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Kill Me If You Can (1977)

The story of Caryl Chessman, a convicted California rapist who spent 12 years on death row before finally being executed.

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Buzz Kulik

Writer:

John Gay
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Alda ... Caryl W. Chessman
Talia Shire ... Rosalie Asher
John Hillerman ... George Davis
Barnard Hughes ... Judge Fricke
Virginia Kiser ... Virginia Gibbons
Edward Mallory Edward Mallory
Walter McGinn Walter McGinn ... J. Miller Leavy
Ben Piazza ... Bill Edmunds
John Randolph ... Judge Lewis Goodman
John P. Ryan ... Johnson
Rose Portillo ... Sarah Loper
Maxine Stuart ... Mrs. Asher
Brian Byers ... Harris
James Sikking ... Mr. Lea
George Sperdakos ... Court Clerk
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The story of Caryl Chessman, a convicted California rapist who spent 12 years on death row before finally being executed.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Caryl Chessman Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In one scene the sub-title states it is January 1956 but it shows Chessman arriving at court building in a 1957 Chevrolet which did not debut until September 1956. See more »

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Dead Man Walking has nothing on this!!!
22 March 2001 | by brew-5See all my reviews

Oh man, I saw this when I was about 9 at hotel somewhere in Pennsylvania (this was in 1977!) and the thing that haunted me for years, years!! - was the image of Alan Alda strapped into the gas chamber and being executed.

The admonition of the guard to 'breathe deeply, it'll be easier' was so chilling that I can remember it to this day! I've never seen the movie since but those images are so vivid I can't forget them!

On a political note, it makes you think about capital punishment and whether or not you're for or against it, it does spark a debate on how punishment is administered.


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