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Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story (1999)

 -  Drama | Thriller  -  23 June 1999 (USA)
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Daniel Driver
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Fact-based story about a Bible-quoting woman who in 1990 murdered a camp counselor, whom she learned molested her 7 year old son. Seeking revenge, she turns to murder when she learns the man had previously been convicted of the same crime in 1983 and got off with probation. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Ellie Nesler is handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car. Once inside the car she attempts to hug her son and raises her left arm showing she is not handcuffed. See more »

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Man on Street #2: [interviewed after the shooting] She shot him 5 times in the head, but I think she should've shot him *somewhere* else.
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YOU KNOW HIS NAME
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Unsettling
11 November 1999 | by (St. Petersburg, FL) – See all my reviews

Even though this is a good film (I gave it a 7), it's hard to find any likeable characters in it, and except for the kid, there's almost no one to root for in this story. I'm not sure if the film is asking sympathy for the mother (which it seemed to, at times) or trying to present all the facts and let the viewers make up their minds. What I'm sure of is that the people at both ends of the story were equally reprehensible and mentally unbalanced (both are into religion, take note). The mob mentality during the trial is disturbing, and it shows that sometimes in our blind search for justice, we may become as terrifying as the criminal himself.


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