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Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story (1995)

A young man begins to suspect that his mother may have murdered his father.

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William Coit
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Jill Coit
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Robin Coit
Jon Pennell ...
Seth Coit
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Uncle Paul
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Mike Backus
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Gerry Boggs
Arthur Taxier ...
Rev. Charles Coit
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Det. Sexton
Michael MacRae ...
Carl Steely
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Ed Holm
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Aunt Alma
Dian Kobayashi ...
Bank Manager
Timothy Landfield ...
Minister
Joyce Guy ...
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Based on actual events in the life of William Coit Jr. this is the story of one man' choice between the love of his mother and his search for truth. William Coit wants to find out the truth about the killing of his father when he was younger, he finds out his mother did it. This movie tells the story of William Coit Jr, and about the killing of his father. Written by Keith Rogers

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Well-acted TV-movie sleeper...
9 May 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After seeing this movie I searched the web to see if the story was true-as I was relatively sure of- because it's one of those Ripley's tales that makes you pause and say "That couldn't have really happened, could it?" Well, it did, and this 95 TV movie depicts all the sordid events in apparently true-to-life detail. The story is told from the perspective of William Coit, the son of a Colorado woman who may or may not be responsible for the death of his father many years earlier. Played very convincingly by Neil Patrick Harris, the son has managed to displace many of his early-life memories, having escaped from the dysfunction and started a seemingly well-adjusted adult life. The "legacy of sin" begins to unravel when he attends his mom's ninth (or is it tenth!?) marriage and that's when the movie takes off. Well-acted by all involved, with special mention for Meredith Salenger, who proves that she's much more than just eye candy in a subtle, controlled performance. If this movie hadn't been limited by a TV-movie budget and the inherent PG-13 nature that inevitably results, it would earn even more than**** out of ***** on the Corkymeter.


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