Better Off Dead

1993, Movie, NR, 91 mins

Originally produced by feminist figurehead Gloria Steinem for the Lifetime Cable TV network in 1993, this powerful 1995 home video release delivers on the considerable dramatic challenge of matching up to a legacy of bigscreen death-penalty dramas from 1958's I WANT TO LIVE! to DEAD MAN WALKING.

After her boyfriend is shot by a cop they were trying to hustle, Kit Kellner (Mare Winningham) returns fire and kills the officer. Assistant D.A. Cutter Dubuque (Tyra Ferrell) prosecutes the case against the girl, who displays no remorse, and argues that Kit is beyond rehabilitation. The sentence: death by asphyxiation. Seven years later she's still on death row. Cutter...

Released: 1993 Rated: NR Length: 91 mins

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