The Life of David Gale


2h 10m 2003

Brief Synopsis

David Gale is a man who has tried to live by his principles, but in a bizarre twist of fate this devoted father, popular professor and respected death penalty opponent finds himself on Death Row for the rape and murder of fellow-activist Constance Hallaway. With only three days before his scheduled

Film Details

Also Known As
Life of David Gale, Life of David Gayle, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Synopsis

David Gale is a man who has tried to live by his principles, but in a bizarre twist of fate this devoted father, popular professor and respected death penalty opponent finds himself on Death Row for the rape and murder of fellow-activist Constance Hallaway. With only three days before his scheduled execution, Gale agrees to give Pulitzer-hungry reporter Elizabeth "Bitsey" Bloom the exclusive interview she has been chasing. But Bitsey soon realises that this assignment is more than she bargained for, and that a man's life is in her hands. Putting her own safety in jeopardy, she frantically races to piece together the shocking events surrounding Constance's death, before it's too late.

Crew

Giuseppe Adami

Song

Ross Adams

Assistant Sound Editor

Edward J Adcock

Camera Operator

Correo Aereo

Song Performer

Monica Allen

Transportation

Dean Allison

Foreman

Troy Anderson

Rigging Electrician

Marc Andrus

Key Rigging Grip

David Appleby

Photography

Steve Arnold

Art Director

Paul Beard

Liaison

Stephen F. Beasley

Electrician

Rodney Becker

On-Set Dresser

Anna Behlmer

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Amy Bell

Props Assistant

Melody Bishop

Art Department Coordinator

Peter Bloor

Consultant

Jo Edna Boldin

Casting

Moritz Borman

Executive Producer

Bill Bradford

Construction Coordinator

Laura Brown

Stand-In

Mimi Brown

Assistant

Rodney Bursiel

Stand-In

Nicolas Cage

Producer

Jennifer Carpenter

Coordinator

John Carpenter

Theme Music

Bill Carter

Song

Douglas Carter

Set Production Assistant

Chris Castaldi

Set Production Assistant

Kathryn Castellanos

Assistant

Carolyne Chauncey

Assistant Editor

Scott Childers

Foreman

Randi Chugerman

Casting Assistant

Cheryl Clarson

Rigging Electrician

Peter Clarson

Rigging Gaffer

Peter Cobbin

Music Engineer

Bill Coe

Assistant Camera

Randall S Coe

Construction

James Cohen

Assistant Editor

Leonard Cohen

Song

Leonard Cohen

Song Performer

Doug Coleman

Stunt Coordinator

Jack Colmenero

On-Set Dresser

Ed Colyer

Foley Mixer

Michael Corcoran

Song

Elvis Crespo

Song

Elvis Crespo

Song Performer

Michael Crow

Song

Amanda Curry

Accounting Assistant

Matt Dalton

Post-Production Accountant

Eric R. Damazio

Grip

Lisa M. Davidson

Production Coordinator

Yves De Bono

Special Effects Supervisor

Shanti Delsarte

Assistant Production Coordinator

Craig Denham

Graphic Designer

Sean Devine

Grip

Patricia Kerrigan Dicerto

Casting Associate

Drew Dillard

Location Manager

Patricia Dillon

On-Set Dresser

Guy East

Executive Producer

Louis Elman

Voice Casting

Jann Engel

Set Designer

David Feldman

Assistant Editor

Howard Feuer

Casting

Moses Fisher

Editor

Joe Fisk

Craft Service

Richard Fordham

Assistant Sound Editor

Brian Franklin

Editorial Assistant

Chris Frazee

Sound

Jamie Frederick

Electrician

Patrick Fries

Camera Operator

William F Gambill

Painter

Shellie Gillespie

On-Set Dresser

Stan Ginsel

Projectionist

Norm Golightly

Co-Executive Producer

Ken Gorrell

Special Effects Technician

Gina Grande

Script Supervisor

Joyce Green

Set Production Assistant

Isobel Griffiths

Music Contractor

Pauline Griffiths

Foley Artist

Jennifer Halverson

Casting Assistant

Chris Hamala

Grip

Gerry Hambling

Editor

Philip Hardage

Assistant Director

Bob Hart

Negative Cutter

Lee Hazlewood

Song

Todd Heater

Gaffer

Craig 'pup' Heath

Sound Recordist

Joel Heller

Assistant Editor

Jerry Henery

Foreman

K.c. Hodenfield

Assistant Director

Laura Hodges

Costumer

Peter Holt

Foley Editor

John Hubbard

Casting

Joey Hudgins

Location Scout

Dale G Huntington

Rigging Grip

Roy Huth

On-Set Dresser

Nick Ingman

Music Conductor

Edison Jackson

Electrician

Janice Janecek

Costumer

John Johns

Video Assist/Playback

Alex Joseph

Assistant Sound Editor

Eddy Joseph

Supervising Sound Editor

Renee Ehrlich Kalfus

Costume Designer

Janis Kelly

Song Performer

Tom Kemplen

Assistant Editor

Nell Kennedy

Office Assistant

K J Kernan

Assistant Location Manager

Kathleen Kiatta

Wardrobe Supervisor

Jerry Kilber

Foreman

Geoffrey Kirkland

Production Designer

Joanne Kissack

Costumer

Susan Kistler

Costumer

Janice S Knox

Transportation Co-Captain

Robert Kocourek

Production Accountant

Peter Kolb

Best Boy Grip

Margo K Kornemann

Accounting Assistant

Wayne Kosky

Best Boy Grip

Alma Kuttruff

Unit Production Manager

Ellen Lampl

Graphic Designer

Chris Langevin

Props Assistant

Kevin Larosa

Helicopter Pilot

Justin Lavender

Song Performer

Paul T. Leblanc

Video Assist/Playback

Keith G Lewis

Set Costumer

Nick Lowe

Dialogue Editor

David Lucarelli

Adr

David Luckenbach

Steadicam Operator

Fionnuala Lynch

Set Costumer

Jack Lynch

Special Effects Technician

David Macmillan

Sound Mixer

Harrison Marsh

Boom Operator

Tania Mccomas

Makeup Artist

Tom Mcdaniel

Welder

Robert A. Mcmahan

Assistant Camera

Raul Mello

Electrician

Silvia Menendez-cauche

Casting

Carla Meyer

Dialect Coach

Walter Mikowlski

Construction

Mike Milliken

Color Timer

Don Miloyevich

Property Master

Mike Moad

Dolly Grip

Sarah Monzani

Makeup Artist

Lisa Moran

Coproducer

Joaquin Morin

On-Set Dresser

Darylin Nagy

Makeup Artist

Richard Nance

Rigging Grip

Danny Navarrette

Electrician

Andy Nelson

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Kelly Nelson

Hair Stylist

Lonnie Nelson

Transportation Captain

Einsturzende Neubauten

Song Performer

Debbie Nolan

Foreman

Amber Nosbisch

Stand-In

Carol A. O'connell

Hair Stylist

Jeff Okabayashi

Assistant Director

Linda Olszewski

Editorial Assistant

King Orba

Song

King Orba

Song Performer

Larry Pardini

Stand-In

Alan Parker

Producer

Alexander Parker

Song Performer

Alexander Parker

Music

Alexander Parker

Song

Jake Parker

Original Music

Jake Parker

Music

Les Percy

Key Grip

David Martin Phillip

Other

Shawn Pipkin

Set Production Assistant

Toni Price

Song Performer

Gabriel Proctor

Video

Shirley Proctor

Accounting Assistant

Mike Proudfoot

Camera Operator

Giacomo Puccini

Song

Randy Puga

Painter

Ronald J Puga

Scenic Artist

Charles Randolph

Screenplay

Mark A Reeves

Best Boy Electric

John Remark

Song

Robert Renga

Sound Recordist

Ben Renton

Assistant Editor

Michael H Repeta

Camera Assistant

Simon Rhodes

Music Engineer

Charlene Richards

Adr Mixer

Mark Richardson

Song Performer

Jeremy Roberts

Auditor

Dan Rogers

Grip

Kerry Rossall

Stunt Coordinator

Lori Rowbotham

Assistant Art Director

Mark Sale

Assistant Editor

Rafael Samperio

Song

Willy Samperio

Song

Martin Samuel

Hair Stylist

Steve Sawhill

On-Set Dresser

Nicci Schinman

Costumer

Krista Schluderman

Costumer

Phil Schriber

Transportation Coordinator

Adam Schwartz

Loader

Andi Scull

Graphic Designer

Christopher Scull

Assistant

Film Details

Also Known As
Life of David Gale, Life of David Gayle, The
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2003
Distribution Company
Universal Pictures
Location
Texas, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 10m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States February 2003

Released in United States on Video July 22, 2003

Released in United States Winter February 21, 2003

Shown at the Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 6-16, 2003.

George Clooney was previously attached to star.

Nicole Kidman was previously attached to star.

Project was previously in development at Warner Bros.

Dirty Hands Productions is Alan Parker's production company.

Saturn Films is Nicolas Cage's production company.

Released in United States February 2003 (Shown at the Berlin International Film Festival (in competition) February 6-16, 2003.)

Released in United States Winter February 21, 2003

Released in United States on Video July 22, 2003