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A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

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When anti-death-penalty activist David Gale is convicted and condemned to death for the murder of a colleague, reporter Bitsey Bloom sets out to learn the story behind Gale's crime. What she finds challenges her belief in Gale's guilt and, finally, in the justice system. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The crime is clear. The truth is not.

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Rated R for violent images, nudity, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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21 February 2003 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$252,944 (Spain) (6 June 2003)

Gross:

$205,747 (South Africa) (13 June 2003)
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Matt Craven did his own driving for the chase scene. See more »

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When Constance is telling David he's on sabbatical, she says, "It was four to two," but her mouth is not moving at all. See more »

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Bitsey Bloom: Hate's no fun if you keep it to yourself.
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Kevin Spacey at his best and utmost - another one OSCAR performance
24 May 2003 | by (Moscow, Russia) – See all my reviews

Kevin Spacey deserves another one OSCAR nomination for this movie while supporting cast is not such creative except maybe Laura Linney.

Alan Parker is back with stunning material - provoking and sophisticated. This movie makes me think about world we live and life in general. I'm not an expert in capital punishment issue, but acting of Spacey is superb and deeply touching. This is not usual stupid Hollywood popcorn movie and thank You for that. My personal rating is 10 out of 10.


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