A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Dr. David Gale, an advocate of eliminating the death penalty, is accused of rape and murder. Once convicted, he ends up on death row in Texas himself, telling his story to a reporter through a series of flashbacks. Written by
Filming of a death penalty protest scene at the Texas State Capitol was briefly disrupted by the arrival of a group of real political protesters. See more »
Towards the end of the film, Sharon Gale, David's wife, receives the silver suitcase with the post card from Berlin in it. The postcard was mailed from San Francisco to Texas but has no postmark on it in the upper right hand corner as it should. See more »
This film has been totally underrated. It has a strong and intrigueing storyline and a powerful cast. Kevin Spacey is brilliant as David Gale, a capital punishment activist convicted of murdering a fellow activist (Laura Linney). Kate Winslet has such a strong presence and extreme intensity throughout the movie. For me Kate's performance enhanced the film.I personally rate this very highly, 9/10.
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