Shot in the Heart Movie Review 2001

Information and Film Reviews for Shot in the Heart the Movie

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In 1977, shortly after the Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment, convicted murderer Gary Gilmore (Koteas) requested execution by a Utah firing squad, becoming the first person executed in a decade. But Gilmore's brothers, Frank Jr. (Tergesen), and his younger brother, writer Mikal (Ribisi), come to Draper Prison to plead with him to change his mind. Alienated for years, the brothers' uneasy reunion brings up lots of twisted family memories. Haunting movie about internal demons and brotherly ties; based on Mikal's 1994 memoir of the same name.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 98 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Men in Prison, Death Row, True Stories, Adapted from Memoirs or Diaries, Period Piece: 1970s, Brothers & Sisters, Flashback, Child Abuse
Frank Pugliese
Giovanni Ribisi, Elias Koteas, Lee Tergesen, Sam Shepard, Amy Madigan, Eric Bogosian
Jacek Petrycki
Agnieszka Holland

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