Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture (1990)

TV Movie   |  R   |    |  Drama


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Raymond Eames, a small-time drug dealer, has been sentenced to death for the shooting death of a policeman. After seven years of appeals are exhausted, the date of his execution arrives. ... See full summary »


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Director:

Frank Pierson

Writer:

Doug Magee

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11 July 2002 | hidion
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There are clunky parts to this film, and the film is not flawless. This film obviously, in the vein of The Green Mile and Dead Man Walking, carries a staunch anti-death penalty political view. Those who agree with such a standpoint will rate it far higher than the sum of the parts. For the pro-death penalty crowd, this film undoubtedly is seen as left-leaning liberal crap. While fictitious, the story nonetheless resonates with too many real-life counterparts. The prevailing strength of this film is the social reality that resonate throughout. Undoubtedly, this film's ratings on IMDB will be hurt by political views alone. I invite - no, plead - with all of those like-minded individuals to see the unique possibilities that this film implies. This is one of the disturbing films, like the movie Kids, that should be seen at least once by us all.

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