Years before The Green Mile, a murderer on death row finds himself infused with the incredible power to heal by touch. A desperate race to halt his execution builds to a miraculous climax.

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Eric David Peterson
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Rob Wellan
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Meadows
Nicholas Love ...
Bradshaw
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Fowler
Arnold Johnson ...
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Marshall
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Roberto Contreras ...
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T.J. Worzalla ...
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Years before The Green Mile, a murderer on death row finds himself infused with the incredible power to heal by touch. A desperate race to halt his execution builds to a miraculous climax. Written by Anonymous

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10 November 1986 (USA)  »

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A real oddity on "Amazing Stories"
23 June 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Throughout the two season run of "Amazing Stories", the show ripped off a lot of earlier TV shows and movies. Again and again, I noticed plots that sure looked a lot like I'd seen them before. However, this is NOT the case with "Life on Death Row", as the film seems to have actually been the inspiration for Stephen King's "The Green Mile".

When the show begins, a death row inmate (Patrick Swayze) is being returned. Apparently his latest appeal has been rejected and he's soon due to be executed. Soon he participates in an attempted prison break but they are stopped and he is electrocuted in the process. Something weird now happens--his touch is able to heal! One of the fellow attempted escapees is dying but is miraculously healed when he touches him! Soon, word of this great power goes far and wide and lots of prisoners and even the warden want to have him use his new-found powers.

This is an excellent episode--well written, acted and quite original. Well worth seeing--and not nearly as long as "The Green Mile"--which clocks in at nearly three hours!


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