The Executioner's Song

Overview

Tommy Lee Jones won an Emmy for his searing performance as wanton killer Gary Gilmore in The Executioner's Song. The film covers the last nine months of Gilmore's life, beginning with his release from prison in 1976. Linking up with teen-age divorcee Nicole Baker Rosanna Arquette, Gilmore makes a half-hearted effort to go straight, but ends up embarking on a robbery spree that culminates in two cold-blooded murders. Arrested and sentenced to be executed, Gilmore insists upon being put to death Utah law required a...
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Overview

Tommy Lee Jones won an Emmy for his searing performance as wanton killer Gary Gilmore in The Executioner's Song. The film covers the last nine months of Gilmore's life, beginning with his release from prison in 1976. Linking up with teen-age divorcee Nicole Baker Rosanna Arquette, Gilmore makes a half-hearted effort to go straight, but ends up embarking on a robbery spree that culminates in two cold-blooded murders. Arrested and sentenced to be executed, Gilmore insists upon being put to death Utah law required a firing squad for this; he spends his final days as a poster boy for anti-death penalty activists and as a "client" for an entrepreneur Steven Keats who wants to make a film of Gilmore's life. Adapted by Norman Mailer from his own book, The Executioner's Song originally aired in two parts on November 28 and 29, 1982. It has since been boiled down to a 97-minute theatrical film for European consumption, with additional scenes of violence and nudity.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/5/2008
  • UPC: 097368522640
  • Original Release: 1982
  • Rating:

  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Director's Cut / Full Screen
  • Time: 2:15:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 33,004

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Tommy Lee Jones Gary Gilmore
Rosanna Arquette Nicole Baker
Eli Wallach Uncle Vern Damico
Christine Lahti Brenda Nicol
Steven Keats Larry Samuels
Walter Olkewicz Pete Galovan
Michael Le Clair Rikki Wood
Pat Corley Val Conlan
John Dennis Johnston Jimmy Poker-Game
Kenneth O'Brien Spencer McGrath
Jim Youngs Sterling Baker
Grace Zabriskie Kathryne Baker
Richard Venture Earl Dorius
Rance Howard Lieutenant Nelson
William Sanderson Gibbs
Kenneth White Warden Smith
John Chappell Ron Stanger
Charles Cyphers Noall Wootton
Susan French Bessie Gilmore
Ray Girardin Snyder
Grant Gottschall Mikal Gilmore
Robert Boon Doctor #1
Victoria Jean Pepper
H.E.D. Redford Norman Fulmer
Russ McGinn First Patrolman
Oscar Rowland Judge #1
Jay Bernard Prison Official
Thomas A. Carlin Speaker #1
Jordan Clarke
Jenny Wright April Baker
Technical Credits
Lawrence Schiller Director, Producer
John Cacavas Score Composer
Michael Economou Editor
Freddie Francis Cinematographer
Richard A. Harris Editor
Norman Mailer Screenwriter
Bryan Ryman Production Designer
Pat Tonnema Costumes/Costume Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Executioner's Song
1. Chapter 1 [6:54]
2. Chapter 2 [7:16]
3. Chapter 3 [6:32]
4. Chapter 4 [6:41]
5. Chapter 5 [9:09]
6. Chapter 6 [5:06]
7. Chapter 7 [6:24]
8. Chapter 8 [8:31]
9. Chapter 9 [7:52]
10. Chapter 10 [6:12]
11. Chapter 11 [5:34]
12. Chapter 12 [7:33]
13. Chapter 13 [6:50]
14. Chapter 14 [6:45]
15. Chapter 15 [8:29]
16. Chapter 16 [7:37]
17. Chapter 17 [5:30]
18. Chapter 18 [5:33]
19. Chapter 19 [6:33]
20. Chapter 20 [4:12]
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Disc #1 -- Executioner's Song
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