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I Want to Live (1983)

The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person ... See full summary »

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David Lowell Rich
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lindsay Wagner ... Barbara Graham
Martin Balsam ... Jack Brady
Pamela Reed ... Edie Bannister
Harry Dean Stanton ... Emmett Perkins
Michael Alldredge ... Mr. Cooley
Kent Broadhurst ... District Attorney
Seymour Cassel ... John Santo
Jon Cedar ... Jim Stockard
Dana Elcar ... Warden
Ellen Geer ... Mrs. Cooley
Robert Ginty ... Henry Graham
Barry Primus ... Al Matthews
Don Stroud ... John True
Ken Swofford ... Sgt. Black
William Bogert ... Prosecution judge
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Storyline

The movie tells the story of a woman who struggles and fights to escape the gas chamber being condemned with capital punishment because of her participation in a hold up in which a person was killed. Written by Volker Boehm

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Genres:

Biography | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 May 1983 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Condamnation sans appel See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

The real Barbara Graham wore a blindfold when she went to the gas chamber. See more »

Connections

Remake of I Want to Live! (1958) See more »

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Bland TVer
9 February 2009 | by taggerezSee all my reviews

This is a dreadful remake but it has its moments. I doubt Lindsay Wagner ever looked better even though she can't act to save her life. Harry Dean Stanton does an odd Emmett Perkins and Seymour Cassel is fine as the evil John Santo. But Pam Reed as the gratuitous bitchy feminist reporter is ridiculous. Robert Ginty is also good as Bab's junkie husband, Henry.

Just like the original, this bland made-for-TV flick tries to paint Barbara Graham as a well trod-upon girl-who-never-got-a-break. It also tries to make her out as innocent of the Mabel Monohan murder. That is all bull hockey. Babs was a mean as hell and guilty to boot. Throw in the obvious feminist slant and it's enough to put you off your TV dinner.


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