MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 15,162 this week

Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  9 September 1990 (USA)
6.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.6/10 from 194 users  
Reviews: 3 user

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. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 118 titles
created 14 Jul 2012
 
a list of 364 titles
created 17 Sep 2012
 
a list of 71 titles
created 06 Oct 2012
 
a list of 22 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 856 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture (TV Movie 1990)

Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture (TV Movie 1990) on IMDb 6.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture.
1 win. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Jean-Louis Trintignant plays a French contract assassin hired by a Los Angeles crime family, ostensibly to perform a hit on some other mafia target. But simultaneously, as he arrives to do ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Deray
Stars: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Ann-Margret, Roy Scheider
The Rage (1997)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.2/10 X  

FBI Special Agent Travis is trying to catch a deranged serial killer and is doing his best despite having a new and unexperienced partner in the form of Kelly McCord. It turns out that the ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Lorenzo Lamas, Kristen Cloke, Gary Busey
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A secret fling between a man and his mistress leads to blackmail and murder.

Director: John Frankenheimer
Stars: Roy Scheider, Ann-Margret, Vanity
Last Embrace (1979)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Harry breaks down and loses his job after his wife is assassinated - could it be his turn next ?

Director: Jonathan Demme
Stars: Roy Scheider, Janet Margolin, John Glover
Switched at Birth (TV Movie 1991)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

This is the story of the two babies who were switched at birth. A few years later when one of the girls gets sick and tests revealed that she was not the daughter of the couple who raised ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein
Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Brian Kerwin, John M. Jackson
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A Manhattan psychiatrist probes a patient's murder and falls for the victim's mysterious mistress.

Director: Robert Benton
Stars: Roy Scheider, Meryl Streep, Jessica Tandy
The Stranger (1987)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A woman suffering from amnesia discovers that she is the sole surviving witness to a brutal murder. Although the police can find no clues about any murder, the killers begin to hunt her.

Director: Adolfo Aristarain
Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Peter Riegert, Barry Primus
Stiletto (1969)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A rich, jet-setting playboy has a secret life: he's also a professional Mafia hitman. When he decides it's time to retire from that life, he finds that his former employers don't like the ... See full summary »

Director: Bernard L. Kowalski
Stars: Alex Cord, Britt Ekland, Patrick O'Neal
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Sheila Levine is a Jewish-American princess and a native of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. An innovative, bright, but painfully introverted individual, she comes to New York City with her mother... See full summary »

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Jeannie Berlin, Roy Scheider, Rebecca Dianna Smith
Truman (TV Movie 1995)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Biographical account of America's President for the latter part of WWII. Shows Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, ... See full summary »

Director: Frank Pierson
Stars: Gary Sinise, Diana Scarwid, Richard Dysart
The Fire Next Time (TV Movie 1993)
Adventure | Sci-Fi | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

2017: The greenhouse effect and global warming take their toll as droughts, floods, and hurricanes wreak mass destruction in a world gone mad, one family struggles to survive against all odds...

Director: Tom McLoughlin
Stars: Craig T. Nelson, Bonnie Bedelia, Richard Farnsworth
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Judge Gwen Warwick becomes involved in the murder trial she has been assigned. Her marriage is on the rocks and the murder victim is an old friend, who rumour has it, had an affair with her.

Director: William Bindley
Stars: Bonnie Bedelia, Billy Wirth, Will Patton
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Paul Marish, Photographer
...
Hannah McGrath
...
Police Sgt. Jerry Brown
...
Dan Weston, Time Magazine Reporter
...
Raymond Eames
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Barnes ...
Gov. Dean
Rex Benson ...
Buddy Eames, Raymond's Father
Harold Bergman ...
Judge Landis
Ginger Burgett ...
Jean Watley
...
Ron Felders
Patrick Cherry ...
Donnie, Crazy Death Row Inmate
...
Mike Knighton, Ex-cop / D.A.'s Assistant
Jay Glick ...
Prison chaplain
Marietta Haley ...
TV Reporter
Danny Hanemann ...
Doug McGrath, Jackie McGrath's Brother
Edit

Storyline

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 Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

time magazine | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and violence. | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 September 1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Athoos i enohos  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
It made me think
28 September 2000 | by (York, PA, USA) – See all my reviews

I had never thought of killing the wrong person in a death sentence. This film made me take a hard look at the justice system and the idea of capital punishment. I am still searching but the passion that was portrayed in this movie was great and the idea that an the guiltless could die in the name of justice still haunts me. Sometimes films are needed on a social level I believe this film is one of them.


8 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture (1990) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?