Execution of Justice (1999) - Rotten Tomatoes

Execution of Justice (1999)





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Based on a true story, this crime drama is adapted from Emily Mann's play about the murder of Harvey Milk (Peter Coyote), the first openly gay City Supervisor in San Francisco, who was assassinated along with Mayor George Moscone (Stephen Young) in 1978. While city employee Dan White (Timothy Daly) was found guilty of the crime, the charge was reduced from murder in the first degree to voluntary manslaughter when his lawyers claimed that White became emotionally unstable after eating too much junk food; this controversial and much-derided legal tactic became known as the "Twinkie Defense." White served five years in prison for the double murder before committing suicide in 1985. Execution of Justice was produced for the Showtime premium cable network.


Tim Daly
as Dan White
Peter Coyote
as Harvey Milk
Stephen Young
as George Moscone
Amy Van Nostrand
as Mary Ann White
Khalil Kain
as Sister Boom Boom
Frank Pellegrino
as Frank Falzon
Trulie MacLeod
as Eileen White
Shannon Hile
as Diane Feinstein
Tyne Daly
as Goldie Judge
Linda Carter
as Ella Hutch
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Critic Reviews for Execution of Justice

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

This is an amazing amount to think about in a television movie.

February 5, 2018 | Full Review…

the crowd scenes of gays . . .seem stereotyped as does the Village People music used. But remember that the folks who put together this project like us. They really like us.

May 1, 2001 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

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