THE Life Of David Gale, produced in 2003, tells us that upholding
a principle -- no matter how hard
it may seem -- is the cornerstone of human faith and integrity. The story is
about David Gale who wears many hats.
He is head of the philosophy department at Austin University, an active
member of the anti-capital punishment activist group Death- watch, and also a
But this is as good as it gets for David and it's
First, he is seduced by a plastered
student and is later accused of raping her.
Though the charges don't stick, the stigma does, and he loses his job.
And when one of his best friends, Constance Harraway, is found raped and
murdered, David again takes the rap for it,
and now sits on death row.
Coming to his rescue is gutsy journalist
Bitsey Bloom, who might have stumbled upon the evidence to prove his innocence.
But she has only days to prove it before his scheduled execution. Starring
Kevin Spacey, Kate Winslet and Laura Linney.