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In the Name of the People (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama  |  2 February 2000 (USA)
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Scott Bakula plays John Burke, a man on death row for the murder of a teenaged girl. As the father of a 13 year-old, he worries what will happen to his daughter after his execution. Richard... See full summary »



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Credited cast:
Connie Murphy
Jack Murphy
John Burke
Jennifer 'Jenny' Murphy
Lisa Burke
Lynette Burke
Samantha Joy ...
Young Jenny
Mark Mullan ...
Cruel child #1
Hailey Jenkins ...
Cruel child #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Clay St. Thomas ...
Teacher (as Max Teichman)
Guy Villeneuve ...
Robert Wisden ...
DA Paul McMillan


Scott Bakula plays John Burke, a man on death row for the murder of a teenaged girl. As the father of a 13 year-old, he worries what will happen to his daughter after his execution. Richard Thomas and Amy Madigan play the parents of the murdered girl. Madigan is part of an activist group campaigning for the execution of Burke. Then Thomas discovers that he has a bond with his daughter's killer - Burke's own child. Written by Emma

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good idea, but the actors are pretty bad!
29 May 2001 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The idea of In the Name of the People is good, a murderer doesn't want his only daughter to end up in an institution and asks the parents of the girl he killed to take care of his daughter. And you could expect of the actors, especially Scott Bakula to do some good acting, unfortunately they don't! In the Name of The People turns out to be the regular Friday night tearjerker. The flashbacks with the girl that was killed are pretty pathetic and at a certain stage you can just predict what the actors will say... If you want to watch a good film about this subject then watch Dean Man Walking!

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