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A Killing in a Small Town (1990)

R | | Drama | TV Movie 22 May 1990
The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant's attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?

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Candy Morrison
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Ed Reivers
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Stan Blankenship
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Dale Morrison
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Peggy Blankenship
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Dr. Beardsley
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Norman Billings
James Monroe Black ...
Dr. Giles (as James Black)
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Chief McAlester
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Rick Slocum
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Jim Ramsey
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Judge Scott
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Rex Staples
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Dede Alexander
Jan DeWitt ...
Connie Keating
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In a quiet Texas town, Candy Morrison and her husband, Dale, seem to live an ordinary life -- but that all changes when she begins sleeping with her husband's friend Stan Blankenship. When Stan's wife winds up dead -- the victim of a brutal ax murder -- Candy's arrest leaves the community in disbelief. And, as her attorney Ed Reivers attempts to prove her innocence, he makes a shocking discovery about his client. Written by Jwelch5742

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Based on the true-crime book "Evidence of Love," by John Bloom, better known by his alter ego of Drive-In movie critic Joe Bob Briggs. See more »

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A rare good TV movie!
24 October 2001 | by (California) – See all my reviews

TV movies usually suck, but this is probably the best one I've seen next to "The Deliberate Stranger". What lies beneath a typical, all-American perfect PTA neighborhood-murder, mayhem, and sin! It is very shocking and suspenseful, and the ending was one of the most unpredictable and shocking I have ever seen! What is more chilling is that this is based on a true story. Barbara Hershey gives a brilliant performance.


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