Tommy Lee Jones, Rosanna Arquette. The debate over capital punishment rages on with the story of Gary Mark Gilmore, the first man to be executed after the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Jones turns in an Emmy-winning performance as Gilmore, who insists that his execution by firing squad be carried out. Based on Norman Mailer's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. 1982/color/3 hrs., 8 min/NR/full screen.