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The Lena Baker Story ()


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A chronicle of the life of Lena Baker, the first woman to be sent to the electric chair in Georgia for the murder of her employer, who forced her into sexual slavery.

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Lena Baker
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Annie Baker
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Elliot Arthur
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Sheriff Haney
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Max Arthur
Susie Spear Purcell ...
Mrs. Riddle (as Susie Spears)
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Mr. Powell
Kaya Camp ...
Young Lena
Natalie L. Richardson ...
Teenage Lena
Jasmine Farmer ...
Young Nettie
Santana Shalton ...
Teenage Nettie
Lamar Perkins Jr. ...
Young Royal
Shamar Sanders ...
Older Royal (as Brandon Sanders)
Kajuan Wilson ...
Earl
Christopher Haywood Jr. ...
Sam
Michaela Worthy ...
Alice Lee
Paul Montgomery ...
Reverend James
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Judge Winslow
Tom Huff ...
Mr. Thomas
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Mr. Ferris
Mike Hickman ...
Mr. Candace
Deborah Duke ...
Abby (as Deborah Calloway Duke)
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Mr. Riddel
Kenny Cook ...
Barry
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Lyle Jacobs
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Ronnie
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Juke Joint Man 1
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Juke Joint Man 2 (as Jo Jo White)
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Foreman
Rodney Wilkerson ...
Lester
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Milton
Scott Hatcher ...
Jesse
Brenda Cheatem ...
Secretary
Corey Eugene Crumbley ...
Rudy (as Cory Crumbley)
James Cannon ...
Deputy
Morris Crumbley ...
Deacon Jones
Willie Moody ...
Church Pianist
Jason Leith ...
Bailiff
Bertha O'Neal ...
Church Woman 1
Terri Jackson ...
Church Woman 2
Gloria Knox Williams ...
Church Woman 3

Directed by

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Ralph Wilcox

Written by

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Ralph Wilcox ... (writer)

Produced by

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Pete Ballard ... executive producer: post production
Dennis Johnson ... producer
Barton Rice ... executive producer
Charles Rice ... executive producer
Korey Washington ... associate producer
Ralph Wilcox ... producer

Music by

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Todd Cochran

Cinematography by

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Shawn Lewallen

Film Editing by

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Hunter M. Via

Editorial Department

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David C. Ballard ... on-line/color correction
Joshua Borger ... assistant editor (as Josh Borger)
David Cohen ... title editor
Katie Littlejohn ... client services
John Petersen ... colorist: dailies
Brandon Porter ... first assistant editor
Jason Velmer ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

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Lisa Hamil
David Schifter

Production Design by

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Korey Washington

Set Decoration by

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Jennifer Cameron

Costume Design by

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Kathryn Coombs

Makeup Department

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Betty Bennett ... additional hair stylist
Erin Keith ... assistant makeup artist
Evelyn Roach ... key hair stylist
Holly Sago ... key makeup artist
Emma Sales ... assistant hair stylist
Jason Willis ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Bo Buckley ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Shawn Bisi ... second assistant director
Ted Campbell ... first assistant director
Katarzyna 'Kait' Malec ... second second assistant director

Art Department

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James Cannon ... scenic charge
Jamie Dorfman ... property master
Gabe Harrington ... scenic artist
Konrad Lewis ... leadperson
Javed Noorullah ... assistant property master / props
James Thompson ... set dresser
Scott D. Warner ... propmaker

Sound Department

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Michael Barnitt ... sound mixer
Curt Bush ... re-recording mixer / sound designer
Eric Ledet ... boom operator
Paul Riechman ... dialog and sfx editing

Stunts

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Oscar Carles ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Scott Brinson ... electrician
Troy Carlton ... dolly grip
Quantrell D. Colbert ... still photographer
Matt Hedt ... gaffer
Christopher S. Horne ... first assistant camera (as Christopher S. Horney)
Brian Johnston ... electrician
Jason Kolsch ... second assistant camera
Jonathan Little ... grip
James B. Mahorney ... best boy grip
Khang Mai ... first assistant camera
John Skoglund ... video assist
Adam Sumner ... grip
Derek E. Tindall ... camera operator
David Troutman ... key grip
German Valle ... best boy electric

Casting Department

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David Schifter ... location casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Dana Joel Bogdanski ... wardrobe supervisor (as Dana Bogdanski)
Guy Gane ... set costumer
Lauren Henline ... stylist
Ed Mantell ... key costumer: men
Danette Vogel ... key set costumer
Agnes West ... on-set seamstress
Robin Whitfield ... wardrobe assistant

Location Management

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Kala Collins ... assistant location manager
Andy Sleet ... location manager
Scott Smith ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Todd Cochran ... music supervisor
Jon Pierre ... assistant to composer / music recording engineer
John Rodd ... music scoring mixer
Nic. tenBroek ... orchestrator

Transportation Department

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Ross Ambrose ... transportation captain
Oscar Carles ... driver: honeywagon
Ray Gerner ... driver
Chad Keith ... picture car coordinator
Frank Manes ... driver
Tom Riley ... driver
Larry Sales ... driver
Lee Walker ... driver
Terrence Walker ... driver

Other crew

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Slade Atkinson ... production assistant
Reagan Brandon ... script supervisor
Brenda Cheatem ... assistant to director
Kelvin Hallmon ... assistant to producers
Mary 'Teena' Holmes-McCray ... production assistant
Justin C. Hosp ... key set production assistant
Jeffrey D. Press ... production accountant
Justin Soponis ... production coordinator
Thomas H. Stewart ... electronic press kit
Felisha Williams ... production assistant

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Storyline

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Also Known As
  • Hope & Redemption: The Lena Baker Story (United States)
  • A História de Lena Baker (Portugal)
  • A Verdadeira História de Lena Baker (Brazil)
Runtime
  • 106 min
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Budget $2,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Lena Baker was the first woman executed in Georgia, but she was not the first woman to be sentenced to the electric chair. The first woman was Maria Marbella in 1895, but she was retried, and aquitted the next year. The first woman executed by the electric chair was Martha M. Place on March 20, 1899, at Sing Sing prison, for the murder of her stepdaughter Ida Place. See more »

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