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Last Dance (1996)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 3 May 1996 (USA)
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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Cindy Liggett
... Rick Hayes
... Sam Burns
... John Hayes
... The Governor
... Jill
Pamala Tyson ... Linda, Legal Aid Attorney
... Billy, Cindy's Brother
... Doug
... Inmate Reggie
... Guard Frances
Jeffrey Buckner Ford ... D.A. Rusk (as Jeffrey Ford)
... Detective Vollo
... Louise
Peg Allen ... Helen
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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

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

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3 May 1996 (USA)  »

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$5,858,000
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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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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
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Female version of Dead Man Walking.
14 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

I have yet to see DMW- starring Sean Penn and Susan Sarandon, but given it was such a popular movie, it was difficult for this one to step out of its shadow. It is about a woman up against death row. An attorney steps in and tries to save her life by proving her innocence in a murder trial. I have always been intrigued with prison movies for their grittiness, and drama, and Last Dance has some real moments of tension. However the grittiness is somewhat lacking, until the end (and even there its not as strong). What saves the movie is strong acting, specifically from Stone (who is somewhat Hollywood's female version of Sean Penn in that they exceed in the lowlife "bad guy" roles like no other). 7/10.


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