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In Broad Daylight (1991)

TV Movie  |   |  Drama, Thriller  |  3 February 1991 (USA)
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The fanatically uncompromising Len Rowan and his family insult and terrorize the citizens of a small town for years. One day the comment of a saleswoman about Len's son not being able to ... See full summary »


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Len Rowan
Ruth Westerman
Adina Rowan
Jack Wilson
Wes Westerman
Bob Webb
Robert Schenkkan ...
Rev. Don Douglas
David Neidorf ...
Marshal Paul Harris
Tony Frank ...
Sheriff Phil Lewis
Bill Thurman ...
Virgil Teague
Todd Lacey
Colleen Keegan ...
Darlene Rowan
Bill Bolender ...
Frank Snow
Madge Summers
Dedra London ...
Cindy Rowan


The fanatically uncompromising Len Rowan and his family insult and terrorize the citizens of a small town for years. One day the comment of a saleswoman about Len's son not being able to pay his sweets triggers off his persecution complex. As revenge for the believed insult, the whole family starts stalking the shop owner and her husband... until this escalates and the old man gets badly injured. Len is arrested, but gets off, free on bail. His clever attorney delays the court session for more than a year - while Rowan keeps threatening the witnesses. But then, the people feel they've had enough of this and decide to take the law in their own hands... Written by Tom Zoerner <>

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Len Rowan is coming to town ... for the last time.


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3 February 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Koston iltapäivä  »

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Menacing Dennehy
14 February 2004 | by (Bergen, Norway) – See all my reviews

This (TV) movie is sort of like a western - except the story told actually happened and it happened in the 1980s, not the 1880s.

One man terrorizes a small town. The townspeople are too intimidated to do much about it, except an old WWII veteran who finally manages to inspire some resolve into the townspeople.

Good performances all around by the cast, but the shining star of this movie is Brian Dennehy. His menacing portrayal of evil is one of his best performances ever.

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