Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Video

WATCH NOW
The true story of Toni Jo Henry, a woman tried for the crime of murder in 1942 in the state of Louisiana. Toni Jo, a product of childhood abuse and neglect, briefly discovers love and ... See full summary »

Director:

Reviews

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When Rex, a Broken Hill cab driver, is told he doesn't have long to live, he sets out on an epic journey to Darwin in a bid to die on his own terms.

Director: Jeremy Sims
Stars: Michael Caton, Ningali Lawford, Mark Coles Smith
The Quiet (2005)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Dot (Belle), a young deaf and mute woman, is sent to live with her godparents (Falco and Donovan) and their daughter (Cuthbert). The new addition to the household realizes that everything is not copacetic in the home, and the family's dark come to light.

Director: Jamie Babbit
Stars: Camilla Belle, Elisha Cuthbert, Edie Falco
One and Two (2015)
Drama | Fantasy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Two siblings discover a supernatural escape from a troubled home, but find their bond tested when reality threatens to tear their family apart.

Director: Andrew Droz Palermo
Stars: Kiernan Shipka, Timothée Chalamet, Elizabeth Reaser
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.

Director: Werner Herzog
Stars: James Franco, Nicole Kidman, Damian Lewis
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After being jilted by her boyfriend, a talk show talent scout writes a column on the relationship habits of men which gains her national fame.

Director: Tony Goldwyn
Stars: Ashley Judd, Greg Kinnear, Hugh Jackman
Noble (2014)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Christina Noble overcomes the harsh difficulties of her childhood in Ireland to discover her destiny on the streets of Saigon. A true story.

Director: Stephen Bradley
Stars: Deirdre O'Kane, Sarah Greene, Gloria Cramer Curtis
Misconduct (2016)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When an ambitious young lawyer takes on a big case against a powerful and ruthless executive of a large pharmaceutical company, he soon finds himself involved in a case of blackmail and corruption.

Director: Shintaro Shimosawa
Stars: Malin Akerman, Alice Eve, Julia Stiles
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

U.S. Marshall Duke Donovan is imprisoned, accused of being an accomplice in a bank robbery. After discovering that his partner is planning to kill his wife, he must escape prison in time to save his wife and clear his name.

Director: Dustin Rikert
Stars: Courtney Gains, Abraham Benrubi, Sydney Penny
Safelight (2015)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A teenage boy and girl discover a renewed sense of possibility as they go on a road trip to photograph lighthouses along the California coast.

Director: Tony Aloupis
Stars: Evan Peters, Juno Temple, Kevin Alejandro
Phantom Halo (2014)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Brothers Samuel and Beckett Emerson are barely scraping by. Their father, Warren, continues to gamble and drink away any money they bring home. With all the havoc that is constantly going ... See full summary »

Director: Antonia Bogdanovich
Stars: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rebecca Romijn, Luke Kleintank
Tell (2014)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Ethan Tell is a small time crook who makes a big-time score when he steals 1 million dollars. Ironically, his life radically changes for the worse when he discovers that stealing the money ... See full summary »

Director: J.M.R. Luna
Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Katee Sackhoff, Jason Lee
The Program II (2015)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

An Irish sports journalist becomes convinced that Lance Armstrong's performances during the Tour de France victories are fueled by banned substances. With this conviction, he starts hunting for evidence that will expose Armstrong.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Guillaume Canet
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Toni Jo Henry
...
...
Cowboy
...
...
Norman Anderson
...
...
Clement Moss
...
Miss Charlotte
...
Young Toni Jo
Ed Bruce ...
J.P. Copeland
...
George McQuiston
...
Toni Jo's Father
...
Texas Judge
...
Photographer
...
Daniel Baker
Edit

Storyline

The true story of Toni Jo Henry, a woman tried for the crime of murder in 1942 in the state of Louisiana. Toni Jo, a product of childhood abuse and neglect, briefly discovers love and happiness that soon turns to despair when her husband Cowboy is sent to prison and she embarks on an ill-fated plan with an accomplice Arkie to free him. Because of her beauty, Toni Jo instantly becomes a notorious celebrity, drawing the unparalleled media attention of two highly publicized and sensational murder trials. Her story is a story of hope, a story of love and a story of redemption, as Toni Jo discovers the true strength within herself and, with the help of a priest, Father Richard is able to face her life with a calm and peace that defies explanation. Written by Sandi Russell

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

In the end, only one thing can save her. See more »

Genres:

Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic material including disturbing violent images, sexual situations and some drug content | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 March 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Unforgiven - Das Todesurteil der Toni Jo Henry  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Toni Jo Henry's heartbreaking story and 1940's murder trial....a must watch!
26 February 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Pardon brings you, the viewer, front and center into the middle of the real-life story of Toni Jo Henry and the murder trial that ensues. Performances from actors John Hawkes, Jaime King and T.J. Thyne are gripping and evoke deep emotional connections with each character. While the subject of childhood abuse introduces us into the unveiling storyline, a more compelling bond of strength, friendship and resilience personifies the true heart of this film!The movie footage captures some amazing scenes, both in mood and context, while the close-ups of Jaime King give us a true "look" into the heart and soul of Toni Jo. A refreshing view into some perhaps forgotten pages of history. A remarkably well written and poignant movie you will not want to miss! Exceptional.


12 of 19 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Toni Jo SaltyBayou
Release Date? LMHT
Has Anyone Heard Anything about a Release Date? Jeddah
Any update on releasing this film? JEOuttrim
Add SAG name to cast list please bonniegallup
The Pardon: new trailer and website rimbaud22
Discuss The Pardon (2013) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?