Shot in the Heart

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Shot in the Heart is a memoir written by Mikal Gilmore, then a senior contributing editor at Rolling Stone, about his tumultuous childhood in a dysfunctional family, and his brother Gary Gilmore's eventual execution by firing squad in 1977 for a convenience store murder he committed in Provo, Utah.[1]

In 2001, Shot in the Heart became an HBO film starring Giovanni Ribisi as Mikal, Elias Koteas as Gary, and Sam Shepard as the brothers' looming father.


  1. ^ Morrison, Blake (1994-07-17). "A bad case of blood-poisoning: 'Shot in the Heart'". The Independent. Retrieved 2014-04-11.