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Witness to the Execution (1994)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 13 February 1994
In 1999, a television network hopes to draw the biggest ratings ever while televising an execution live into the home of every American family.

Director:

Tommy Lee Wallace

Writers:

Keith Pierce (story), Priscilla Prestwidge (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sean Young ... Jessica Traynor
Len Cariou ... Jake Tyler
George Newbern ... Phillip Tyler
Dee Wallace ... Emily Dawson (as Dee Wallace-Stone)
Alan Fudge ... Wallace Sternberg
Brian Markinson ... Kirby Jacobs
Marina Palmier ... Cynthia Moore (as Marina Gonzalez Palmier)
Tim Daly ... Dennis Casterline
Constance Jones Constance Jones ... Lucy
Grant Cole Grant Cole ... Kid with Gun
Alex Morris ... Ramos (as Alex Allen Morris)
Lourdes Regala Lourdes Regala ... Dornbush
Brandon Smith ... Toyoshima
Blue Deckert ... Lt. Mike Spalding
Kurt Rhoads Kurt Rhoads ... Dr. Rosen
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Storyline

In 1999, a television network hopes to draw the biggest ratings ever while televising an execution live into the home of every American family.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hinrichtung live - Die Bestie muß sterben! See more »

Filming Locations:

Houston, Texas, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The film takes place in 1999. See more »

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References 60 Minutes (1968) See more »

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Unsuspecting witness to an awful film
25 August 2002 | by BerneaudSee all my reviews

This in undoubtedly one of the worst films I saw recently. Everything looks cheap and rushed, especially the plot. Sean Young disappoints as the lead, looking lost and, probably, ashamed to be part of this. Tim Daly is a little better, but still not very good, considering his work on TV's "The Fugitive", for example. Things weren't good, but when we get to the ending it begins to look like a joke.

Sean Young slow-motion sprint left me speechless. How can someone sink so low?

Very bad indeed...


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