A Killing in a Small Town

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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. This TV-movie is based on a true story.
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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. This TV-movie is based on a true story.
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Special Features

Digitally mastered; Dolby Digital English 2.0 Stereo; Fullscreen presentation; Interactive menus; Scene selection
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/4/2004
  • UPC: 881273000191
  • Original Release: 1990
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  • Source: Trinity Home Ent
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:35:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Barbara Hershey Candy Morrison
Norman Bennett Jim Ramsey
James Black Dr. Giles
Rodger Boyce Rex Staples
Karis Bryant Little Candy
Charles Carroll Bob Shelton
Blue Deckert Andy Blassingame
Brian Dennehy Ed Reivers
Jan Dewitt Conning Keating
Daphne Eckler Dede Alexander
Lee Garlington Peggy Blankenship
Richard Gilliland Dale Morrison
Jack Gould Parishioner #1
Jerry Haynes Judge Scott
Hal Holbrook Dr. Beardsley
John Hussey Al Stevens
John Terry Stan Blankenship
Dennis Letts Chief McAlester
Willie Minor Baliff (sic)
Marco Perella Rick Slocum
Matthew Posey Norman Billings
Spencer Prokop Kevin Sanders
Louanne Stephens Claire Meriwether
Norma Young Woman #1
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. Peggy/Main Titles [12:33]
2. Investigation [11:00]
3. An Affair [11:01]
4. Confession [13:11]
5. Hypnosis [11:27]
6. Trial [12:06]
7. Testimony [12:58]
8. Verdict/End Titles [10:08]
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   Scene Selection
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