The Life of David Gale

The Life of David Gale is a 2003 drama film directed by Alan Parker (in his final film as a director before his death in 2020) and written by Charles Randolph. The film is an international co-production, between the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom.


David Gale is a professor on death row in Texas. With only a few days until his execution, his lawyer negotiates a half-million dollar fee to tell his story to Bitsey Bloom, a journalist from a major news magazine. She has a reputation of keeping secrets and protecting her sources. He tells her how he ended up on death row, revealed through a series of lengthy flashbacks.