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Last Light (1993)

Movie about a killer who is waiting on death row, and finds an unlikely friend in a prison guard.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fred Whitmore
... Denver Bayliss
... Lt. Lionel McMannis
... Hope Whitmore
... Lillian Burke
... Kathy Rubicek
... 1st Inmate
Tony T. Johnson ... Darrell Whitmore
Lydell M. Cheshier ... Jimmy the J
... Kranski (as Gary Cervantes)
Dom Magwili ... 1st Guard
... 2nd Guard
... Chess Player
... 2nd Inmate
Robert Eisele ... Bill Corbett
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Awaiting execution, Denver Bayliss gains an unlikely friend and confidant in Fred Whitmore, a former cop who is now a prison guard. Whitmore's life is a mess, however: he shuts out his wife and can't relate to his son. As Bayliss' execution draws nearer, Whitmore clashes more and more with Lt. McMannis, his supervisor, over Bayliss' treatment. Bayliss gives Whitmore a new understanding of life by helping him come to terms with a traumatic past, and Whitmore helps Bayliss to make his peace with himself and the world. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindsping.com>

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prison | prison guard | death row | See All (3) »

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One defying the system. One sworn to uphold it.

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for intense depiction of life on Death Row | See all certifications »
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22 August 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Az utolsó fény  »

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Directorial debut of Kiefer Sutherland. See more »

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Denver Bayliss: The only way you can kill me is cut my head off and bury it where I can't find it.
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Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
Written by Marvin Gaye (as Morris Gaye) and James Nyx
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Character driven but underdeveloped.....
14 January 2008 | by See all my reviews

Not bad as prison movies go. Definitely not stereotyped, because "Last Light" is a lot deeper than most of this type. There are problems however. First, too much dialog is garbled by background noise, making it difficult to understand. Second, several characters appear for one brief scene and are never heard from again. This makes one wonder if they were necessary to the script in the first place. If you come in with realistic expectations you will not be disappointed, as the acting by Forest Whitaker and Kiefer Sutherland is very good. I would rank "Last Light" well behind another Kiefer Sutherland directed film "The Killing Time". Marginally recommended. - MERK


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