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In the Name of the People (2000)

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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Very well done; not overly sentimental.
4 February 2000 | by (Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

This movie once again gives Richard Thomas the opportunity to show the world what a fine actor he has become. He has the ability to portray characters as divided in time as Charles Ingalls and Jack Murphy. As Murphy, we see how one man chooses to regain his life after a heartbreaking loss. The movie does not try to push one idea over another, but allows all viewers the chance to make their own judgments. Very well done! Kudos to all involved.


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