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Last Light (1993)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  22 August 1993 (USA)
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Movie about a killer who is waiting on death row, and finds an unlikely friend in a prison guard.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Fred Whitmore
Lt. Lionel McMannis
Lynne Moody ...
Hope Whitmore
Lillian Burke
Kathy Rubicek
1st Inmate
Tony T. Johnson ...
Darrell Whitmore
Lydell M. Cheshier ...
Jimmy the J
Kranski (as Gary Cervantes)
Dom Magwili ...
1st Guard
2nd Guard
Chess Player
2nd Inmate
Robert Eisele ...
Bill Corbett


Awaiting execution, Denver Bayliss gains an unlikely friend and confidant in Fred Whitmore, a former cop who is now a prison guard. Whitmore's life is a mess, however: he shuts out his wife and can't relate to his son. As Bayliss' execution draws nearer, Whitmore clashes more and more with Lt. McMannis, his supervisor, over Bayliss' treatment. Bayliss gives Whitmore a new understanding of life by helping him come to terms with a traumatic past, and Whitmore helps Bayliss to make his peace with himself and the world. Written by Jason A. Cormier <>

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prison | prison guard | death row | See All (3) »


One defying the system. One sworn to uphold it.


Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for intense depiction of life on Death Row | See all certifications »




Release Date:

22 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó fény  »

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Denver Bayliss: The only way you can kill me is cut my head off and bury it where I can't find it.
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I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong (as Burrett Strong)
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This was a TV movie?? Wow...
20 October 2003 | by (Nebraska) – See all my reviews

I've never written a review on here before but after seeing 'Last Light' I felt compelled to do it.

If you want to see a well-crafted film about life on the Row - maybe you enjoyed 'Shawshank Redemption' or 'Dead Man Walking' - then give this one a try as well. Kiefer Sutherland and Forest Whitaker turn in fantastic performances. I love character study films and this one did not let me down. Kiefer was only 27-ish when he starred AND directed this hidden gem of a movie. I am amazed by that. And I've always loved Forest in anything he does and he doesn't disappoint me here. 'Last Light' is gripping, intense and the final sequence is shot beautifully - I cared a great deal about the characters by the end of the film.

I actually dug around on the Internet to find this one and I bought it and added it to my collection. Great work altogether from everyone involved. I give it top ratings.

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