A lawyer assigned to the clemency case of a woman on death row finds himself forming a deep friendship with her while he tries to prevent her impending execution.

Director:

Bruce Beresford

Writers:

Steven Haft (story), Ron Koslow (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Stone ... Cindy Liggett
Rob Morrow ... Rick Hayes
Randy Quaid ... Sam Burns
Peter Gallagher ... John Hayes
Jack Thompson ... The Governor
Jayne Brook ... Jill
Pamala Tyson Pamala Tyson ... Linda, Legal Aid Attorney
Skeet Ulrich ... Billy, Cindy's Brother
Don Harvey ... Doug
Diane Sellers ... Inmate Reggie
Patricia French ... Guard Frances
Jeffrey Buckner Ford Jeffrey Buckner Ford ... D.A. Rusk (as Jeffrey Ford)
Dave Hager ... Detective Vollo
Christine Cattell ... Louise
Peg Allen Peg Allen ... Helen
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Storyline

Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep friendship, while all the while the date for her execution draws nearer. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Sometimes justice is a crime

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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One of a number of Hollywood movies set in the American South directed by Australian director Bruce Beresford. The films include Last Dance (1996), Rich in Love (1992), Tender Mercies (1983) Crimes of the Heart (1986) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989). See more »

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When Rick pulls up to the party at night in his Porsche, the parking attendant runs behind his car to the driver's side. After the camera angle changes to a close-up of Rick, the attendant passes behind his car again. See more »

Connections

Featured in Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras (1998) See more »

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So Called Friend
Written by Johnny McElhone and Sharleen Spiteri
Performed by Texas
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All About Death Sentence
24 November 2019 | by Desertman84See all my reviews

Rob Morrow and Sharon Stone stars in "Last Dance". The movie is about a young lawyer who tries to save a female criminal who is to be sentenced to death at the Clemency Board due to the fact that she was not given adequate legal representation.Added to that,the local politics becomes a factor in it as well.

The movie was average in the sense that it deals with an interesting theme about people who are going to go through a death sentence.What makes the film average is the fact that the young lawyer is patterned to a typical Tom Cruise character and Sharon Stone was given not much to do as the female criminal. Added to that, the performances was average as well. The screenplay was far from exceptional as well. Overall,the film could have been great but it was far from it.

For a better film, get to see "Dead Man Walking".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Last Dance See more »

Filming Locations:

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,690,253, 5 May 1996

Gross USA:

$5,939,449

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,939,449
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Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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