The Pardon exemplifies our universal need to be loved and to be forgiven, portrayed in the unlikely but true story of Toni Jo Henry (Jaime King), a woman tried for the crime of murder in 1942 in the state of Louisiana.
Toni Jo, a product of childhood abuse and neglect, briefly discovers love and happiness that soon turns to despair when her husband Cowboy (Jason Lewis) is sent to prison and she embarks on an ill-fated plan with an accomplice Arkie (John Hawkes) to free him.
Because of her beauty, Toni Jo instantly becomes a notorious celebrity, drawing the unparalleled media attention of two highly publicized and sensational murder trials. Her story is a story of hope, a story of love and a story of redemption, as Toni Jo discovers the true strength within herself and, with the help of a priest, Father Richard (TJ Thyne) is able to face her life with a calm and peace that defies explanation.
Starring Jaime King, John Hawkes, T.J. Thyne, Jason Lewis, M.C. Gainey
Directed by Tom Anton
Running Time - 2:00
Genre - Drama
Opened in Theaters - Friday, February 1st, 2013
This movie is not currently playing in theaters.
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