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In The Name of the People (2000)





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Based on a play by Tim Boland, the made-for-TV drama In the Name of the People stars Scott Bakula as death-row inmate John Burke. Facing execution for the murder of a teenaged girl, Burke's only concern is over the future of his own 13-year-old daughter Lisa (Robin Ann Phipps). Connie Murphy (Amy Madigan), mother of the murdered girl and the unforgiving leader of the activist group which lobbied for Burke's death, finds that there is a curious bond between the soon-to-be orphaned Lisa and Connie's own husband Jack (Richard Thomas), to whom forgiveness and compassion are second nature. The garrulous nature of Richard Leder's teleplay led one TV critic to characterize the film as "Dead Man Talking." In the Name of the People originally aired on February 2, 2000.
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Scott Bakula
as John Burke
Amy Madigan
as Connie Murphy
Richard Thomas
as Jack Murphy
Robin Ann Phipps
as Lisa Burke
Kimberly Warnat
as Jennifer "Jenny" Murphy
Kimberley Warnat
as Jennifer Murphy
Mary Black
as Lynette Burke
Gillian Barber
as Nancy Canton
Samantha Joy
as Young Jenny
Robert Wisden
as Paul McMillan
Mark Mullan
as Cruel Child #1
Stephen E. Miller
as Warden Ross
Hailey Jenkins
as Cruel Child #2
Lenno Britos
as Lenno Garcia
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This ended up being pretty good...I have a soft spot for good ole 'John Boy' :) A made for TV movie with Scott Bakula as a creepy looking murderer on death row...he killed Richard Thomas and Amy Madigan's 16 year old horrible! Towards the end it really kicked in for me and the ending was really good.

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