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A Killing in a Small Town (1990)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  22 May 1990 (USA)
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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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Stan Blankenship
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Dale Morrison
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A small town is shocked by the brutal ax murder of a woman. However, they are even more shocked when a reserved neighboring woman who is a wife and mother becomes the chief suspect. During the investigation, she is placed under hypnosis which reveals a different personality completely. Based on a true event that occurred in Texas in 1980. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Die Axtmörderin  »

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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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Evidence of mediocrity
13 May 2005 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

"Evidence of Love" is a made-for-TV flick about a middle class, church going suburban Texas housewife whose life is turned upside down when she finds herself accused of murder. Hershey is the centerpiece of this film and offers a fine performance as the plain, straight-laced, and stoic accused in this drama which spends the first two thirds of the run on the setup, murder, and investigation and the latter third on the trial. With the look and feel of a Lifetime channel TV movie-by-rote, this film has little to offer save Hershey's tour de force and a twist at the end. Probably worth a look for Hershey fans and female audiences who can empathize with the character and her plight. (B-)


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