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John Dennis Johnston in The Executioner's Song

The Executioner's Song

1982 NR

Academy Award winner Tommy Lee Jones took home an Emmy for his starring turn in this made-for-television movie, adapted by acclaimed author-journalist Norman Mailer from his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Based on a true story, the compelling drama follows the troubled last days of Gary Gilmore, a career criminal on death row who became the first prisoner executed in the United States after the government's death penalty reinstatement in 1976.

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