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Last Dance (1996)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 3 May 1996 (USA)
A lawyer assigned to the clemency case of a woman on death row finds himself forming a deep friendship with her while he tries to prevent her impending execution.

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Rick Hayes
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Sam Burns
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John Hayes
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The Governor
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Jill
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Linda, Legal Aid Attorney
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Billy, Cindy's Brother
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Doug
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Inmate Reggie
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Jeffrey Buckner Ford ...
D.A. Rusk (as Jeffrey Ford)
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Detective Vollo
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Louise
Peg Allen ...
Helen
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Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep friendship, while all the while the date for her execution draws nearer. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Sometimes justice is a crime

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Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violence, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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$5,858,000 (USA)
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One of a number of Hollywood movies set in the American South directed by Australian director Bruce Beresford. The films include Last Dance (1996), Rich in Love (1992), Tender Mercies (1983) Crimes of the Heart (1986) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989). See more »

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SO CALLED FRIEND
Written by John McElhone and Sharleen Spiteri
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Movie is touching
5 December 2004 | by (British Columbia,Canada) – See all my reviews

Movie starts of with Rick Hayes (Rob Morrow) a young lawyer who gets a new job and is assigned a clemency case on Cindy Liggett (Sharon Stone) who has been on death row for 12 years for double murder. Rick Hayes tries to save Liggett from execution. At first she refuses to give Rick information. But later on gets along with him and they get closer. Everyone gives up on her and Rick is the only one trying to help her and is very driven to save her.

Some people might say it is a slow and boring movie and that the plot is not good but i liked it, it was a very touching movie and Sharon Stone did a great job. I recamend it to those that like touching movies like me.

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