The Pardon (2013)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Inspirational Drama  |   Release Date - Jun 26, 2015 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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Based on the true story of Toni Jo Henry, the first and only woman in Louisiana to be executed by the state, director Tom Anton and co-screenwriter Sandi Russell's film follows the sensationalistic case in which 24-year-old Toni Jo Henry is convicted of murdering a man on Valentine's Day, 1940, a fact that, along with her tremendous beauty, makes her an instant celebrity and figure of infamy when she is condemned to death. As she accepts the spiritual guidance of a priest and attempts to make peace with her grim fate, Henry's story turns from tragic to inspirational in nature.

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capital-punishment, condemned [prisoner], convict, death-penalty, death-row, electric-chair, execution, pardon, woman