Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story

Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story

Director: Alex Chapple

Cast: Alex Chapple, Kathleen Robertson, Callum Keith Rennie, Victor Garber

     
 

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In 1930s Hamilton, Ontario, after her husband's corpse is discovered in the woods without its head or limbs, beautiful would-be socialite Evelyn Dick (Kathleen Robertson) is arrested by Canadian police for the murder. Her ever-changing jailhouse testimony leads Inspector Woods (Callum Keith Rennie) in various directions as the devoted detective tries to piece together… See more details below

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In 1930s Hamilton, Ontario, after her husband's corpse is discovered in the woods without its head or limbs, beautiful would-be socialite Evelyn Dick (Kathleen Robertson) is arrested by Canadian police for the murder. Her ever-changing jailhouse testimony leads Inspector Woods (Callum Keith Rennie) in various directions as the devoted detective tries to piece together a coherent chain of events and motives. But once Dick's manipulative mother (Brenda Fricker) is implicated in the scheme, Dick's story changes again, this time with twist that leads to a tragic denouement. Her future in grave danger -- her sentence could be death by hanging -- Dick hires attorney J.J. Robinette (Victor Garber) for one last attempt at freedom. ~ Buzz McClain

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Based on the true story of Canada's "trial of the century," Torso: The Evelyn Dick Case is a crackling good yarn thanks to the knowingly sultry performance of Kathleen Robertson as the lead, a woman whose pout changes to a purr in the time it takes to say "howdy." The grim murder mystery becomes taut courtroom drama about midway, and while the story never catches fire the way it must have when it was actually transpiring, the events managed to hold interest, despite a clear-cut villain. Though there is none of the delicious jail-cell sexual tension of, say Gregory Peck and Alida Valli in The Paradine Case, shapely and seductive Robertson still gets across the double meaning of the title.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/22/2009
UPC:
0741952674993
Original Release:
2001
Source:
Koch Vision
Time:
1:30:00
Sales rank:
56,888

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Disc #1 -- Torso
1. Hamilton, Canada 1946 [2:39]
2. Terrible News [7:54]
3. Male Companions [5:55]
4. Statement [8:43]
5. Daddy [9:36]
6. Interrogation [10:43]
7. Special Witness [5:53]
8. The Truth [14:19]
9. Growing Up [8:11]
10. Acquitted [6:33]
11. Hope for Redemption [6:45]
12. Credits [2:47]

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