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The Life of David Gale

130 min
Crime | Drama | Thriller
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Alan Parker
3 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2003-02-21
Filming Locations: Austin Studios - 1901 E. 51st Street, Austin, Texas, USA
Budget: $50,000,000
Opening Weekend: $7,117,225 (USA) (23 February 2003)
Gross: $19,593,740 (USA) (30 March 2003)
Rhona Mitra
Rhona Mitra
The Life of David Gale
Kate Winslet
Bitsey Bloom
Cleo King
Barbara Kreuster
Constance Jones
Reporter A.J. Roberts
Kevin Spacey
David Gale
Laura Linney
Constance Harraway
Lee Ritchey
Joe Mullarkey
Gabriel Mann
Zack Stemmons
Matt Craven
Dusty Wright
Brandy Little
Motel Waitress
Cindy Waite
Jim Beaver
Duke Grover
Leon Rippy
Braxton Belyeu
Jesse De Luna
Supervising Guard
Vernon Grote
Door Guard
Kimberly Tortorice
Grad Student
Katie Lott
Berlin's Classmate
Noah Truesdale
Jamie Gale
Larissa Wolcott
Jo Edna the Babysitter
Chuck Cureau
Sean Hennigan
Charles Sanders
Mike Fontaine
TV Assistant Director (as Michael Fontaine)
Marco Perella
TV Host
Michael Crabtree
Governor Hardin
Julio Cedillo
Officer Ramirez
Christopher Meister
Officer Hasermann
Melissa McCarthy
Nico the Goth Girl
Elizabeth Gast
Sharon Gale
Cliff Stephens
University President
Chris Drewy
Radio Shed Executive
Jeff Gibbs
Katina Potts
Katherine James
James Huston
DeathWatch Chief / TV Reporter
Cindy Michelle
Constance's Doctor
Chris Warner
Hospital Orderly
Jennifer Dorsey
College Girl (as Jennifer Halverson)
Maurice Moore
Belyeu's Clerk
Brenda Sendejo
Belyeu's Assistant
Julia Lashae
New Homeowner
Rick Morrow
Section 1835 Guard
Matthew Posey
Inmate Cook
Julia Kay-Laskowski
TV Soprano
Donald Braswell
TV Tenor
Jack Gould
Lynn Mathis
Jack Watkins
Robert Lott
Bullhorn Protester
Mark Voges
Bullhorn Protester
Katherine Willis
Bullhorn Protester
Gwyn Little
Religious Woman
Patrick Fries
News Cameraman
Pilar Ferreiro
Barcelona Neighbor
Amparo Moreno
Sharon's Maid
Claudia Parker
Mail Girl
Joan Gispert
Janis Kelly
Mark Richardson
Justin Lavender
Barbara Petricini-Buxton
TV Reporter (as Barbara Petricini Buxton)
David Dahl
TV Reporter
Asia De Marcos
TV Reporter (as Asia DeMarcos)
Amparo García
TV Reporter (as Amparo García-Crow)
Catenya McHenry
TV Reporter
Brian Orr
TV Reporter
Kirk Sisco
TV Reporter
Cassandra L. Small
TV Reporter
Oliver Tull
TV Reporter
Michelle Valen
TV Reporter
Tanya Zieger
TV Reporter
Nick Dawson
Steve Flanagin
George Haynes
Kathy Lamkin
Evelyn Lindsey
T.J. McFarland
Deborah Abbott
Stacy Lynn Austin
Traveler (uncredited)
Jerry M. Barker
Concerned Man (uncredited)
Johnny Bartee
Richard R. Bartholomew
Businessman (uncredited)
Keith Bright
Texas Governor's Aide (uncredited)
Ryan Brooks
College Student (uncredited)
Pei-San Brown
Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Starla Christian
Party Girl (uncredited)
Peter Cornwell
College Professor (uncredited)
Wade Couturiaux
College Student / Activist (uncredited)
Steve Crawford
Student (uncredited)
Constance Dasse
Matthew J. Dunn
College Student (uncredited)
Ken Edwards
State Trooper / Lunch Patron (uncredited)
Nikki Folsom
Reporter (uncredited)
Joanna Gallagher
Student (uncredited)
Ryan Hancock
Drinking Game Contestant (uncredited)
Garrett Hargrove
Coffee Boy (uncredited)
Peyton Hayslip
Doctor (uncredited)
David Scott Heck
Patient at AA Meeting (uncredited)
Landon Kash
News Crew Cameraman (uncredited)
Robert H. Lambert
Airline Pilot (uncredited)
Gabriel R. Martinez
Reporter (uncredited)
Frank Matthews
Protester (uncredited)
Ck McFarland
Carla (uncredited)
Josh Meyer
Sports Bar Youth (uncredited)
Brent Mitchell
Governor's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Cindy Palla
Victim's Mother (uncredited)
Roger Eduardo Palomino
Background Reporter (uncredited)
Alan Parker
Partygoer (uncredited)
Keith Poulson
College Student / Activist (uncredited)
Glen Powell Sr.
Prison guard (uncredited)
George Renteria
Nicole R. Roberts
Protester / Party Girl (uncredited)
Michael Schmid
Protester (uncredited)
Ryan Schneider
Protester (uncredited)
Robin Simmons
Interviewee (uncredited)
Melanie Stovall
News Magazine Secretary (uncredited)
Danny Trevino
Salsa Dancer (uncredited)
Ryan Wickerham
Shooter at Rally (uncredited)
Michele Williams
Flight Attendant (uncredited)
Christine Wolf
6th St. Club Patron (uncredited)
Willie Wright
Prison Guard (uncredited)
Did you know?
Nicole Kidman was the original choice to play Bitsey, but she turned down the role.
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Alan Parker:  briefly appears during the party scene at the beginning of the film - he is seen helping himself to some food.
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Matt Craven did his own driving for the chase scene.
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When Bitsey Bloom was watching the tape in the motel room before she asks Zack to go re-create the crime scene. A quick short close up of Zack sleeping showed him wearing a watch. Before and after this close up he was not wearing one.
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At the beginning of the movie when the pickup truck swerves around the girl, the tire squealing sounds like the road surface is asphalt, when it clearly is dirt and gravel.
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Towards the end of the film, Sharon Gale, David's wife, receives the silver suitcase with the post card from Berlin in it. The postcard was mailed from San Francisco to Texas but has no postmark on it in the upper right hand corner as it should.
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David Gale: I fell of the wagon and hurt myself.
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Berlin: There once was a girl named Berlin. Who wanted it now and again. Not "now and again". But Now! And again and again and again.
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David Gale: They wanted me to die, knowing the key to my freedom was out there somewhere!
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Gun fired in the trailer/preview? (spoiler)
At about 2:13 into the trailer, somebody fires a black gun. I didn't notice that part during the movie. Was it maybe a symbol to mark the time of execution?
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Photos from cast
Rhona Mitra