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2004 Rated NR 1hr 30m

On January 11, 2003, in a gesture rare in the annals of jurisprudence, outgoing Illinois governor George Ryan granted clemency to all 156 inmates on the state's death row. Death sentences previously imposed on almost all the inmates automatically became sentences to "life in prison without the possibility of parole." This documentary addresses the literal issue of "life and death" that Ryan faced and how he came to make his historic decision.

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Cast: George Ryan

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Movie Details

2004 Sundance Film Festival®
  • Grand Jury Prize: Documentary nominee
Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.78:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; cast and crew interview; photo gallery.