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Last Rites (1998)

A man (Quaid) is executed in the electric chair for having killed several women, but due to lightning striking a transformer at the moment of execution, he survives. As soon as he's well, ... See full summary »

Director:

Kevin Dowling

Writers:

Tim Frost (story), Tim Frost (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randy Quaid ... Jeremy Dillon
Embeth Davidtz ... Dr. Lauren Riggs
A Martinez ... Atty. Matt Santos
Clarence Williams III ... Warden George Pierce
Jack Coleman ... Agent Gary Blake
Paul Benjamin ... Fez
Tracey Ellis ... Lydia Stedman (Lydia Stewart in end credits)
Marco Rodríguez ... Eddie Tyler (as Marco Rodriguez)
John Roselius John Roselius ... Delricio
Tom Everett ... Gov. Thorpe
M.C. Gainey ... 'Quinn' Quint
John Drayman John Drayman ... Parish Priest
Steve Ireland ... Brandon Worth
Pamela Grace Pamela Grace ... Nurse Sheila
Pope Brock Pope Brock ... Prison Chaplain
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A man (Quaid) is executed in the electric chair for having killed several women, but due to lightning striking a transformer at the moment of execution, he survives. As soon as he's well, however, they plan to electrocute him again, but now he has become a changed man and the female criminal Psychiatrist (Davidtz) attributes it to the electrocution wiping out certain brain cells. But more, she finds that the man is capable of psychic awareness of killings about to happen and although he is able to help the police, there is still public opinion that fights against any chance for clemency... they want him executed again. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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A Killer's Time Is Up. But Fate Will Reset The Clock.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I teleftaia lexi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The lines Dillon quotes to Laura ("Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow ...") are from 'Macbeth', Act 5. See more »

Quotes

[last Lines]
Parish Priest: Would you like last rites?
Jeremy Dillon: [dying] Yes.
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Features The Big Clock (1948) See more »

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What a surprise
30 September 2001 | by kitchkinetSee all my reviews

This was made-for-cable? This was a very good movie.

Randy Quaid was awesome as serial killer Jeremy Dillon, who undergoes a transformation after his execution in Florida's electric chair is botched (Yes, it IS set in Florida, and they do mention 'Ol' Sparky'. Interestingly enough, this movie was made after an inmate's face burst into flames while he was being electrocuted). Now, not only does he not believe he's capable of the acts he committed (raping and murdering young women) much less remember them, he can see the future as well. When his 'psychic' powers lead to the closure of some cases, including the freedom of a friend wrongly placed on death row himself, the public becomes sympathetic. But can he convince the Governor, the Warden, his psychologist and a victim's advocate (who is the sister of one of his victims) that's he's really a changed man?


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