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Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture (1990)

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TV Movie | 104 min | Drama

Raymond Eames, a small-time drug dealer, has been sentenced to death for the shooting death of a policeman. After seven years of appeals are exhausted, the date of his execution arrives. His last request is that his execution be ...See moreRaymond Eames, a small-time drug dealer, has been sentenced to death for the shooting death of a policeman. After seven years of appeals are exhausted, the date of his execution arrives. His last request is that his execution be photographed. Eames selects Paul Marish, a jaded Pulitzer Prize winning photographer, who is convinced by his agent to visit the small town in Georgia. Sensing a big story, Marish's agent sends in a reporter from Time magazine, and together they begin to investigate the events surrounding the murder, in a small town where emotions are high and opinions are fixed. Written by Murray Chapman See less
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Roy Scheider
Paul Marish, Photographer Paul Marish, Photographer   See fewer
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Bonnie Bedelia
Hannah McGrath Hannah McGrath   See fewer
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Robert Carradine
Police Sgt. Jerry Brown Police Sgt. Jerry Brown   See fewer
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Andre Braugher
Dan Weston, Time Magazine Reporter Dan Weston, Time Magazine Reporter   See fewer
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Arliss Howard
Raymond Eames Raymond Eames   See fewer
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Bob Barnes
Gov. Dean Gov. Dean   See fewer
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Rex Benson
Buddy Eames, Raymond's Father Buddy Eames, Raymond's Father   See fewer
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Harold Bergman
Judge Landis Judge Landis   See fewer
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Ginger Burgett
Jean Watley Jean Watley   See fewer
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Traber Burns
Ron Felders Ron Felders   See fewer
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Patrick Cherry
Donnie, Crazy Death Row Inmate Donnie, Crazy Death Row Inmate   See fewer
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Antoni Corone
Mike Knighton, Ex-cop / D.A.'s Assistant Mike Knighton, Ex-cop / D.A.'s Assistant   See fewer
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Jay Glick
Prison chaplain Prison chaplain   See fewer
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Marietta Haley
TV Reporter TV Reporter   See fewer
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Danny Hanemann
Doug McGrath, Jackie McGrath's Brother Doug McGrath, Jackie McGrath's Brother   See fewer
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Michael Leopard
Guard #1 Guard #1   See fewer
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Marc Macaulay
Supt. Stanton Supt. Stanton   See fewer
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Shawn McAllister
Dr. Milliken Dr. Milliken   See fewer
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Mark McCracken
Nathanson Nathanson   See fewer
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Greg Paul Meyers
Jackie McGrath, Murder Victim Jackie McGrath, Murder Victim   See fewer
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Kathy Neff
Doreen Rusher Doreen Rusher   See fewer
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Tom Nowicki
Steve March (Eames trial prosecuting attorney / District Attorney) Steve March (Eames trial prosecuting attorney / District Attorney)   See fewer
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Michael O'Smith
Police Chief Police Chief   See fewer
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John Polce
Executioner Executioner   See fewer
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Kevin Quigley
Floyd Tatum Floyd Tatum   See fewer
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James Lea Raupp
Electrician Electrician   See fewer
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Ric Reitz
Aide #1 Aide #1   See fewer
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Tracy Roberts
'Betty' the Barmaid 'Betty' the Barmaid   See fewer
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Tom Schuster
Jake Rusher, Ex-cop who commits suicide Jake Rusher, Ex-cop who commits suicide   See fewer
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Robert Small
Aide #2 Aide #2   See fewer
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Lou Walker
Blohm, Owner Blohm's Bait & Tackle at Gilden Georgia Blohm, Owner Blohm's Bait & Tackle at Gilden Georgia   See fewer
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Mattie Wolf
Mrs. Landis Mrs. Landis   See fewer
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Steve Zurk
Guard in charge Guard in charge   See fewer
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Shane Le Mar
Gospel Singer at Execution (uncredited) Gospel Singer at Execution (uncredited)   See fewer
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Riot Policeman (uncredited) Riot Policeman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.5 / 10 | 219 votes