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A Letter from Death Row (film)

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Music director  Bret Michaels
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Country  United States
4.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Crime, Drama, Mystery
Screenplay  Bret Michaels
Writer  Bret Michaels
Language  English
A Letter from Death Row (film) movie poster
Director  Marvin Baker Bret Michaels
Release date  November 17, 1998 (1998-11-17)
Initial release  November 17, 1998 (Canada)
Directors  Bret Michaels, Marvin Baker
Cast  Bret Michaels (Michael Raine), Martin Sheen (Michael's Father), Kristi Gibson (Kristi Richards), Lorelei Shellist (Jessica Foster), Simon Elsworth (Officer Windell), Rob Wilds (Prison Warden)
Similar movies  American Crime (2004), A Murder of Crows (1998), A Common Man, Nemesis Game (2003), The Letter (2012)
Tagline  There Is No Lie More Terrifying Than The Truth.

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A convicted killer (Bret Michaels) races to prove conspirators framed him for his girlfriends murder.

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A Letter From Death Row is a 1998 psychological thriller film directed by Marvin Baker and Bret Michaels, lead singer of the hard rock band Poison. Bret Michaels also wrote the film and starred in it. The film was released by Sheen Michaels Entertainment, a company created by Bret Michaels and actor Charlie Sheen. The film was produced by Shane Stanley and also stars Martin Sheen, Charlie Sheen, and Kristi Gibson, who was Michaels girlfriend at the time.

The prison scenes were filmed on location in the Tennessee State Prison, with real inmates used as extras.

A psychological thriller that takes you through the mind of convicted killer, Michael Raine, and his experiences on death row. Was he guilty of killing his girlfriend or was he a victim of a conspiracy to frame him for a crime he didn't commit? As the story unfolds Jessica Foster, an assistant to the Governor of Tennessee begins to interview Raine while on death row, claiming that she's writing a book about the inmates. Through various circumstances, Raine puts two and two together and builds a case that he believes can prove his innocence...or does he? Ms. Foster is the only one on the 'outside" who can give Raine a voice, but is she working for those who framed him? As time draws near to the date of his execution, in his most desperate hour Raine finds the missing pieces to the puzzle to prove his innocence, but is it too late...? Was this story told from Raine's point of view or from the book writers or from yours, the viewer - you decide.

Plot summary

A psychological thriller that takes you through the mind of convicted killer, Michael Raine, and his experiences on death row. Was he guilty of killing his girlfriend or was he a victim of a conspiracy to frame him for a crime he didnt commit? As the story unfolds Jessica Foster, an assistant to the Governor of Tennessee begins to interview Raine while on death row, claiming that shes writing a book about the inmates. Through various circumstances, Raine puts two and two together and builds a case that he believes can prove his innocence...or does he? Ms. Foster is the only one on the outside" who can give Raine a voice, but is she working for those who framed him? As time draws near to the date of his execution, in his most desperate hour Raine finds the missing pieces to the puzzle to prove his innocence, but is it too late...? Was this story told from Raines point of view or from the book writers or from yours, the viewer - you decide.

Soundtrack

Bret Michaels also recorded and released the soundtrack to the movie in the same year. Max T. Barnes worked as an engineer on the project.

Documentary

A documentary was released in 2000 titled "High Tension, Low Budget (The Making of a Letter from Death Row)" and is included as a special extra bonus on DVD versions released outside the U.S. The extra includes the making of the movie, featuring in depth interviews with cast and crew and various other clips of Bret Michaels in the 1990s leading up to the movies release.

Sequel

There was a sequel released in 2002 titled "Dark Asylum" in the US and "Return to Death Row" outside the US and starred Judd Nelson, Larry Drake, Paulina Porizkova and Jurgen Prochnow. Bret Michaels was not associated with the sequel despite appearing on the cover of the international version.

References

A Letter from Death Row (film) Wikipedia
A Letter from Death Row (film) IMDb A Letter from Death Row (film) themoviedb.org


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