Shot in the Heart (2001)
Movie: Shot in the Heart
- Director: Agnieszka Holland
- Stars: Anne Kathryn Parma, Ashley Edwards, Evyn Clark, Kim Abunuwara, Rick Macy, Giovanni Ribisi, Terry Beaver, Lee Tergesen, Reid Sasser, Elias Koteas, Brett Fleisher, Sam Shepard, Trevor Gosden, Amy Madigan, Paul Wesley
- Release Date: October 13, 2001
- Run Time: 1h 38min
- Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
In fall 1977, Mikal Gilmore and his older brother Frank Jr. ride through the Salt Lake Valley in a Rolls-Royce driven by ACLU lawyer Richard Giaque. They are on their way to Utah\’s Draper Prison for a \”one-time-only\” visit with their notorious brother Gary, a death-row inmate set to be executed in a few days. Convicted a year earlier of the brutal murders of two Mormon men, Gary has been sentenced to death in the wake of the Supreme Court\’s decision to reinstate capital punishment. Since he stands to become the first American in more than a decade to be executed, Gary has become the subject of enormous national attention, and his request to die stuns his ailing mother Bessie and confuses his brothers. Mikal and Frank hope to meet with Gary, change his mind, and get papers signed that will stay the execution.