Killing in a Small Town

A Killing in a Small Town

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal

Cast: Barbara Hershey, Brian Dennehy, John Terry

     
 

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To escape from the boredom of her small-town life, Sunday School teacher Candy Morrison (Barbara Hershey) engages in an affair with a fellow churchgoer. When his wife Peggy learns about the relationship, she attacks Candy with an axe; after a struggle, Candy kills Peggy, hitting her 41 times with the axe. In the resulting trial, her plea of self-defense is examined.…  See more details below

Overview

To escape from the boredom of her small-town life, Sunday School teacher Candy Morrison (Barbara Hershey) engages in an affair with a fellow churchgoer. When his wife Peggy learns about the relationship, she attacks Candy with an axe; after a struggle, Candy kills Peggy, hitting her 41 times with the axe. In the resulting trial, her plea of self-defense is examined. This TV-movie is based on a true story.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/2005
UPC:
0030306768090
Original Release:
1990
Rating:
NR
Source:
Mpi Home Video
Time:
1:31:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Hershey Candy Morrison
Brian Dennehy Ed Reivers
John Terry Stan Blankenship
Richard Gilliland Dale Morrison
Lee Garlington Peggy Blankenship
Hal Holbrook Dr. Beardsley
Matthew Posey Norman Billings
James Black Dr. Giles
Dennis Letts Chief McAlester
Marco Perella Rick Slocum
Norman Bennett Jim Ramsey
Jerry Haynes Judge Scott
Rodger Boyce Rex Staples
Daphne Eckler Dede Alexander
Jan Dewitt Conning Keating
Charles Carroll Bob Shelton
Blue Deckert Andy Blassingame
Louanne Stephens Claire Meriwether
Willie Minor Baliff (sic)
John Hussey Al Stevens
Jack Gould Parishioner #1
Spencer Prokop Kevin Sanders
Norma Young Woman #1
Karis Bryant Little Candy

Technical Credits
Stephen Gyllenhaal Director
Cynthia Cidre Co-producer,Screenwriter
Robert Elswit Cinematographer
Richard Gibbs Score Composer
Jack Marty Production Designer
Courtney Pledger Producer
Harvey Rosenstock Editor
Bruce Sallan Executive Producer
Dan Witt Producer

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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Opening Credits [6:29]
2. A Gruesome Find [8:06]
3. Giving Evidence [7:28]
4. Illicit Passions [9:41]
5. Shame [5:13]
6. Accusations [6:22]
7. A Shocking Truth [7:11]
8. Hypnosis [8:45]
9. On Trial [4:40]
10. In Denial [7:26]
11. Emotional High [10:10]
12. Confrontation [8:10]
13. The Verdict [3:55]
14. End Credits [:54]

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