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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lisa Rhoden ...
Trulie MacLeod ...
Eileen White
Paul Miller ...
Ray Sloan
Richard Fitzpatrick ...
Tom Norman
Doug Schmidt
Rodger Barton ...


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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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




Release Date:

28 November 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ejecución de la justicia  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Harvey Milk is shown on election night wearing a white t-shirt and jeans. Milk always wore a suit while campaigning, including on election night. See more »


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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