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Last Dance (1996)

R | | Drama, Thriller | 3 May 1996 (USA)
A lawyer assigned to the clemency case of a woman on death row finds himself forming a deep friendship with her while he tries to prevent her impending execution.

Director:

Bruce Beresford

Writers:

Steven Haft (story), Ron Koslow (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sharon Stone ... Cindy Liggett
Rob Morrow ... Rick Hayes
Randy Quaid ... Sam Burns
Peter Gallagher ... John Hayes
Jack Thompson ... The Governor
Jayne Brook ... Jill
Pamala Tyson Pamala Tyson ... Linda, Legal Aid Attorney
Skeet Ulrich ... Billy, Cindy's Brother
Don Harvey ... Doug
Diane Sellers ... Inmate Reggie
Patricia French ... Guard Frances
Jeffrey Buckner Ford Jeffrey Buckner Ford ... D.A. Rusk (as Jeffrey Ford)
Dave Hager ... Detective Vollo
Christine Cattell ... Louise
Peg Allen Peg Allen ... Helen
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Storyline

Upon taking a new job, young lawyer Rick Hayes is assigned to the clemency case of Cindy Liggett, a woman convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. As Hayes investigates the background for her case, the two begin to form a deep friendship, while all the while the date for her execution draws nearer. Written by Jonathan Broxton <j.w.broxton@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Taglines:

Sometimes justice is a crime

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence, language and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Último recurso See more »

Filming Locations:

Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,690,253, 5 May 1996

Gross USA:

$5,939,449

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,939,449
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Touchstone Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

One of a number of Hollywood movies set in the American South directed by Australian director Bruce Beresford. The films include Last Dance (1996), Rich in Love (1992), Tender Mercies (1983) Crimes of the Heart (1986) and Driving Miss Daisy (1989). See more »

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Referenced in The Prisoners Dilemma (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Gift
Written by Annie Lennox, Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell and Paul Moore
Performed by Annie Lennox
Courtesy of BMG Records (UK) Ltd./Arista Records, Inc.
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Better than your average John Grisham legal drama
14 November 2006 | by youradviser2005See all my reviews

For people who believe in second chances. "Last Dance" belongs to my top 10 lawyer movies of all time below "A Few Good Men," "Class Action" and "The Verdict." I've seen this movie a dozen of times and as a law student I must say that it is better than your average John Grisham legal drama maybe except for "The Rainmaker." This film takes on the professional and ethical dilemma of a young clemency attorney Rick Hayes played by Rob Morrow who befriends a death row inmate convicted of double murder Cindy Liggett played by Sharon Stone. She is about to be executed. He moves heaven and earth to save her from death by lethal injection. The rest of the cast are excellent from Peter Gallagher and Jack Thompson. Randy Quaid gives a very good performance as a sarcastic veteran clemency attorney Sam Burns.


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