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A Death in Canaan (1978)

When a teenager is accused of his mother's murder, the community of Canaan rallies to his defense.

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Joan Barthel
Paul Clemens ...
Peter Reilly
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Lt. Bragdon
Jacqueline Brookes ...
Mildred Carston
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Barney Parsons
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Rita Parsons
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Sgt. Case
Floyd Levine ...
Thomas Lanza
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Sgt. Tim Scully
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Father Mark
Yuki Shimoda ...
Dr. Samura
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Jim Barthel
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Teresa Noble
William Bronder ...
Judge Revere
Pat Corley ...
Judge Vincent
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When a teenager is accused of his mother's murder, the community of Canaan rallies to his defense.

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1 March 1978 (USA)  »

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L'affaire Peter Reilly  »

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Acting debut of O-Lan Jones. See more »

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Featured in The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) See more »

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Yankee Doodle
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Outstanding film
22 June 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

A Death in Canaan is an utterly brilliant film based on the real-life murder mystery of teenager Peter Reilly,accused of the brutal murder of his own mother.Paul Clemens stars as the accused young man in question,and the entire cast of this 1978 made -for television film features allstars.Stephanie Powers,Brian Dennehy,and the late Kenneth McMillan lead the way in this outstanding masterpiece.The film takes the viewer on all the twists and turns of the trials,and the ending is perfectly done and intensifies the mystery,which to date remains unsolved.I give this a 10 out of 10 easily.


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