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The Life of David Gale (2003)

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A man against capital punishment is accused of murdering a fellow activist and is sent to death row.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bitsey Bloom
... Barbara Kreuster
Constance Jones ... Reporter A.J. Roberts
... David Gale
... Constance Harraway
Lee Ritchey ... Joe Mullarkey
... Zack Stemmons
... Dusty Wright
... Motel Waitress
Cindy Waite ... Margie
... Duke Grover
... Braxton Belyeu
Jesse De Luna ... Supervising Guard
Vernon Grote ... Door Guard
... Berlin
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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 Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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The crime is clear. The truth is not.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Rated R for violent images, nudity, language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 February 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Das Leben des David Gale  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,117,225, 23 February 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$19,593,740, 30 March 2003

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$16,971,092, 6 November 2003
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2.35 : 1
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Alan Parker: briefly appears during the party scene at the beginning of the film - he is seen helping himself to some food. See more »

Goofs

When Constance is telling David he's on sabbatical, she says, "It was four to two," but her mouth is not moving at all. See more »

Quotes

Berlin: [referring to her black panties] Rip them.
David Gale: Huh?
Berlin: Rip them off.
[Berlin then proceeds to take off David's pants, he then props her up on the bathroom sink and has sex with her]
Berlin: No, from behind.
[He thrusts into her hard from behind]
Berlin: Do it hard.
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Connections

References Larry King Live (1985) See more »

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Just to Hear Your Voice
(1993)
Written by Monte Warden
Performed by Toni Price
Courtesy of Antone's Records / Texas Music Group
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Kevin Spacey at his best and utmost - another one OSCAR performance

Kevin Spacey deserves another one OSCAR nomination for this movie while supporting cast is not such creative except maybe Laura Linney.

Alan Parker is back with stunning material - provoking and sophisticated. This movie makes me think about world we live and life in general. I'm not an expert in capital punishment issue, but acting of Spacey is superb and deeply touching. This is not usual stupid Hollywood popcorn movie and thank You for that. My personal rating is 10 out of 10.


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