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At the Death House Door

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Initial DVD release  June 23, 2009
Language  English
7.4/10 IMDb

Genre  Documentary
Music director  Leo Sidran
Country  United States
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Director  Steve James Peter Gilbert
Release date  May 2008 (2008-05)
Directors  Steve James, Peter Gilbert
Cast  Carroll Pickett (Himself), Steve Mills (Himself), Maurice Possley (Himself (as Maury Possley)), Anne Ellis (Herself), Charlotte Hirschfelder (Herself)
Similar movies  The Last Witch Hunter, Captain America: The First Avenger, Pitch Perfect 2, Jupiter Ascending, Frozen, The Avengers
Tagline  No man should die alone

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At the Death House Door is a 2008 documentary film about Carroll Pickett, who served as the death house chaplain to the infamous "Walls" prison unit in Huntsville, Texas. It was produced and directed by the team of Steve James and Peter Gilbert, co-produced by Zak Piper and Aaron Wickenden. James and Gilbert had previously worked together on the well-received Kartemquin Films documentary Hoop Dreams, on which James was the producer and director and Gilbert served as producer and director of photography. The film was produced by Kartemquin Films in association with the Chicago Tribune, which provided partial funding.


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Pickett presided over 95 executions in his 15-year career, including the very first by lethal injection. He kept his feelings about his work from his family, instead audiotaping an account of each one. Initially pro-execution, he became an anti-death penalty activist.

Pickett was most affected by the execution of Carlos DeLuna in 1989. He firmly believed in De Luna's innocence. In 2006, Chicago Tribune reporters Maurice Possley and Steve Mills published a detailed investigation suggesting that another man had committed the crime for which De Luna was executed, and the film recounts the evidence brought forth in that investigation.


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