The Execution of Wanda Jean (2002)

Execution of Wanda Jean
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating N/A
Runtime 1hr 27mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords political
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Chandra Simon Associate Producer n/a 171 3000004
Nancy Abraham Supervising Producer n/a 1275 3000002
Rory Kennedy Producer n/a 3 3000002
Liz Garbus Director n/a 2 2000001
Liz Garbus Producer n/a 3 3000001
Tony Hardmon Cinematographer cinematography 402 6000001
Mary Manhardt Editor n/a 172 7000001
Greg Smith Sound Editor n/a 229 14000003
Dog Bark Sound Sound Editor n/a 229 14000004
Margaret Crimmins Sound Editor n/a 229 14000002
Judy Karp Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Wendy Blackstone Music n/a 120781 8000001
Chandra Simon Research researcher 458 12000001
Jesse Jackson Actor Himself 1 1000016
Dr. Martin Krimsky Actor Himself 1 1000015
Reverend Robin Meyers Actor Himself 1 1000006
Reverend Bill Allen Actor Himself 1 1000007
Ruby Wilson Actor Herself 1 1000005
Mary Allen Actor Herself 1 1000004
David Presson Actor Himself 1 1000002
Steven Presson Actor Himself 1 1000003
Sandra Howard Actor Herself 1 1000008
Greg Wilson Actor Himself 1 1000009
Bob Carpenter Actor Himself 1 1000013
Steven Allen Actor Himself 1 1000014
Robert Jackson Actor Himself 1 1000012
LaSandra Allen Actor Herself 1 1000011
Marla Allen Actor Herself 1 1000010
Wanda Jean Allen Actor Herself 1 1000001
Synopsis
Wanda Jean was sentenced to death in 1989 after she shot and killed her lover, Gloria Leathers, outside an Oklahoma City Police Station. The film finds her eleven years later, her execution date just months away. This documentary follows Wanda Jean's final months on death row, as she and her legal team prepare for her clemency hearing, as she and her family, friends, and spiritual advisors have their final visits. At her clemency hearing, her attorneys argue that during her original trial, her defense failed to present crucial and potentially life-saving evidence: Wanda Jean had borderline mental retardation and brain damage. But the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, which in its thirty-year history had never granted clemency, denies Wanda Jean's plea.
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