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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
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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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20 May 1999 (Germany)  »

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The lines Dillon quotes to Laura ("Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow ...") are from 'Macbeth', Act 5. See more »

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[last Lines]
Parish Priest: Would you like last rites?
Jeremy Dillon: [dying] Yes.
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19 April 2002 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Very interesting. The story line seems familiar. Great acting from Randy Quaid. Jeremy Dillion(Quaid)is a high profile serial killer and is scheduled to die in the electric chair. A fluke lightning storm at the exact time of execution leaves the notorious killer a survivor of "old sparky". As Dillion recovers from the high voltage, he tries to assure that he is a changed man. Not only does he not remember his past; he has headaches that seems to let him see the future.

Very impressive execution scene. Quaid is commanding in his best work in a very long time. This thrilling drama also features A Martinez, Embeth Davidtz and a small role for Clarence Williams III.


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