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Execution of Justice

Execution of Justice

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Sunday, November 28, 1999 N/A
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  • Season: 1999-2000
  • Network: Showtime
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Movies
  • Subject Matter: True Crime, Courtroom Drama, Biography
  • Based On: Execution of Justice (Play) written by Emily Mann
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the 1984 play by Emily Mann. In 1978, conservative San Francisco city supervisor Dan White gunned down openly gay supervisor Harvey Milk and liberal Mayor George Moscone after the two men tried to block his political efforts. At White's trial his lawyers claimed he lost his mind after eating too much junk food. When he was only convicted of voluntary manslaughter the gay community rioted. After serving five years, white committed suicide.


Production Company:

  • Daly/Harris Prods, Paramount TV

Production Type:

  • In-House
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