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The Sleepwalker Killing (1997)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | TV Movie 28 April 1997
Mark Schall kills his mother-in-law and wounds his father-in-law in the middle of the night, then turns himself in. He claims, however, that he cannot remember the crime itself. His defense... See full summary »

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Lauren Schall
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Det. Lloyd Boyko
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Mark Schall
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Atty. Brooke McAdam
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D.A. Mary Ellen Matulus
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Christopher Lane
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Det. Ike Nolan
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Tanya Lane
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Roth Lane
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Eileen Hunter
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Dr. Frank Corrigan
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Sergeant Fetterman
Sarah Bibb ...
Bridget Smith
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Anne Lane
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Mark Schall kills his mother-in-law and wounds his father-in-law in the middle of the night, then turns himself in. He claims, however, that he cannot remember the crime itself. His defense team finds evidence that suggests the crimes were committed while Mark was sleep walking. They build their defense around this theory. Written by Mike Borzumate <borzum@rpi.edu>

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Lifetime always makes it good...
9 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sleepwalking is an interesting concept to explore in a movie. I've never heard of sleepwalking used as a defense before. The movie gives you a good overview of what a sleepwalker goes through. Hilary Swank is good supported by the excellent Sam Anderson as her father. Sean Murray as her brother and Marisa Coughlan as her sister were both good casting. Both are believable as the grieving children & both are adorable young stars. The attorneys, Natalia Nagulich & Lisa Darr, did a superior job at defending their beliefs going at it in the classic legal style. Charles Esten as the accused killer leaves you wondering about what did really happen. His acting was excellent. Good cast and interesting to watch.


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