Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture (1990)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Psychological Drama, Prison Film  |   Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - R
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Based on Doug Magee's novel Slow Coming Dark, the made-for-cable Somebody Has to Shoot the Picture is about a photojournalist (Roy Scheider) who is hired by a man (Arliss Howard) convicted of killing a policeman to photograph his execution. As the execution grows nearer, the photographer uncovers evidence that suggests the convicted man is actually innocent, and he tries to save him before it's too late.

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photojournalist, condemned [prisoner], cop-killer, execution, evidence, false-accusation