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  • Sitting on the stairs of a small porch, Halle Berry wears a bathrobe and holds a cigarette, while Billy Bob Thornton sits next to her holding a pint of ice cream.
  • Halle Berry sits on a couch, looking at something off-camera with tears in her eyes.
  • Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton stand next to each other by a car; they look in different directions.
  • Halle Berry looks out a car window from the passenger seat.



Tuesday, February 11

(2001, Marc Forster) “Lawrence Musgrove (Sean Combs) is sentenced to death by electrocution. Hank Grotowski (Billy Bob Thornton), a guard at this Georgia penitentiary, has to ensure that Lawrence's final walk to the chair is smooth and hysteria-free. One is on death row. The other stands to live long after this execution. But Lawrence, who has been awaiting the chair for 11 years, may have the better deal. Still recovering from a terrible episode, Hank, a widower, finds himself attracted to Leticia (Halle Berry, Academy Award, Best Actress; first for a woman of color), a single mother working the late shift at his favorite diner. She's beautiful, available and African American. We know that Leticia is Lawrence's widow. But neither she nor Hank is aware of the macabre connection.” – Desson Howe, The Washington Post. 35mm. Approx. 112 min.

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