After reading neolani54 comments it brought back a flood of memories about the events of the movie. I had just returned from my mission and had just married and lived 3 blocks from the hotel where one of the murders took place. Like many others who were students in Provo, we all took part time jobs to support our new families. It was such a terrible thing to happen and could have been any one of us. The movie has always been one of my favorite Tommy Lee Jones movies. I also grew up near Willard, Utah where Melvin Dumar got famous from his experience with Howard Hughes. (another Tommy Lee Jones movie). I have never been an advocate of capital punishment mainly because I personally believe that spending the rest of your life in jail is much more punishment than moving on to the here-after. However, I remember the early morning hours when Gilmore was executed and how glad I was that he was taken from the face of the Earth. Such a heinous and senseless act on absolutely innocent and peace loving souls. I hate to give any recognition to Gilmore, but at least he saw what he had done and fought for the punishment that he knew he deserved. It was unthinkable that there were so many people who were fighting save his miserable life.
The Executioner's Song (1982) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Executioner's Song (1982) 1080p
The Executioner's Song is a TV movie starring Tommy Lee Jones, Christine Lahti, and Rosanna Arquette. The story of Gary Gilmore, a convicted murderer who lobbied for his own execution.
IMDB: 7.21 Likes
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Based on the real life case of murderer Gary Mark Gilmore, spanning the last nine months of his life (May 1976-January 1977) in which at age 35, after being released for serving a long prison term in Utah for armed robbery, the unstable Gilmore murdered two men in two separate and senseless robberies in which after a brief public trial in October, he was sentenced to death by firing squad which drew a lot of media attention when Gilmore insisted that his execution be carried out and he became the first man to be executed in the USA since the government reinstated the death penalty in 1976.
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Experienced the Movie when it happenedReviewed bywhatgoesaround696Vote: 7/10
i have seen this movie and it is a must have for any movie collection i would love to be able to find it i don't think it has been released on DVD yet. please if anyone knows where i can get this movie please let me know if you catch it on TV you will enjoy it tommy lee jone is exciting and rosanna arquette the girl friend is a knockout if you know what i mean the story is based on a true story which makes it that much more appealing to see i really don't know what else to say but they say you have to fill out ten lines to submit a comment so please excuse my babbling on i am just trying to fill in the ten lines that they ask for so please be patient with me but please see the movie if you get the chance you won't regret it have a great day
you may also be interested in the Mikhal Gilmore biography about his brother, Gary, and how they grew up in Oregon, being brutally abused by their father. Apparently, Gary Gilmore spent more time in juvenile detention homes than could be counted, and these institutions promoted the violent and hostile behavior which came to be seen by Gilmore as normal, even acceptable.
This film is primarily a documentary; look for Eli Wallach as Gilmore's Uncle Vern, trying to help his nephew function in the world. In Salt Lake City, Utah, where most of the film takes place, there is a cold unforgiving environment, similar to the environment Gilmore grew up in. As he grew up during the depression, options were scarce. Hostility, anger and frustration led to physical abuse, acting out, and eventually, murder. Rosanna Arquette is believable as the long-suffering girlfriend of Gilmore, who refuses to face reality.
This is an excellent film, due for a remake; perhaps Mikhal Gilmore could translate his book version into film. In real life, Gilmore's mother was devastated and traumatized, living in a trailer, mourning the horrible life her son had endured, a child who had no options, who grew up as an armed robber, and who finally demanded the state of Utah execute him in Draconian fashion. 9/10.