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Death and Texas (2004)

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Release Date
 USA: Mar 12, 2004

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Running Time
1 hour, 17 minutes

Country USA

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• Death and Texas



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Genre: Comedy

Plot: In 1994, Barefoot Bobby Briggs (Steve Harris) was arrested for his role in a botched armed robbery of an Austin convenience store. When he was convicted and sentenced to die, the career of one of the greatest wide receivers in the history of pro football was ended.

It's nine years later, Bobby's appeals have all but run out, and the Austin Steers are - once again - on the march to the Mega Bowl, with a lock on the playoffs, when their wide receiver has a season ending injury. With their playoff hopes in shambles, the Governor of Texas controversially offers Bobby a furlough from Death Row to help rescue the Steers' post-season hopes, and even play in the Mega Bowl.

Death & Texas chronicles the bizarre story of Bobby Briggs, whose pro career is resurrected from Death Row. Guided by implacable anti-death-penalty advocate Marshall Ledger (Charles Durning), Bobby plays the only card he has left his undoubted prowess on the football field.

Satirical and unashamedly political, Death & Texas parodies the legal system that attempts to sanitize and legitimize the killing of its own citizens. Documentary style, the film examines the trial and its fairness, and interviews all the key people in Bobby's life: his lawyers, family, the politicians, judges and prosecutors; the victim's

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 Directed by
Kevin DiNovis
Surrender Dorothy
 Written by
Kevin DiNovis
Surrender Dorothy
 Cast
Steve Harris
Minority Report, The Rock, The Skulls
Corbin Bernsen
Major League, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, Major League II
Chris Ellis
Armageddon, Catch Me If You Can, Apollo 13
Mary Kay Place
Being John Malkovich, Girl, Interrupted, Sweet Home Alabama
Andy Richter
Scary Movie 2, Madagascar, Elf
Charles Durning
O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Sting, Tootsie
Jello Biafra
Highway 61, Punk: Attitude, Bikini Bandits
[more]
 Music By
Roy Firestone
The Love Machine, The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green, The Last Rites of Romance



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