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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

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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Último recurso  »

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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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Drive Me Home
Written and Performed by Richard Mikuls
Courtesy of Carrie-a-Melody Music
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Only for Sharon
4 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

So so film about death penalty. Full of cliches and emotional manipulation. Yes, you got it right, a definite tear jerker. So, not for me. But look! Isn't that Sharon Stone? Sure she is, beautiful as always. It's true, I sat trough the whole film just for her.


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