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Last Rites (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Thriller | Crime | Drama  -  20 May 1999 (Germany)
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A man (Quaid) is executed in the electric chair for having killed several women, but due to lightning striking a transformer at the moment of execution, he survives. As soon as he's well, ... See full summary »

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Jeremy Dillon
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Dr. Lauren Riggs
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Atty. Matt Santos
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Warden George Pierce
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Agent Gary Blake
Paul Benjamin ...
Fez
Tracy Ellis ...
Lydia Stedman (Lydia Stewart in end credits) (as Tracey Ellis)
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Eddie Tyler (as Marco Rodriguez)
John Roselius ...
Delricio
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Gov. Thorpe
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'Quinn' Quint
John Drayman ...
Parish Priest
Steve Ireland ...
Brandon Worth
Pamela Grace ...
Nurse Sheila
Pope Brock ...
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A man (Quaid) is executed in the electric chair for having killed several women, but due to lightning striking a transformer at the moment of execution, he survives. As soon as he's well, however, they plan to electrocute him again, but now he has become a changed man and the female criminal Psychiatrist (Davidtz) attributes it to the electrocution wiping out certain brain cells. But more, she finds that the man is capable of psychic awareness of killings about to happen and although he is able to help the police, there is still public opinion that fights against any chance for clemency... they want him executed again. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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A Killer's Time Is Up. But Fate Will Reset The Clock.

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Thriller | Crime | Drama

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Parish Priest: Would you like last rites?
Jeremy Dillon: [dying] Yes.
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Great premise, lame story
18 August 1999 | by (Wichita KS) – See all my reviews

After the first couple of scenes, I thought, "What an interesting idea--now let's see what they do with it." I was hoping this film would provoke some really hard thinking about moral responsibility, what we mean by one's "self", etc., but it turned into the usual tale of "redemption," accompanied by (of course) gunplay and suspense. Wait, did I say suspense? Sorry. The final "twist" is so utterly predictable and so obviously foreshadowed very early in the story that the last half-hour is just a waste of time-- a big build-up to something you already know is going to happen. Instead of an act of redeeming self-sacrifice on the part of the main character, it would have been more interesting if presented strictly as a legal conundrum, with arguments for and against commuting the killer's death sentence, etc. >


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