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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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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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good TV movie
7 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Very good for a TV movie! Good acting & directing. Walker's wife was particularly good (thought she was Charlize Theron). The story was told with some subtlety and portrayed the anguish when one's sibling turns out to be VERY troubled.... and the conflict between justice and mercy in trying to get closure. We've seen so many depictions of cruel, autocratic bible-belt fathers and the damage they can do to their families, but this was a sensitive and subtle version of a much-repeated story.

(When you're having a rough day, and all you have energy for is watching TV movies, it's a lucky break to find one this well done. Of course, I am biased. Can't help but feel a bit favorable toward anything with the delightful "Chris Stevens" in it)!


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