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The Life of David Gale ()


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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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Bitsey Bloom
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Barbara Kreuster
Constance Jones ...
Reporter A.J. Roberts
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David Gale
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Constance Harraway
Lee Ritchey ...
Joe Mullarkey
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Zack Stemmons
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Dusty Wright
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Motel Waitress
Cindy Waite ...
Margie
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Duke Grover
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Braxton Belyeu
Jesse De Luna ...
Supervising Guard
Vernon Grote ...
Door Guard
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Berlin
Kimberly Tortorice ...
Grad Student
Katie Lott ...
Berlin's Classmate
Noah Truesdale ...
Jamie Gale
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Jo Edna the Babysitter
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Greer
Sean Hennigan ...
Ross
Charles Sanders ...
John
Mike Fontaine ...
TV Assistant Director (as Michael Fontaine)
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TV Host
Michael Crabtree ...
Governor Hardin
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Officer Ramirez (as Julio Cedillo)
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Officer Hasermann
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Nico the Goth Girl
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Sharon Gale
Cliff Stephens ...
University President
Chris Drewy ...
Radio Shed Executive
Jeff Gibbs ...
Josh
Katina Potts ...
Rosie
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Beth
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DeathWatch Chief / TV Reporter
Cindy Michelle ...
Constance's Doctor
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Hospital Orderly
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College Girl (as Jennifer Halverson)
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Belyeu's Clerk
Brenda Sendejo ...
Belyeu's Assistant
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New Homeowner
Rick Morrow ...
Section 1835 Guard
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Inmate Cook
Julia Kay-Laskowski ...
TV Soprano
Donald Braswell ...
TV Tenor
Jack Gould ...
Chaplain
Lynn Mathis ...
Warden
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Photographer
Robert Lott ...
Bullhorn Protester
Mark Voges ...
Bullhorn Protester
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Bullhorn Protester
Gwyn Little ...
Religious Woman
Patrick Fries ...
News Cameraman
Pilar Ferreiro ...
Barcelona Neighbor
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Sharon's Maid
Claudia Parker ...
Mail Girl
Joan Gispert ...
Guillermo
Janis Kelly ...
Liù
Mark Richardson ...
Timur
Justin Lavender ...
Calaf
Barbara Petricini-Buxton ...
TV Reporter (as Barbara Petricini Buxton)
David Dahl ...
TV Reporter
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TV Reporter (as Asia DeMarcos)
Amparo García ...
TV Reporter (as Amparo García-Crow)
Catenya McHenry ...
TV Reporter
Brian Orr ...
TV Reporter
Kirk Sisco ...
TV Reporter
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TV Reporter
Oliver Tull ...
TV Reporter
Michelle Valen ...
TV Reporter
Tanya Zieger ...
TV Reporter
Nick Dawson ...
Interviewee
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Interviewee
George Haynes ...
Interviewee
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Interviewee
Evelyn Lindsey ...
Interviewee
T.J. McFarland ...
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Protestor (uncredited)
Stacy Lynn Austin ...
Traveler (uncredited)
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Concerned Man (uncredited)
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Protestor / Prison Inmate (uncredited)
Richard R. Bartholomew ...
Businessman (uncredited)
Keith Bright ...
Texas Governor's Aide (uncredited)
Ryan Brooks ...
College Student (uncredited)
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Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Dian Childs ...
Dayplayer (uncredited)
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Party Girl (uncredited)
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College Professor (uncredited)
Wade Couturiaux ...
College Student / Activist (uncredited)
Steve Crawford ...
Student (uncredited)
Constance Dasse ...
Protestor (uncredited)
Matthew J. Dunn ...
College Student (uncredited)
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State Trooper / Lunch Patron (uncredited)
Nikki Folsom ...
Reporter (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
Ryan Hancock ...
Drinking Game Contestant (uncredited)
Garrett Hargrove ...
Coffee Boy (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
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Patient at AA Meeting (uncredited)
Reda Hicks ...
Party Guest (uncredited)
Landon Kash ...
News Crew Cameraman (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Airline Pilot (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
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Protester (uncredited)
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Carla (uncredited)
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Sports Bar Youth (uncredited)
Brent Mitchell ...
Governor's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Cindy Palla ...
Victim's Mother (uncredited)
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Background Reporter (uncredited)
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Partygoer (uncredited)
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Alcoholic (uncredited)
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College Student / Activist (uncredited)
Glen Powell Sr. ...
Prison guard (uncredited)
George Renteria ...
Protestor (uncredited)
Nicole R. Roberts ...
Protester / Party Girl (uncredited)
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Protester (uncredited)
Ryan Schneider ...
Protester (uncredited)
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Interviewee (uncredited)
Melanie Stovall ...
News Magazine Secretary (uncredited)
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Salsa Dancer (uncredited)
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Shooter at Rally (uncredited)
Michele Williams ...
Flight Attendant (uncredited)
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6th St. Club Patron (uncredited)
Willie Wright ...
Prison Guard (uncredited)

Directed by

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Alan Parker

Written by

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Charles Randolph ... (written by)

Produced by

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Moritz Borman ... executive producer
Nicolas Cage ... producer
Guy East ... executive producer
Norman Golightly ... co-executive producer (as Norm Golightly)
Lisa Moran ... co-producer
Alan Parker ... producer
Nigel Sinclair ... executive producer
David Wimbury ... line producer

Music by

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Alex Parker
Jake Parker

Cinematography by

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Michael Seresin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Gerry Hambling

Editorial Department

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Carolyne Chauncey ... first assistant editor
James Cohen ... second assistant editor
David Feldman ... second assistant editor
Moses Fisher ... production video editor
Brian Franklin ... editorial assistant
Bob Hart ... negative cutter
Joel Heller ... second assistant editor
Tom Kemplen ... third assistant editor
Mike Milliken ... color timer
Linda Olszewski ... editorial assistant
Ben Renton ... second assistant editor
Mark Sale ... second assistant editor
Tom Harrison-Read ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Michael Nollet ... trainee assistant film editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Howard Feuer
Juliet Taylor

Production Design by

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Geoffrey Kirkland

Art Direction by

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Steve Arnold
Jennifer Williams

Set Decoration by

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Jennifer Williams

Costume Design by

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Renee Ehrlich Kalfus ... (as Renée Ehrlich Kalfus)

Makeup Department

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Tania McComas ... makeup artist: Mr. Spacey
Sarah Monzani ... chief makeup artist
Darylin Nagy ... assistant makeup artist
Kelly Nelson ... assistant hair stylist
Carol A. O'Connell ... hair stylist: Mr. Spacey (as Carol O'Connell)
Martin Samuel ... key hair stylist
Angela Angel ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)
Terri Ewton ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Chelsey Fiske ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Diane Hardin ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Melizah Anguiano Wheat ... assistant hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Alma Kuttruff ... unit production manager
Lisa Rodgers ... post executive
Tobin Armbrust ... executive in charge of production (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Phil Hardage ... second assistant director (as Philip Hardage)
K.C. Hodenfield ... first assistant director
Jeff Okabayashi ... second assistant director (as Jeffrey Okabayashi)
Daniel J. Shaw ... second second assistant director (as Dan Shaw)
Brian Steward ... second assistant director
Luis Casacuberta ... uncredited
Javier Chinchilla ... uncredited

Art Department

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Steve Allen ... propmaker
Dean Allison ... construction foreman
Rodney Becker ... set dresser
Amy Bell ... assistant props
Melody Bishop ... art department coordinator
Mark Boucher ... leadman
Nigel A. Boucher ... leadman (as Nigel Boucher)
E.W. Bradford ... construction coordinator (as Bill Bradford)
Jennifer Carpenter ... set decorating coordinator
Scott Childers ... construction foreman
Randall S. Coe ... construction gang boss (as Randall Coe)
Jack Colmenero ... set dresser
Craig Denham ... graphic designer
Patricia Dillon ... set dresser
Jann K. Engel ... set designer
William F. Gambill ... stand-by painter (as William Gambill)
Shellie Gillespie ... set dresser
Jerry G. Henery ... construction general foreman (as Jerry Henery)
Roy G. Huth ... set dresser (as Roy Huth)
Jerry Kilber ... construction foreman
Ellen Lampl ... graphic designer
Chris Langevin ... assistant props
Tom McDaniel ... welding foreman
Walt Mikolwski ... construction gang boss (as Walter Mikowlski)
Don Miloyevich ... property master
Joaquin A. Morin ... set dresser
Debbie Nolan ... construction foreman
King Orba ... assistant property master (as Mark Wallace)
David Phillip ... greensman (as David Martin Phillip)
Randy Puga ... paint foreman
Ronald Puga ... lead scenic (as Ronald J. Puga Sr.)
Jeremy Roberts ... construction auditor
Lori Rowbotham ... assistant art director
Steve Sawhill ... set dresser
Andi Scull ... graphic designer
Randy Severs ... gang boss
Randall Stuckey ... paint foreman
Tom Ward ... construction gang boss
Robert H. Winn ... paint foreman (as Robert Winn)
Jay Womer ... construction gang boss (as Jay M. Womer)
Cher Young ... painter
Chan Canelo ... artist painter (uncredited)
Todd Clevenger ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Dennis Collins ... paint foreman (uncredited)
Nanci Elfrez ... scenic artist (uncredited)
James Wiley Fowler ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Edwin G. Hill ... carpenter (uncredited)
Amy N. Hughes ... set decoration production assistant (uncredited)
Robyn Jacobs ... painter (uncredited)
David Menefee ... propmaker (uncredited)
Jeffery Noble ... props (uncredited)
Cory Parker ... swing gang (uncredited)
Charles Seale ... carpenter (uncredited)
Corissa Smith ... painter (uncredited)
Michael Smothers ... laborer (uncredited)
Chuck Stringer ... carpenter (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Ross Adams ... assistant sound editor
Anna Behlmer ... re-recording mixer
Ed Colyer ... foley mixer
Richard Fordham ... assistant sound editor
Chris Frazee ... utility sound
Stan Ginsel ... sound transfer
Pauline Griffiths ... foley artist
Craig Heath ... sound recordist
Peter Holt ... foley editor
Alex Joseph ... assistant sound editor
Eddy Joseph ... supervising sound editor
Jenny Lee Wright ... foley artist (as Jennie Lee Wright)
Nick Lowe ... dialogue editor
David Lucarelli ... adr recordist
David MacMillan ... production sound mixer
Harrison D. Marsh ... boom operator (as Harrison Marsh)
Andy Nelson ... re-recording mixer
Robert Renga ... sound recordist
Charleen Richards ... adr mixer
Denis St. Amand ... re-recording engineer
Derek Casari ... adr engineer (uncredited)
Colin Cooper ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Esther Smith ... sound technician (uncredited)
Richard Street ... preview re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Yves De Bono ... special effects supervisor (as Yves Debono)
Ken Gorrell ... special effects technician (as Kenny Gorrell)
Jack Lynch ... special effects technician
Russell Tyrrell ... special effects foreman

Visual Effects by

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Mark Bakowski ... digital compositor: Mill Film (uncredited)
Simon Stanley-Clamp ... digital supervisor (uncredited)

Stunts

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Doug Coleman ... stunt coordinator
Kerry Rossall ... stunt coordinator
Carla Thorman ... stunts
Diane Towery ... stunts
Russell Towery ... stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Edward J. Adcock ... camera operator
Troy Anderson ... rigging electrician
Marc Andrus ... key rigging grip
David Appleby ... still photographer
Stephen Beasley ... electrician (as Steve Beasley)
Cheryl Clarson ... rigging electrician
Peter Clarson ... rigging gaffer
Bill Coe ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Eric Damazio ... company grip
Sean Devine ... company grip
James Frederick ... electrician (as Jamie Frederick)
Patrick Fries ... camera operator: video camera
Chris Hamala ... company grip
Todd Heater ... gaffer
Chip Huntington ... rigging grip (as Dale G. Huntington Jr.)
Edison Jackson ... electrician
John Johns ... 24 frame video operator
Pete Kolb ... best boy rigging grip (as Peter Kolb)
Wayne Kosky ... best boy grip
Paul T. LeBlanc ... 24 frame video operator (as Paul Leblanc)
David Luckenbach ... steadicam operator (as Dave Luckenbach)
Bobby McMahan ... second assistant camera: "a" camera
Raul Mello ... electrician
Mike Moad ... dolly grip
Richard Nance ... rigging grip
Danny Navarette ... electrician (as Danny Navarrette)
Les Percy ... key grip
Gabe Proctor ... video assist operator (as Gabriel Proctor)
Mike Proudfoot ... camera operator
Mark Reeves ... best boy electric
Mike Repeta ... steadicam assistant
Daniel Rogers ... company grip
Adam Drew Schwartz ... camera loader (as Adam Schwartz)
Michael Seaman ... rigging electrician (as Mike Seaman)
Jas Shelton ... rigging best boy
Peter Simonite ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Cara Singleton ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Greg Travis ... rigging electrician
Alan Grayley ... electrician (uncredited)
Courtney Harrell ... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
James Marks ... remote camera operator (uncredited)
Jamie Mills ... electrician (uncredited)
Rafael Miralles Sagrera ... clapper loader: "a" camera, Barcelona (uncredited)
Eric Montes ... rigging electrician (uncredited)
Edward A. Navarro ... additional rigging grip (uncredited)
Nate Nelson ... grip (uncredited)
Trevor Doyle Nelson ... camera intern: second unit (uncredited)
Will Nicholson ... video playback operator (uncredited)
Aaron Atom Vyvial ... key grip: "b" camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Jo Edna Boldin ... casting: Texas
Randi Chugerman ... casting assistant
Patricia DiCerto ... casting associate (as Patricia Kerrigan)
Jennifer Dorsey ... casting assistant (as Jennifer Halverson)
Louis Elman ... adr voice casting
John Hubbard ... casting: Barcelona
Silvia Menendez-Cahue ... casting: Barcelona
Cheryl White-Kurtz ... casting assistant
Howard Feuer ... casting: Los Angeles (uncredited)
Beth Sepko ... extras casting: Austin (uncredited)
Meta Valentic ... casting associate (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Laura Hodges ... costumer
Janice Janecek ... costumer
Kathy Kiatta ... wardrobe supervisor
Jo Kissack ... costumer (as Joanne Kissack)
Susan Kistler ... costumer
Keith G. Lewis ... key set costumer (as Keith Lewis)
Fionnuala M. Lynch ... set costumer (as Fionnuala Lynch)
Nicci Schinman ... costumer
Krista Schluderman ... costumer
Elizabeth Shelton ... associate costume designer
Michelle Elaine Teague ... wardrobe coordinator (as Michelle Teague)
Yvonne Wilburn ... costumer
Stephanie A. Steel ... costume production assistant (uncredited)

Location Management

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Drew Dillard ... location manager
Joey Hudgins ... location scout
Kelly Kernan ... assistant location manager (as K.J. Kernan)
Robert Steven White ... location scout (as Steve White)
Logan Cooper ... location assistant (uncredited)
Steve White ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Peter Cobbin ... music engineer
Isobel Griffiths ... orchestral contractor
Nick Ingman ... conductor
Kathy Nelson ... executive in charge of music: Universal Pictures
Jake Parker ... orchestrator
Simon Rhodes ... music engineer
Graham Sutton ... music editor
David Arch ... keyboards (uncredited)
Mark Berrow ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Rachel Bolt ... viola (uncredited)
Roland Heap ... assistant scoring engineer (uncredited)
Bruce White ... musician: viola (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Monica Allen ... transportation dispatcher
Janice Knox ... transportation co-captain
Lonnie Nelson ... transportation captain
Jimmy Ray Pickens ... driver
Phil Schriber ... transportation coordinator
Sam Craytor ... driver: construction (uncredited)
Ricky Damazio ... driver (uncredited)
Greg Faucett ... driver (uncredited)
J. Armin Garza II ... driver: camera car (uncredited)
John H. Stephens ... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Marti Wells ... driver (uncredited)
Steven Willhoite ... driver: camera truck, "b" camera unit (uncredited)

Other crew

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Paul Beard ... liaison: London
Peter Bloor ... chief lighting consultant
Laura Brown ... stand-in
Mimi Brown ... assistant: Ms. Winslet
Rodney Bursiel ... stand-in
Doug Carter ... set production assistant (as Douglas Carter)
Chris Castaldi ... key set production assistant
Kathryn Castellanos ... assistant: Ms. Moran
Amanda Curry ... first assistant accountant
Matt Dalton ... post-production accountant
Lisa Davidson ... production coordinator
Shanti Delsarte ... assistant production coordinator
Joe Fiske ... craft service
Stan Ginsel ... projectionist
Gina Grande ... script supervisor
Joyce Green ... key set production assistant
Nell Kennedy ... production office assistant
Robert F. Kocourek ... production controller
Margo Kornemann ... accounting clerk
Kevin LaRosa ... helicopter pilot
Carla Meyer ... dialect coach
Amber Nosbisch ... stand-in
Larry Pardini ... stand-in
Shawn Pipkin ... set production assistant
Bronwyn Preston ... unit publicist
Shirley Proctor ... second assistant accountant
Christopher Scull ... assistant: Mr. Wimbury
Kathleen Shaw ... payroll accountant
J.J. Shea ... liaison: Los Angeles
Rod Tinney ... helicopter pilot
Charles Tuthill ... assistant: Ms. Linney
Karen Wacker ... production secretary
Leigh A. Wilbourn ... assistant production coordinator
Bianca Bezdek-Goodloe ... legal services (uncredited)
Jesse Blanco ... production assistant (uncredited)
Brinton Bryan ... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Mia Cevallos ... liaison: Chapman (uncredited)
Ray Daugherty ... production assistant (uncredited)
Gary Ferraro ... chef (uncredited)
Tom Flynn ... production intern (uncredited)
Josh Gold ... production intern (uncredited)
Peter Hansen ... caterer: pastry chef (uncredited)
Evan Henke ... production assistant (uncredited)
Christine Irons ... additional production assistant (uncredited)
Valerie Johnson ... additional set production assistant (uncredited)
Gina Jones ... stand-in (uncredited)
Chad Keller ... production assistant (uncredited)
Despoina Ladi ... production assistant (uncredited)
Brad Margolis ... production assistant (uncredited)
Andrei Serban ... stage director: opera production "Turandot" (uncredited)
Raigen Thornton ... set paramedic (uncredited)

Thanks

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Tom Copeland ... thanks: The Texas Film Commission
Ray Donley ... thanks
Larry Fitzgerald ... thanks: The Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Terry Green ... thanks: The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (as Captain Terry Green)
Neill Hodges ... thanks: The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (as Warden Neill Hodges)
Warden Morgan ... thanks: The Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Barbara Muschietti ... thanks
Glen Smith ... thanks: The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (as Asst. Warden Smith)
Larry Todd ... thanks: The Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Charlie Williamson ... thanks: The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (as Asst. Warden Williamson)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The crime is clear. The truth is not. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Das Leben des David Gale (Germany)
  • La vida de David Gale (Spain)
  • La vie de David Gale (France)
  • Devid Geylin Heyati (Azerbaijan)
  • Животът на Дейвид Гейл (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 130 min
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Box Office

Budget $50,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $7,117,225, 23 Feb 2003
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $16,971,092, 06 Nov 2003

Did You Know?

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Trivia The scene where Gale is drunk in downtown Austin (6th street) was somewhat improvised and shot with two lights and a camera. "Most of those people aren't extras," Alan Parker said to an audience at the University of Washington. See more »
Goofs After Gale puts his son to bed he feeds his fish. Before he feeds them you can see food floating down from a previous take. See more »
Movie Connections Features Dragnet (1951). See more »
Soundtracks Another Bleeding Heart See more »
Quotes David Gale: Fantasies have to be unrealistic because the moment, the second that you get what you seek, you don't, you can't want it anymore. In order to continue to exist, desire must have its objects perpetually absent. It's not the "it" that you want, it's the fantasy of "it." So, desire supports crazy fantasies. This is what Pascal means when he says that we are only truly happy when daydreaming about future happiness. Or why we say the hunt is sweeter than the kill. Or be careful what you wish for. Not because you'll get it, but because you're doomed not to want it once you do. So the lesson of Lacan is, living by your wants will never make you happy. What it means to be fully human is to strive to live by ideas and ideals and not to measure your life by what you've attained in terms of your desires but those small moments of integrity, compassion, rationality, even self-sacrifice. Because in the end, the only way that we can measure the significance of our own lives is by valuing the lives of others.
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