Shot in the Heart 2001

Shot in the Heart

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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
as Mikal Gilmore
Elias Koteas
as Gary Gilmore
Lee Tergesen
as Frank Gilmore Jr.
Amy Madigan
as Bessie Gilmore
Eric Bogosian
as Lawrence Schiller
Sam Shepard
as Frank Gilmore Sr.
Terry Beaver
as Richard Giaque
Tom Quinn
as Uncle Vern
Vivienne Shub
as Fay Gilmore
Naomi Kline
as Bessie (age 29)
Evyn Clark
as Bessie (age 16)
Danielle Chuchran
as Bessie (age 6)
Paul Wesley (II)
as Gary (age 15-22)
Robby Ost
as Gary (age 5)
Trevor Gosden
as Mikal (age 5-12)
Matthew Armstrong
as Frank Jr. (age 17-24)
Evan Knapp
as Frank Jr. (age 7)
Brett Fleisher
as Gaylen Gilmore
Kim Abunuwara
as Melissa Brown
Rick Macy
as Will Brown
Ashley Edwards
as Alta Brown
Anne Kathryn Parma
as Wanda Brown
Jesse Lamonaca
as Robert Gilmore
Mets Suber
as Man with food
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Critic Reviews for Shot in the Heart

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Audience Reviews for Shot in the Heart

  • Mar 18, 2010
    maybe somewhat interesting for some as its about a prisoner on death row who?s family wants to try to get him to change his mind about his death sentence. (not electric chair some other way) Giovanni Rimbisi (sp?) plays the youngest son & the jail bird I think was the eldest of 3-4 brothers. The movie takes place (if I remember right) in the 70s. The mother loves Johnny Cash as well as at least one of the sons. To my surprise Paul Wesley (aka Stephan Salvatore of Vampire Diaries) plays the eldest bro when he was in his teens/20s. There?s a pic at the end of it where he looks like one of the NJ Devils players the way he?s smiling.) anyway I didn?t fall asleep but to me it was kind of boring BUT it was interesting. D
  • Nov 05, 2007
    If you're a Ribisi fan you must see this neglected little movie. He plays the brother of convicted murderer Gary Gilmore (The Executioner's Song) .Based on the book by Gilmore's brother.Ribisi is amazing in the range and depth of his performance.
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