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The Morrison Murders: Based on a True Story (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime  -  5 November 1996 (USA)
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A husband and wife and their youngest son are murdered in this true story. Their two other sons are left to cope with their loss, but the local sherrif begins to suspect that one of the ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Walker Morrison
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Luke Morrison
Maya McLaughlin ...
Patti Morrison
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Kimberly Granger
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Deputy George Pettygrew
Patricia Gage ...
Aunt Clare
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Sheriff Byron Calhoun
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Donald Fraser
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Beau
Hayley Lochner ...
Michelle
Christine Brubaker ...
Real Estate Agent
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Deputy 2
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Garth
Angela Fusco ...
Flo
John Bayliss ...
Baptist Minister
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A husband and wife and their youngest son are murdered in this true story. Their two other sons are left to cope with their loss, but the local sherrif begins to suspect that one of the brothers committed the crime, and must convince the other to help him discover the truth. Written by David Kinne <davros@gargoyle.apana.org.au>

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The True Story of a Brother's Ultimate Betrayal.

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Asesinato de una familia  »

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One of the best of its genre
26 May 2002 | by (Old Lyme, CT) – See all my reviews

TV churns out dozens of true-crime movies every year. You can see 3 or 4 every Saturday on Lifetime, and Court TV can be relied on for a few every weekend. So I started watching The Morrison Murders thinking I knew very well what to expect: a more or less competent retelling of a real-life family murder. What I got was a subtle, beautifully acted drama that engrossed me from start to finish.

Both the brothers were totally convincing, and Jonathan Scarfe was perfect in the challenging role of Luke. The look and feel of Georgia was in almost every frame. If I had any complaint, it was Gordon Clapp as the sheriff. He just doesn't look or act like a small-town Southern lawman named Byron Calhoun. He looks and sounds like Medavoy, and Medavoy is not right for this part.

But this is a minor quibble: The Morrison Murders is well worth watching, and not just on a rainy Saturday afternoon. If you're going out, tape it. You won't regret it.


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