I’m a huge fan of Kevin Spacey, but there is little chance I will see this movie in the theater, and, although slightly more likely I might rent it, I highly doubt it.
With that in mind, I’d like to find out the details of the plot. Here is what I have surmised so far:
Spacey plays a college (?) professor who is a highly visible anti-death penalty activist. He has been accused and convicted of murdering a co-activist, and is currently on death row. Since it couldn’t possibly have happened anytime in the prior years, it is up to a couple of reporters to investigate whether or not he is really guilty. I am assuming this happens as the clock ticks down to the execution of his sentence, because God forbid anyone would investigate it thoroughly before then. Anyway, Gale maintains his innocence, but is about to be executed because the big bad State is out to frame and kill death penalty activists. A rapid-fire investigation then ensues to save him.
That’s pretty much what I surmised from the ads. Now, I want to know what happens, without having to sit through the movie, which, I fear, would upset me to no end. Here’s my guess:
The really good looking kids find some exculpatory evidence that show Gale didn’t actually commit the murder. Because of their gutsy determination and good looks, they are able to get Gale released, only to find out he really did committ the murder!
So, if anyone has seen this movie, can you please ruin it for me and tell me the plot, etc. I’d also like any impressions you have regarding how realistic it is, or how manipulative it is. Thanks in advance for you help.