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A television film based on the tragic death in 1985 of Nancy Eaton, department store heiress, brutally murdered by her childhood family friend. Based on the book, "A Question of Guilt", by ... See full summary »

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Snubby Eaton
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Andrew Leyshon-Hughes
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Ernest Leyshon-Hughes
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Young Nancy
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Young Andrew
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Grandma Gossage
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Edward Eaton
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Chelsea Lunan ...
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Hugh Delaney ...
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A television film based on the tragic death in 1985 of Nancy Eaton, department store heiress, brutally murdered by her childhood family friend. Based on the book, "A Question of Guilt", by William Scoular and Vivien Green and adapted for the screen by William Scoular, the story explores the nature of good and evil, and how the beautiful 23-year old Nancy Eaton pays the ultimate price for her kindness to a troubled childhood friend. The obsessions and delusions of 17-year-old Andrew Leyshon-Hughes end in a bloody encounter - with devastating effects on two of Canada's wealthiest families. Written by Betty Palik - Director, Communications at Muse Entertainment Enterprises Inc.

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Rated R for violent images, language, some drug use and sexuality
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Excellent TV Movie: Kudos to Brendan Fletcher!
30 January 2005 | by (The House of Good Schlock) – See all my reviews

Nancy Eaton, a department store heiress, was murdered by what should have been one of her best friends. This very excellent film dramatizes the events that led up to her brutal murder. Her murderer should have been taken more seriously by the various medical establishments, and he was not. It goes to show how a dangerously sick person was mishandled by both the medical community and (most importantly) his parents. Alice Krige is wonderful as Nancy's mother, but Brendan Fletcher is the real star here as Andrew, poor Nancy's murderer. Fletcher is an up-and-coming actor in Canada that I hope will be given more leading roles, because quite brutally he is the real deal. He can inject terror and cause us to feel sympathy for his character at the same time. I just wish the guy would be given a movie with some sort of happy ending for his character, 'cause he usually gets killed or does something horribly tragic. No matter here: he's terrific. This film also shows that capital punishment isn't the only solution: I'm almost certain that if these events happened in the U.S. poor Andrew would most certainly be on death row somewhere. Please see this movie: its making its rounds on the Oxygen network which is the place I saw it.


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