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
Lynne Moody ...
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
Lydell M. Cheshier ...
Jimmy the J
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Kranski (as Gary Cervantes)
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Chess Player
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2nd Inmate
Robert Eisele ...
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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Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Written by Marvin Gaye (as Morris Gaye) and James Nyx
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Death row inmate is befriended by guard.
11 August 1998 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

Keifer Sutherland is a product of the system - foster homes and juvenile halls. He is on death row when a new guard is assigned to him - played by Forrest Whitaker. Forrest has personal problems stemming from a violent upbringing and feels for Keifer. An excellent depiction of a friendship that was hard to build, another solid production for Sutherland (Truth or Consequences).


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