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Last Rites (1998)

A man (Quaid) is executed in the electric chair for having killed several women, but due to lightning striking a transformer at the moment of execution, he survives. As soon as he's well, ... See full summary »

Director:

Kevin Dowling

Writers:

Tim Frost (story), Tim Frost (teleplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Randy Quaid ... Jeremy Dillon
Embeth Davidtz ... Dr. Lauren Riggs
A Martinez ... Atty. Matt Santos
Clarence Williams III ... Warden George Pierce
Jack Coleman ... Agent Gary Blake
Paul Benjamin ... Fez
Tracey Ellis ... Lydia Stedman (Lydia Stewart in end credits)
Marco Rodríguez ... Eddie Tyler (as Marco Rodriguez)
John Roselius ... Delricio
Tom Everett ... Gov. Thorpe
M.C. Gainey ... 'Quinn' Quint
John Drayman John Drayman ... Parish Priest
Steve Ireland ... Brandon Worth
Pamela Grace Pamela Grace ... Nurse Sheila
Pope Brock Pope Brock ... Prison Chaplain
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Storyline

A man (Quaid) is executed in the electric chair for having killed several women, but due to lightning striking a transformer at the moment of execution, he survives. As soon as he's well, however, they plan to electrocute him again, but now he has become a changed man and the female criminal Psychiatrist (Davidtz) attributes it to the electrocution wiping out certain brain cells. But more, she finds that the man is capable of psychic awareness of killings about to happen and although he is able to help the police, there is still public opinion that fights against any chance for clemency... they want him executed again. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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Taglines:

A Killer's Time Is Up. But Fate Will Reset The Clock.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I teleftaia lexi See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The lines Dillon quotes to Laura ("Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow ...") are from 'Macbeth', Act 5. See more »

Quotes

[last Lines]
Parish Priest: Would you like last rites?
Jeremy Dillon: [dying] Yes.
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Connections

Features The Big Clock (1948) See more »

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Descent...for a TV movie
24 January 2005 | by ffinch247See all my reviews

For a TV movie this is pretty good, Randy Quaid is EXCELLENT! I think the idea behind this film is what pulls people in and keeps them interested. The first time I saw this film I only saw the last half hour and waited almost two years for it to turn up again on the TV listings, I have to say it was worth the wait. As I've already said Quaid is by far the best performance of this film and carries it for a lot of the time.

They could of very easily overdone the bits about the vision and made it very corny but the didn't and I think it paid off I have two ratings for this film, as a TV movie I give it 7/10 But more generally as a film I give it 5/10


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