punishment and whether or not you're for or against it, it does spark a debate on how punishment is administered.


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