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A Season in Purgatory (1996)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  5 May 1996 (USA)
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True story about a kid from rich family with political ties who covers up a suspicious death of a young woman. This comes back to haunt him later.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Harrison Burns
Kit Bradley
Constant Bradley
Dr. Shugrue
Jerry Bradley
Claire Rafferty
Fatty Malloy
Luanne Utley
Lisa Akey ...
Charlotte Bradley
Johnny Fuselli
Valerie Sabbath
Grace Bradley
Gerald Bradley


True story about a kid from rich family with political ties who covers up a suspicious death of a young woman. This comes back to haunt him later.

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5 May 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Au coeur du scandale  »

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W. Earl Brown, who is listed in the opening credits, is also listed in the closing credits as "W. Earl Broan." See more »


Kit Bradley: I'm a mess. My sisters remind me daily. "Good morning, you're a mess."
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It had a very familiar ring to it!
29 January 2001 | by (Maine) – See all my reviews

I had seen this mini-series when it first aired, mostly because I am a big fan of Brian Dennehy, and very much enjoyed it. But in the last couple of years, there was a resurgence in the news story of the Kennedy nephew as a suspect in a murder of a young girl, and although I probably never paid attention to it when it first happened, the newer revelations involved having a man from a private school that the nephew attended, and he possibly had "inside info" as a confession or overheard conversation that the nephew was guilty. This school was in Maine, and the owner is also a high-profile owner of the local horse-race track, so now I paid attention to it, and thought this sounded like a movie I saw...Thinking back on it I remembered it was this movie, so I had to watch it again when it was aired on Lifetime this weekend, and now there is no way you could convince me that this novel wasn't based on the story...and the ironic thing is that in the movie the murder took place in a town called Scarborough Hills, and the racetrack the man in question owned is called Scarborough Downs. Had anyone else noticed these similarities?

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