Movie about a killer who is waiting on death row, and finds an unlikely friend in a prison guard.

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Fred Whitmore
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Lt. Lionel McMannis
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Hope Whitmore
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Lillian Burke
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Kathy Rubicek
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1st Inmate
Tony T. Johnson ...
Darrell Whitmore
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Jimmy the J
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Kranski (as Gary Cervantes)
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Chess Player
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Bill Corbett
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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 <wildrose@mindsping.com>

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

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One defying the system. One sworn to uphold it.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for intense depiction of life on Death Row | See all certifications »
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22 August 1993 (USA)  »

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Az utolsó fény  »

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Directorial debut of Kiefer Sutherland. See more »

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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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Heart of Blues
Performed by Jude Cole
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One of the best movies ever!
7 November 2004 | by (St.Gallen, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Last Light was the first Kiefer Sutherland direction I saw and thought "Oh my God! Give me more!". The subject of the movie is controversy without doubt, but the movie shows the situation in the USA kind of provocative on one hand and also sensitive on the other. It made me think about it, and that's the important thing. The acting was great in generous, especially the one of Kiefer Sutherland. It's one of his best performances ever. The Soundtrack is perfect! How else could it be. Jude Cole never let us down (remember Truth or Consequences or Woman Wanted).

If you have the chance to see this movie, just do it! I almost couldn't hold my tears at the end...


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