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R| 1 hr. 39 min.

Plot Summary
In 1977, Gary Gilmore (Elias Koteas) is convicted of murder and sentenced to die. Instead of fighting his sentence or working with his lawyers for a reduced punishment, Gilmore shocks the nation by insisting that his execution be completed as fast as possible. As activists and media types rally on either side of the ideological firestorm Gilmore has created, his brothers, including journalist Mikal (Giovanni Ribisi), seek out a stay of execution for Gary.

Cast: Giovanni Ribisi , Elias Koteas , Amy Madigan , Eric Bogosian , Lee Tergesen , Sam Shepard , Terry Beaver , Vivienne Shub

Director: Agnieszka Holland

Genres: Drama

Distributor: HBO

Shot in the Heart (2001)

Release Date: February 18th, 2002|1 hr. 39 min.

critic reviews (7)
fan reviews ( )
  • 88
    New York Daily News

    As wide-ranging, and yet as sharply focused, as Mikal Gilmore's book. show more

  • 75
    V.A. Musetto New York Post

    Koteas and Ribisi, as two very different brothers, give realistic performances, and play off the differences brilliantly. show more

  • 70
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Ribisi is painfully intense without being histrionic. show more

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