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Death and Texas (2004)

Football superstar "Barefoot" Bobby Briggs of the Austin Steers has been convicted of murder. Will he be allowed to play with his team on Megabowl Sunday before he is executed? That is what this mockumentary explores.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Durning ... Marshall Ledger
Steve Harris ... Barefoot Bobby Briggs
Corbin Bernsen
Jello Biafra ... Prison spokesman
Susan Egan ... Corrine Ballard
Chris Ellis ... Phillip Brodeur
Rance Howard ... Circuit Court Judge
Michael McShane ... Prison Guard
Mary Kay Place ... Mrs. Kim
Joe Unger ... Prison Guard
Ann Weldon Ann Weldon ... Briggs, Calpurnia
Pamela Tice Chapman Pamela Tice Chapman ... Rhiannon McRae
Billy Ray Cyrus ... Spoade Perkins
John Fleck ... J. Woodsey Niles
Romany Malco ... Ray Ray Ellis


Dateline # Austin, TX. Barefoot Bobby Briggs, the legendary running back for the Austin Steers was today sentenced to die for his role in the armed robbery/murder at a downtown Stop 'n Go convenience store... It's five years later, and Bobby's appeals have all but run out, and the Austin Steers are - once again - on the march to the Superbowl, with a lock on the playoffs, when their wide receiver has a season ending injury. With their playoff hopes in shambles, the Governor of Texas controversially offers Bobby a furlough # from death row # to help rescue the Steers' post-season hopes, and even play in the Superbowl. Death & Texas chronicles the bizarre story of Bobby Briggs, whose pro-career was cut short when he was sentenced to die. Guided by implacable anti-death-penalty advocate Marshall Ledger, Bobby plays the only card he has left # his undoubted prowess on the football field. The final days of his appeals to the courts and the Governor play out side-by-side with the Steers' ... Written by Stephen Israel

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12 March 2004 (USA) See more »

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I was in this movie!
13 July 2016 | by billytrompeterSee all my reviews

This was back in my attempted foray into the world of acting. I was 24 years old and had no real acting experience besides being an extra in several movies and TV shows around 2002-2004.

I was an extra. I was a tight end in Bobby's pro team practice. Im number 80! It was extremely low budget. I did it for free.

You can rent it on from that one DVD service.

Shooting for this was a joke. When I saw Corbin Bernsen standing near craft services, I realized this was going nowhere...I really do apologize for the existence of this movie. I never actually saw it and would truly assume it to be a bad movie. But hey, enjoy!

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