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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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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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10 November 2004 | by (Chicago, Il) – See all my reviews

I must say that I do not quite understand how this family could have a bit of mercy on the man who killed their only daughter. He wanted compassion from them for his daughter, and what the hell does that mean. He made a choice, not giving any reason as to what made him do it, and killed a lovely young girl. I also found his aggression quite disgusting, he took the life of these people's daughter, and he wanted sympathy. What ever. He confessed was found guilty and was sentenced to death. Perhaps he should have thought about his daughter, before he murdered someone else's.


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