Better Off Dead 1994

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Better Off Dead ★★½ 1994

Preachy, manipulative TV movie redeemed by good performances. Kit (Winningham) is an unrepentant whitetrash thief who kills a black police officer and is sentenced to death. Cutter Dubuque (Ferrell) is the ambitious black district attorney who prosecuted the case but comes to doubt the wisdom of the death penalty and slowly begins to try to help Kit. 91m/C VHS . Mare Winningham, Tyra Ferrell, Kevin Tighe, Don Harvey; D: Neema Barnette; W: Marlane X. Meyer; C: Ueli Steiger; M: John Barnes.