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Can an over-the-hill journalist uncover the evidence that can prove a death row inmate's innocence just hours before his execution?

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Steve Everett, Oakland Tribune journalist with a passion for women and alcohol, is given the coverage of the upcoming execution of murderer Frank Beachum. His attractive colleague Michelle died in a car accident the night before. Bob Findley, Steve's boss and husband to Steve's current affair, wants him dead and gone as soon as possible. When Steve stumbles across the possibility of Frank Beachum being innocently on death row, Bob feels his time to have come. Now Steve only has a few hours left to prove the innocence of Frank and to be right with this theory, as he definitely will be history if he's not. Written by Julian Reischl <julianreischl@mac.com>

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

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$55,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,276,109 (USA) (19 March 1999)

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£592,486 (UK) (4 June 1999)
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Second of two Clint Eastwood pictures co-starring actress Diane Venora who had played Chan Parker in Eastwood's Bird (1988) around eleven years earlier. See more »

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Family members of condemned inmates in California are not allowed to attend executions. See more »

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Alan Mann: I can't FART loud enough to express my opinion!
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Referenced in Hamlet (2000) See more »

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Why Should I Care
Written by Clint Eastwood, Carole Bayer Sager and Linda Thompson
Produced by David Foster and Tommy LiPuma
Performed by Diana Krall
Courtesy of The Verve Music Group
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Surprisingly very good!!!!
19 August 2003 | by (Greenville, NY) – See all my reviews

After seeing many other reviews for this film, my interest was dulled, but when it aired on TV, I said "hey, why not", and I ended up being pleasently surprised. OK, it is formulamatic, but it is undeniably suspensful, and always entertaining. Its another film that shows that our justice system is not perfect. Also, great cast as well, James Woods(Videodrome, Casino), and look quick for Christine Ebersol(Amadeus), and even Anthony Zerbe(Papillon, The Dead Zone), he plays the governor for a few seconds near the end, if anyone cares. Once again, its a really good film, deserves at least 7.0 user rating. I'll give it 8.


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