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Last Rites (1999)

He should be allowed to walk out of the death chanber alive.

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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
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Lydia Stedman (Lydia Stewart in end credits)
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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
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Brandon Worth
Pamela Grace ...
Nurse Sheila
Pope Brock ...
Prison Chaplain
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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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Features The Big Clock (1948) See more »

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Impressive
12 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

As far as TV movies go, I was pretty impressed by this movie. I generally avoid them at all costs, but I caught the beginning and found myself hooked by the pretty interesting situation and ideas put forward. My only complaint was that it turned a bit predictable at the very end, although I was left guessing for a while if he was pulling a "Primal Fear". If it's on, I'd recommend you watch it.


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