7.7/10
174
8 user 13 critic

The Execution of Wanda Jean (2002)

The Execution of Wanda Jean chronicles the life-and-death battle of Wanda Jean Allen, the first black woman to be put to death in the United States in the modern era.

Director:

On Disc

at Amazon

1 win & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Girlhood (2003)
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Documentary chronicling America's justice system. Follows two female inmates - victims of horrific violence and tragedy - who are serving time in a Maryland juvenile detention center.

Director: Liz Garbus
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A chilling exploration of the tragic history of the Suh family and the murder that shocked America - when the picture perfect son, Andrew, shot and killed his sister's fiancé at her bidding.

Director: Iris K. Shim
Stars: Bob J. Berlin, Myung Han, Carol Hogan
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Documentary depicting day to day life in Angola Prison mostly from an inmate's perspective. Interviews are with several inmates including one with a life sentence who is about to die.

Directors: Liz Garbus, Wilbert Rideau, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Bernard Addison, Burl Cain, George Crawford
Documentary | Biography | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The discovery of the mutilated body of a mentally challenged young mother begins a journey into madness that is so unbelievable the mastermind behind the crime ultimately got away with ... See full summary »

Director: J. David Miles
Stars: Paul Richardson
Jesus Camp (2006)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A documentary on kids who attend a summer camp hoping to become the next Billy Graham.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady
Stars: Mike Papantonio, Lou Engle, Becky Fischer
Documentary | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A film that successfully argued that a man was wrongly convicted for murder by a corrupt justice system in Dallas County, Texas.

Director: Errol Morris
Stars: Randall Adams, David Harris, Gus Rose
Documentary | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Silver
Stars: Lucia McBath, Ron Davis, Michael David Dunn
Peace Officer (2015)
Documentary | News
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Peace Officer is a documentary about the increasingly militarized state of American police as told through the story of 'Dub' Lawrence, a former sheriff who established and trained his ... See full summary »

Directors: Brad Barber, Scott Christopherson
Stars: William 'Dub' Lawrence
Documentary | Biography | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

'Bobby Fischer Against the World' is a documentary feature exploring the tragic and bizarre life of the late chess master Bobby Fischer. The drama of Bobby Fischer's career was undeniable, ... See full summary »

Director: Liz Garbus
Stars: Bobby Fischer, David Edmonds, Anthony Saidy
Coma I (2007)
Documentary | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

Al'Khan, Roxanne, Sean, and Tom have each emerged from their Traumatic Brain Injury comas, but just how conscious are they, and will they get better?

Director: Liz Garbus
Stars: Lynda Delorenzo, Al'Khan Edwards, Devonia Edwards
Walking the Mile (Video 2000)
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
Director: Constantine Nasr
Stars: David Valdes, Spunk, Michael Jeter
Juvies (TV Movie 2000)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Liz Garbus
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Wanda Jean Allen ...
Herself
...
Himself
David Presson ...
Himself
Edit

Storyline

The Execution of Wanda Jean chronicles the life-and-death battle of Wanda Jean Allen, the first black woman to be put to death in the United States in the modern era.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Documentary

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I ektelesi tis Wanda Jean  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$1,386 (USA) (6 September 2002)

Gross:

$1,386 (USA) (6 September 2002)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

References The Shawshank Redemption (1994) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Comment on the Wanda Jean Allen Story
11 November 2007 | by (bronx, ny) – See all my reviews

I was watching her story on A&E today and I found it very interesting. so interesting that I immediately Googled her name so that I could read about her story in more depth. What I did not know was that she was convicted previously and did crime for killing another lover. I was feeling sorry for her until I read more about her and I see why she was not granted clemency. It seems that she was making a habit out of killing and she needed to be stopped. LIke her family, I think that execution was a cop out and she should have spent the rest of her life in prison. Her team worked exceptionally hard on her case and at the end was really emotional and I could see the sincerity of his pleas for her to live. Excellent piece of work and A&E should re-play it.


3 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page