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Last Dance (1996)



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Rick Hayes is a recent appointee to the Clemency Board of an unnamed Southern State and death-row inmate Cindy Liggett is one of the lawyer's first cases. After discovering that Cindy received woefully inadequate legal representation at her trial, Rick tries to fight for a stay of execution.

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Sharon Stone
as Cindy Liggett
Rob Morrow
as Rick Hayes
Randy Quaid
as Sam Burns
Peter Gallagher
as John Hayes
Jack Thompson
as The Governor
Dave Hager
as Detective Vollo
Peg Allen
as Helen
Peggy Walton-Walker
as Governor's Wife
Deena Dill
as Carolyn
Mimi Craven
as Stripper in Bar
Ralph Wilcox
as Warden Rice
Ken Jenkins
as Warden Laverty
Joe Inscoe
as Reverend Cummins
Elizabeth Omilami
as Officer Mulkey
Sandra Thigpen
as Governor's Receptionist
Michael Montgomery
as Governor's Aide
Ginny Parker
as Sue Hunt
Kaitlyn Kenney
as Tiffany Hunt
Kenneth Schulz
as Paul Faring
Jeff McAtee
as Reporter
Carlene Moore
as Reporter
Ted Manson
as Judge Gorman
William L. Thorp IV
as Motorboat Pilot
Richard S. Cowl
as Judge Butler
Dionne Gardner
as Dress Shop Sales Girl
Asha J. King
as Linda's Daughter
B.J. Brown
as Drill Instructor
Thomas 'Kirk' Hawkins
as Sea Plane Pilot
Susan Jeffrey
as Party Clown
Trilby Beresford
as Title Sequence Girl
Dottie Snow
as Cindy's Aunt
Kuldeep Narain
as Tour Guide
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Critic Reviews for Last Dance

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9)

You don't have to have seen the infinitely superior Dead Man Walking to sense the fatal lack of real-life texture in Last Dance.

February 22, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Too many of its scenes are based on conventional ideas of story construction. We can see the bones beneath the skin.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

If this is a dance, the band has left the stand, and the bus boys are already mopping up melted ice.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4
Top Critic

Too manufactured and 'Hollywood' to elicit any real emotion.

January 7, 2005 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Both Stone and Morrow are terrific and convincing. (published 5-10-96)

January 3, 2005 | Rating: A-

As dances go, this Sharon Stone drama is a slow one-step with no chance of appeal.

January 1, 2000 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Last Dance

Rick Hayes (Rob Morrow) is a young lawyer who gets a new job and is assigned a clemency case on Cindy Liggett (Sharon Stone) who has been on death row for 12 years for double murder of a wealthy man's son and his girlfriend. Rick tries to save Cindy from execution but her chances for clemency are shaped by local politics. (Jack Thompson plays the Governor, Randy Quaid is Rick's veteran boss and Peter Gallagher is his chief of staff, as well as being Rick's brother.) But Rick is determined to slay the dragons for her against predictably hopeless odds and moves heaven and earth to save her from death by lethal injection as the countdown to D-Day draws closer.

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