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)
Dom Magwili ...
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2nd Guard
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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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Heart of Blues
Performed by Jude Cole
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A defining film of High Quality
25 April 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I would like to start off by saying this is a must watch. I have used IMDb on many occasions to determine whether i should watch a film, but take this from me- you should watch this. Even though Kiefer Sutherland ( of which i am a great admirer ) is billed as the star actor, Forest Whitaker really takes over this one. Its a film with emotion but enjoyable to watch. And its a film I respect for its quality as TV film. I was surprised to see Kiefer directing but he did more than a great jobb. But once again Whitaker's acting skills here were immense. Finally it is focused on a small amount of characters, making the focus of the film a lot better.


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