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Execution of Justice (1999)

The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".

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Dan White
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Sister Boom Boom
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Goldie Judge
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George Moscone
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Frank Falzon
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Mary Ann White
Lisa Rhoden ...
Denise Apcar
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Eileen White
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Dianne Feinstein
Paul Miller ...
Ray Sloan
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
Tom Norman
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Doug Schmidt
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Coombs
Rodger Barton ...
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The true story of the assassination of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk on November 27, 1978. The case of assassin Dan White has become known as the "Twinkie defense" after his sentence was reduced from first-degree murder to voluntary manslaughter. White served five years in prison and committed suicide in 1985. This film is based on 'Emily Mann''s play. Written by <coymoon@petercoyote.com>

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Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »
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28 November 1999 (USA)  »

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Ejecución de la justicia  »

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Goofs

Harvey Milk is first seen giving a campaign speech in 1977. He delivers a version of his famous "Hope Speech" that he did not first deliver until 1978. He is dressed in the white t-shirt and flower lei that Milk famously wore during the 1978 Gay Pride parade, not during his campaign when he always wore a suit. Signs behind him reference California's Proposition 6, the Briggs Initiative, which did not go on the state ballot until 1978 after Milk was elected. See more »

Quotes

Harvey Milk: If a bullet should enter my brain, let it destroy every closet door in America.
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Terrifically Written & Acted
2 March 2002 | by (LA-CA) – See all my reviews

Well done all round. Intelligent, well-paced script. Tim Daly does a fine portrayal of a "regular, All American boy" about to crack up. There's no overblown emoting, no crazy movements - simply a darkening mood his face steadily adopts. It's a winner on cable.


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