Deadline

2004, Movie, NR, 90 mins

Deadline
Structured as a chronicle of the weeks leading up to Illinois Governor George Ryan's controversial decision to commute the sentences of 167 death row inmates, just two days before he was scheduled to leave office in January, 2003, this passionate documentary is really a coherent argument in favor of abolishing capitol punishment. Gov. Ryan was a long-time supporter of the death penalty — he even voted in 1977 in favor of having it reinstated in Illinois — but his confidence in the system was seriously shaken by a shocking incident. A group of Northwestern University journalism students working on a school project proved that mentally-challenged convicted murderer Ant...
Released: 2004 Rated: NR Length: 90 mins

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