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In the Name of the People (2000)

TV Movie | 96 min | Drama

Scott Bakula plays John Burke, a man on death row for the murder of a teenaged girl. As the father of a 13 year-old, he worries what will happen to his daughter after his execution. Richard Thomas and Amy Madigan play the parents of the ...See moreScott Bakula plays John Burke, a man on death row for the murder of a teenaged girl. As the father of a 13 year-old, he worries what will happen to his daughter after his execution. Richard Thomas and Amy Madigan play the parents of the murdered girl. Madigan is part of an activist group campaigning for the execution of Burke. Then Thomas discovers that he has a bond with his daughter's killer - Burke's own child. Written by Emma See less
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Tim Boland (play) (teleplay) | Richard Leder (teleplay)
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Feb 2, 2000 (United States)

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Amy Madigan
Connie Murphy Connie Murphy   See fewer
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Richard Thomas
Jack Murphy Jack Murphy   See fewer
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Scott Bakula
John Burke John Burke   See fewer
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Kimberley Warnat
Jennifer 'Jenny' Murphy Jennifer 'Jenny' Murphy   See fewer
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Robin Anne Phipps
Lisa Burke Lisa Burke   See fewer
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Mary Black
Lynette Burke Lynette Burke   See fewer
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Samantha Joy
Young Jenny Young Jenny   See fewer
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Mark Mullan
Cruel child #1 Cruel child #1   See fewer
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Hailey Jenkins
Cruel child #2 Cruel child #2   See fewer
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Clay St. Thomas
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Moishe Teichman
Teacher (as Max Teichman) Teacher (as Max Teichman)   See fewer
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Guy Villeneuve
Reporter Reporter   See fewer
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Robert Wisden
DA Paul McMillan DA Paul McMillan   See fewer
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Gerald Scarr
Death Row Gaurd (uncredited) Death Row Gaurd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bonnie Smart
Secretary (uncredited) Secretary (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cameron K. Smith
Death Penalty Protester (uncredited) Death Penalty Protester (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 109 votes