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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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Harrison Burns
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Kit Bradley
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Constant Bradley
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Dr. Shugrue
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Jerry Bradley
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Claire Rafferty
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Fatty Malloy
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Luanne Utley
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Charlotte Bradley
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Johnny Fuselli
Jeanie Drynan
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Valerie Sabbath
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Grace Bradley
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Gerald Bradley
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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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W. Earl Brown, who is listed in the opening credits, is also listed in the closing credits as "W. Earl Broan." See more »

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Kit Bradley: I'm a mess. My sisters remind me daily. "Good morning, you're a mess."
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Fiction Based on Fact
25 June 2005 | by (LARGO, FLORIDA) – See all my reviews

Well-produced mini-series based on Dominick Dunne's bestseller, which was a thinly disguised version of the real-life drama revolving around the Skakel family, a branch of the Kennedy clan, and their son Michael, whose murder of a neighbor girl was kept secret for years. (Dunne's novel was influential in reopening the investigation, which lead to Skakel's arrest and subsequent trial.) The television version is a glossy, engrossing tale of how a conspiracy can succeed when wealth is involved, only to unravel when one participant's guilt becomes too heavy a burden to bear. Trimmed of many of Dunne's soap opera touches, the script is taut and well-acted by a fairly big-name cast. Definitely worth a viewing.


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