IMDb > A Killing in a Small Town (1990) (TV)
A Killing in a Small Town
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

A Killing in a Small Town (1990) (TV) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 7 | slideshow) Videos
A Killing in a Small Town -- Evidence of Love - 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? Brian Dennehy and Barbara Hershey star.


User Rating:
6.8/10   422 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 8% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers (WGA):
John Bloom (book) and
James Atkinson (book) ...
View company contact information for A Killing in a Small Town on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
22 May 1990 (USA) See more »
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? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Won Golden Globe. Another 4 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Evidence of mediocrity See more (12 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbara Hershey ... Candy Morrison

Brian Dennehy ... Ed Reivers

John Terry ... Stan Blankenship

Richard Gilliland ... Dale Morrison

Lee Garlington ... Peggy Blankenship

Hal Holbrook ... Dr. Beardsley
Matthew Posey ... Norman Billings
James Monroe Black ... Dr. Giles (as James Black)
Dennis Letts ... Chief McAlester

Marco Perella ... Rick Slocum
Norman Bennett ... Jim Ramsey

Jerry Haynes ... Judge Scott

Rodger Boyce ... Rex Staples
Daphne Eckler ... Dede Alexander
Jan DeWitt ... Connie Keating

Charles Carroll ... Bob Shelton

Blue Deckert ... Andy Blassingame
Spencer Prokop ... Kevin Sanders
Jacob Parker ... Sean Morrison
Lisa Renee Wilson ... Sara Morrison

Haley Miller ... Meg Blakenship

Louanne Stephens ... Claire Meriwether
Karis Paige Bryant ... Little Candy
Willie Minor ... Baliff
Aaron Chadwick ... Deputy
Wendye Clarendon ... Little Candy's Mom
Peyton E. Park ... Jury Foreman (as Peyton Park)
John Hussey ... Al Stevens
Jack Gould ... Parishioner #1
Tony Garcia ... Parishioner #2
Norma Young ... Woman #1

Gary Ragland ... Reporter #1
Vennessa Tate ... Reporter #2
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert F. Cawley ... Juror (uncredited)

Directed by
Stephen Gyllenhaal 
Writing credits
John Bloom (book "Evidence of Love") and
James Atkinson (book "Evidence of Love") (as Jim Atkinson)

Cynthia Cidre (teleplay)

Produced by
Cynthia Cidre .... co-producer
Shari Hamrick .... associate producer (as Shari Barker)
Courtney Pledger .... producer
Judith A. Polone .... executive producer
Andrew Richter .... associate producer
Bruce J. Sallan .... executive producer
Dan Witt .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Gibbs 
Cinematography by
Robert Elswit (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Harvey Rosenstock 
Art Direction by
Jack Marty 
Set Decoration by
Rob Edleson 
Costume Design by
Janet Lucas Lawler 
Makeup Department
Bonnie Clevering .... hairdresser
Jimi White .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mel A. Bishop .... executive in charge of production
John M. Colwell .... unit production manager
Paul D. Goldman .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Terri Martin .... second assistant director
David Womark .... first assistant director
Art Department
Floyd Smith .... property master
Floyd Gentry .... lead set painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
T.W. Davis .... sound re-recording mixer (as Tom Davis)
Skip Frazee .... sound mixer
Doug Gray .... sound re-recording mixer
George R. Groves Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as George Groves)
Burton Weinstein .... supervising sound editor
Ben Loggins .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Robert Driskell .... gaffer (as Bob Driskell)
Kerry Rike .... key grip
Bill Greenberg .... electrician (uncredited)
Mark A. Hatley .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Mary V. Buck .... casting (as Mary Buck)
Susan Edelman .... casting
Rody Kent .... location casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Mary Rose .... costume designer: Ms. Hershey
Editorial Department
Eric L. Beason .... associate editor
Paul D. Goldman .... post production supervisor
Julie Rogers .... assistant editor
Music Department
Carlton Kaller .... music editor
Michael Aarvold .... music scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Tim Buchanan .... production driver
Other crew
Janis Burklund .... location manager (as Janis Burkland)
Harold B. Crazilneck .... technical advisor (as Dr. Harold B. Crazilneck)
A. Don Crowder .... technical advisor
Jan Dennehy .... production executive
Cindy Fairfield .... production assistant
Pam Fuller .... script supervisor
Doug Cole .... production auditor (uncredited)
Michelle Hartly .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)

Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
USA:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

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 »


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
7 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Evidence of mediocrity, 13 May 2005
Author: George Parker from Orange County, CA USA

"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-)

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (12 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for A Killing in a Small Town (1990)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
sisters 2014 Burstynfan-1
Peggy's car missing from garage? trivia or editing error? pileatedtop
Be in Stephen Gyllenhaal's next movie, GRASSROOTS joannhockersmith
Thought I would share this!! IBeLynne
The axing scene. dixiemagnolia5
I live in the real town cutiepien05
See more »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Weight of Water In Cold Blood Monster Capote A Place in the Sun
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Drama section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.