When anti-death-penalty activist David Gale is convicted and condemned to death for the murder of a colleague, reporter Bitsey Bloom sets out to learn the story behind Gale's crime. What she finds challenges her belief in Gale's guilt and, finally, in the justice system.Written by
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The commercial and critical failure of this film effectively ended Alan Parker's career. Despite various attempts he was unable to raise the necessary funding for any further projects and never directed again. In 2016 Parker officially announced his retirement from the film industry. See more »
At the beginning of the movie when the pickup truck swerves around the girl, the tire squealing sounds like the road surface is asphalt, when it clearly is dirt and gravel. See more »
Did I tell you that when you were circumcised they threw away the wrong part?
Yes, I believe you mentioned it. It's called schmuck.
Part of the foreskin they throw away after circumcision, I believe it is called schmuck.
Aren't we so fucking clever.
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Kevin Spacey stars as David Gale, a life long campaigner against the death penalty finds himself on death row after being found guilty of the rape and murder of a fellow anti-execution campaigner. Kate Winslet is the reporter who interviews Gale during his last three days and she is convinced of his guilt and need to be executed, but as she interviews Gale she begins to question his guilt.
This was a great story very well told without deteriorating into a 'execution is wrong' lecture. And as usual, Kevin Spacey's performance is fantastic. Because of the twists and the amount of after-thought it provoked, I give 'The Life of David Gale' 8/10.
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