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Fourteen Days in May (1987)

Fourteen Days in May is a documentary film directed by Paul Hamann and originally shown on television by the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1987. The programme recounts the final days ... See full summary »

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Paul Hamann
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Bobby Butler Bobby Butler ... Self - Officer in Charge, Death Row (as Lt. Bobby Butler)
Donald Cabana Donald Cabana ... Self - Superintendent, Parchman Penitentiary
Melanie Christopher Melanie Christopher ... Self - WJTV NewsCenter (archive footage)
Paul Hamann Paul Hamann ... Self - Filmmaker
Sandra Hicks Sandra Hicks ... Self (as Sister Sandra Hicks)
Betty Johnson Betty Johnson ... Self - Mother
Edward Earl Johnson Edward Earl Johnson ... Self
Jessie Johnson Jessie Johnson ... Self - Grandmother
Myra Johnson Myra Johnson ... Self - Sister
Ron Padgett Ron Padgett ... Self - Head Chaplain
Dwight Presley Dwight Presley ... Self - Deputy Superintendent
Clive Stafford Smith Clive Stafford Smith ... Self - Edward Johnson's Lawyer
Michael Whelan Michael Whelan ... Self - Parchman Psychologist
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Fourteen Days in May is a documentary film directed by Paul Hamann and originally shown on television by the British Broadcasting Corporation in 1987. The programme recounts the final days before the execution of Edward Earl Johnson, an American prisoner convicted of rape and murder and imprisoned in the Mississippi State Penitentiary. Johnson protested his innocence and claimed that his confession had been made under duress. He was executed in Mississippi's gas chamber on 20 May 1987. Written by Thomas Work

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Himself - Edward Johnson's Lawyer: It's a sick world.
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Gritty Capital Punishment Documentary
13 July 2004 | by MarkGrenSee all my reviews

We had to watch this in high school as a combination of topics on capital punishment and documentary making. As documentary making techniques go some of the work done here was sloppy and could definitely be seen to give a biased view of the situation (that the guy they were following was innocent) but some of the points raised were highly valid and interesting. It gave an insight into some of the possible injustices of the legal system, and also the emotions experienced by a person on death row. In the end it was worthy program to watch and left you with conflicting views over the realisation of the capital punishment idea, and that's probably the most rewarding part of the experience


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UK

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English

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11 November 1987 (UK) See more »

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