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A Death in Canaan (1978)

When a teenager is accused of his mother's murder, the community of Canaan rallies to his defense.

Director:

Tony Richardson

Writers:

Joan Barthel (book), Spencer Eastman | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stefanie Powers ... Joan Barthel
Paul Clemens ... Peter Reilly
Tom Atkins ... Lt. Bragdon
Jacqueline Brookes ... Mildred Carston
Brian Dennehy ... Barney Parsons
Conchata Ferrell ... Rita Parsons
Charles Haid ... Sgt. Case
Floyd Levine ... Thomas Lanza
Kenneth McMillan ... Sgt. Tim Scully
Gavan O'Herlihy ... Father Mark
Yuki Shimoda ... Dr. Samura
James Sutorius ... Jim Barthel
Bonnie Bartlett ... Teresa Noble
William Bronder William Bronder ... Judge Revere
Pat Corley ... Judge Vincent
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When a teenager is accused of his mother's murder, the community of Canaan rallies to his defense.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 March 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Canaan'da Bir Ölüm See more »

Filming Locations:

Eureka, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Acting debut of O-Lan Jones. See more »

Connections

Featured in The 30th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (1978) See more »

Soundtracks

Canaan Rock
(uncredited)
Music by John Addison
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Outstanding film
22 June 2001 | by nutty227See all my reviews

A Death in Canaan is an utterly brilliant film based on the real-life murder mystery of teenager Peter Reilly,accused of the brutal murder of his own mother.Paul Clemens stars as the accused young man in question,and the entire cast of this 1978 made -for television film features allstars.Stephanie Powers,Brian Dennehy,and the late Kenneth McMillan lead the way in this outstanding masterpiece.The film takes the viewer on all the twists and turns of the trials,and the ending is perfectly done and intensifies the mystery,which to date remains unsolved.I give this a 10 out of 10 easily.


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