Rare Original Australian Daybill Movie Poster The Executioner's Song
The Executioner's Song is a 1982 made-for-television film adaptation of Norman Mailer's 1979 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name. The movie is about the final nine months of the life of Gary Gilmore who was executed for the murder of two men over two days. The film is directed by Lawrence Schiller from a screenplay by Mailer. It was originally produced as a two-part TV movie running a total of 200 minutes on November 28 and 29, 1982. Later it was re-edited in a 97-minute theatrical version for European and Asia –Pacific distribution, with additions of scenes of violence and nudity. Parts of the film were shot at the Utah State Prison in Draper and the city of Provo, Utah. In what the New York Times described as a "searing performance," Tommy Lee Jones won an Emmy Award for his role in this work.