Raymond Eames, a small-time drug dealer, has been sentenced to death for the shooting death of a policeman. After seven years of appeals are exhausted, the date of his execution arrives. His last request is that his execution be photographed. Eames selects Paul Marish, a jaded Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, who is convinced by his agent to visit the small town in Georgia. Sensing a big story, Marish's agent sends in a reporter from Time magazine, and together they begin to investigate the events surrounding the murder, in a small town where emotions are high and opinions are fixed. Written by
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An HBO original, this film was part of the pay cable channel's effort to gain TV-movie credibility in the early 90's. See more
[possibly done by filmmakers] Paul's photography of Eames and the other prisoners hands lighting the cigarette wouldn't be possible since Paul is inside the cell and he doesn't move his camera outside of the bars to get that perfect shot. See more
Steve March (Eames trial prosecuting attorney
I believe that there are people in this world who are possessed by evil forces over which they have absolutely no control. I wish it were possible to separate the man from his evil impulses, that way we could execute the evil and set the man free. Until we can do that, I'm afraid the Eames' of this world just gonna have to die along with their murderous souls. I really, absolutely, believe that.
Paul Marish, Photographer
I met Eames. You scared me a hell of a lot more than he does.