In this fact-based film, Gary Gilmore, an Indiana man who just finished serving a lengthy stay in prison, tries to start anew by moving to Utah. Before long, Gary begins an ill-advised romance with the troubled Nicole Baker, a teenage single mother. As their relationship quickly deteriorates, Gary goes on a murderous rampage, leaving two dead. During his trial, he demands capital punishment; a media circus ensues and outsiders look to profit from his story.

  1. Lawrence Schiller


  2. Norman Mailer


Top Billed Cast

  1. Tommy Lee Jones

    Tommy Lee Jones

    Gary Mark Gilmore

  2. Christine Lahti

    Christine Lahti

    Brenda Nicol

  3. Rosanna Arquette

    Rosanna Arquette

    Nicole Baker

  4. Eli Wallach

    Eli Wallach

    Vern Damico

  5. Steven Keats

    Steven Keats

    Larry Samuels

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Status Released

Release Information

  • November 28, 1982


    No rating information.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 37m

Budget -

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