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) 720p YIFY Movie
The Executioner's Song (1982)
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.
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The Synopsis for The Executioner's Song (1982) 720p
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
A DVD that is represented as a director's cut should be exactly that. This DVD is not a director's cut. I remember watching this movie when it first aired on TV. There was one scene in particularly where despite the dim lighting, you could tell that Rosanna was partially nude. In this DVD, it is obvious that they have censored this scene by covering her up with dark blotches. It is the strangest sort of censoring that I've ever seen. They tried to make it look like she is wearing some sort of leotard, but it is obviously faked because it jumps around all over the place from one frame to the next, and anyone who saw this when it originally aired on TV will probably recall that Rosanna was not wearing any sort of leotard in this scene.
I bought the "Director's Cut" because that was what I wanted. This amounts to false advertising. It is unethical, and it should not even be legal to do this. I hate when I buy a DVD and find this sort of thing. I encourage everyone to boycott this DVD.
I was in Utah when they filmed this movie. I remember seeing the flurry of video trucks situated around the filming sites. More than once I was accidentally captured in some of the scenes but, of course, they were cut from the final draft. I thought Tommy Lee Jones did an excellent job acting. It was really brilliant. In fact all the actors were great. I happen to know that neither of the widows got any money from the making of this movie. Norman Mailer's excuse: the movie did not make enough money at the box office here is North America or in Europe. nor on video sales. Maybe so. Mr. Mailer did not show that he was too concerned, though. I knew Ben Bushnell and especially his wife, Debbie. Before she met Ben, she use to send me Green pancakes on my LDS mission in Minnesota (personal joke). We were friends from the LDS Institute of Religion across from Pasadena City College for years. Ben was a 6'5" gentle Ben. He was one of the "good guys" and showed great dedication to his God, family, and church. The funeral in South Pasadena was closed casket for a reason. Debbie didn't notice me at the funeral. She didn't notice anyone there. She was still in great shock. She didn't show any emotions until I approached her at the graveside services. She looked at me and then broke down sobbing. It was too much for me, also. Debbie is a courageous survivor and mother. Gary Gilmore was a low-life who did care who he killed & did not deserve recognition.