Better Off Dead (1993)





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Mare Winningham stars in this made-for-cable TV movie about a woman who, after a lifetime of bad luck, ends up on death row -- where she insists the sentence be carried out promptly. Film was co-produced by author and noted feminist Gloria Steinem.
Drama , Television
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Prism Entertainment


Tyra Ferrell
as Cutter Dubuque
Mare Winningham
as Kit Kellner
Marilyn Coleman
as Rene Dubuque
Robert Nadir
as Daniel Davis
Peter Lohnes
as Anndy Riley Jones
Jan D'Arcy
as Nola
Kevin Tighe
as John Byron
Michael MacRae
as Frank Kellner
Claire Brown
as Jean Kellner
William Earl Ray
as Jack Rollins
Diane Caldwell
as Judge Judith Brooks
Landon Wine
as Victor Marquez
Victor Morris
as Nathan Webster
Moultrie Patten
as Judge Peter Lindsey
Brynna Jourden
as Young Kit
Stephen West
as Governor's Servant
Ruth Walsh
as Reporter No. 1
Drake Collier
as Reporter No. 2
Don Creery
as Prison Guard No. 1
Randall Lee Kenyon
as Prison Guard No. 2
Allan Barlow
as Gas Chamber Guard
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Critic Reviews for Better Off Dead

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July 26, 2005

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July 24, 2002
Boxoffice Magazine

Savage Steve Holland's slightly irreverent take on everything infuses it with an energy and sense of oddity that is unique and charming

July 14, 2002
Q Network Film Desk

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Full Review… | July 14, 2002

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Full Review… | October 30, 2001
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Better Off Dead


I didnt hate it,but i didn't love it.I found Mare Winningham's performance well done for the job,but she didnt make me feel anything for her. The writing could have been better and the cast needed work, but for a Lifetime Movie of the week, it didn't totally suck-i'm just really indifferent towards it.:confused:

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