A wealthy businessman is accused of murdering his wife to collect insurance money to pay gambling debts. Although his three sons initially believe his innocence, his actions and court evidence soon begin to prove otherwise.




Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »


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Complete series cast summary:
 Rob Marshall (2 episodes, 1990)
 Maria Marshall (2 episodes, 1990)
 Roby Marshall (2 episodes, 1990)
 Chris Marshall (2 episodes, 1990)
 John Marshall (2 episodes, 1990)
 Prosecutor Kelly (2 episodes, 1990)
 Sal Caccaro (2 episodes, 1990)
 Tessie McBride (2 episodes, 1990)
 Felice Richmond (2 episodes, 1990)
 Ferlin L'Heureux (2 episodes, 1990)
 Seely (2 episodes, 1990)
 Uncle Gene (2 episodes, 1990)
 Ricky Dunlap (2 episodes, 1990)
 Det. O'Brien (2 episodes, 1990)
Jake Dengel ...
 Andy Meyers (2 episodes, 1990)
 Lt. Gladstone (2 episodes, 1990)
Mary-Joan Negro ...
 Paula Caccaro (2 episodes, 1990)
Edward Wiley
(2 episodes, 1990)
 Grasso (2 episodes, 1990)
Michael Ayr ...
 Dewitt (2 episodes, 1990)
David Kagen ...
 Man (2 episodes, 1990)
 Det. Minelli (2 episodes, 1990)
Charles Stransky ...
 Det. McGuire (2 episodes, 1990)
 Hall (2 episodes, 1990)
 Uniformed Trooper (2 episodes, 1990)
Arnold Bankston
(2 episodes, 1990)
Gary Bayer ...
 Father Mulcany (2 episodes, 1990)
Mary Chalon ...
 Louise (2 episodes, 1990)
 Lawyer (2 episodes, 1990)
David Q. Combs ...
 Roger (2 episodes, 1990)
 Desk Clerk (2 episodes, 1990)
Rhonda Dotson ...
 Brenda Dunlap (2 episodes, 1990)
 Cy Porter (2 episodes, 1990)
 Judge Greenberg (2 episodes, 1990)
Aaron Lustig ...
 Medical Examiner (2 episodes, 1990)
 Kate & Gladys (2 episodes, 1990)
 Jennifer (2 episodes, 1990)
Natsuko Ohama
(2 episodes, 1990)
(2 episodes, 1990)
Marilyn Rockafellow ...
 Madge Kenyon (2 episodes, 1990)
Jimmie F. Skaggs ...
 Eggars (2 episodes, 1990)
John Howard Swain
(2 episodes, 1990)
 Eric (2 episodes, 1990)


Joe McGinnis' best-seller is brought to tv. Set in the town of Toms River, New Jersey, an insurance salesman claims his wife was attacked and killed at a deserted picnic area. However police investigation casts suspicion on the man and the ultimate trial puts his three sons in doubt of their father's innocence. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Release Date:

1990 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Confiance aveugle  »

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(2 parts)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The name of the high school that Felice Richmond (Rob Marshall's lover) was an administrator at was changed for the film. The real name of the school is Pinelands Regional High School (now Pinelands Regional Senior High School, as of 2002). See more »


Referenced in Short Cuts (1993) See more »

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Good Direction And Acting
5 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I found this movie to be well acted and directed.It was a drama that left me feeling a little puzzled.What happened to a marriage that seemed so happy and solid at the beginning of the movie?When the story skips ahead two years,something has happened to Rob's marriage that has made him unhappy with Maria.He's now obsessed with Felice.Obsession is probably too weak of a word.He acts like his very existence depends upon Felice's love for him.There's really no explanation as to what has made Rob stop loving his wife except a small inference to a better physical relationship with Felice. What happened emotionally to change Rob's love for Maria?What made him seek out another woman?I guess we'll never know unless the answer is in the book which I admit I haven't read.The late Robert Urich's acting is good in this movie.One change I would have made in Rob's character is more discretion.He comes out and pretty much let's everyone know,including his three sons that he's been having an affair with Felice.He doesn't seem to care what anyone else thinks.He wants to move her in the house right away. This is soon after the death of his wife.He doesn't show a trace of sadness over the death of the mother of his three boys.Why doesn't he at least have the sense to know that his cold behavior may look a little suspicious not only to his sons and family members but also the police who are investigating the murder.If I had been Rob, I would have at least pretended to be grief stricken even if I didn't feel any grief.Doesn't he realize how this insensitivity might be interpreted by others.To me he's sort of saying "I'm glad she's gone". This behavior opens the possibility that he may have some involvement in her murder.The relationship that the three brothers have in this movie is moving.These brothers really do love each other and are not ashamed to show it.Jay Underwood does a super job as Chris and Johnny Galecki is appealing also.The actor who plays Roby,David Barry Gray is outstanding.I cannot praise this actor enough.I found my attention to be focused on him throughout most of the movie. His acting is so good that you don't realize he's acting.He's totally believable and living the part of his character.He comes close to stealing the movie in my mind.He is not afraid or ashamed to let his emotions be seen by anyone.This trait is important in an actor.It makes his performance more believable.I noticed in the internet movie database that he hasn't acted in any movies for a few years.This is a big mistake on someone's part.David Barry Gray needs to be cast in another movie soon.I know I would watch anything this talented actor appears in.

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