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Right to Kill? (1985)

Based on true story of teens Richard and Deborah Jahnke charged in Wyoming for the killing of their abusive father.

Director:

John Erman

Writer:

Joyce Eliason
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frederic Forrest ... Richard Jahnke Sr.
Christopher Collet ... Richard Jahnke Jr.
Karmin Murcelo Karmin Murcelo ... Maria Jahnke
Justine Bateman ... Deborah Jahnke
Ann Wedgeworth ... Eve Whitcomb
Terry O'Quinn ... Jim Barrett
Lisa Blake Richards ... Vera Scofield
J.T. Walsh ... Maj. Eckworth
Alison Bartlett ... Candy
John M. Jackson ... Social worker
Randy Moore Randy Moore ... Counselor
Norman Bennett ... Detective
Jerry Haynes ... Mr. Harris
Daniel von Bargen ... Det. Roberts
Robert Ginnaven Robert Ginnaven ... Det. Marquez
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Based on true story of teens Richard and Deborah Jahnke charged in Wyoming for the killing of their abusive father.

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A gun separates the men...from the boys.

Genres:

Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aftodikia See more »

Filming Locations:

Dallas, Texas, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A typical 80's movie about a dysfunctional family
7 May 2002 | by sbrnnxnSee all my reviews

I was a senior in high school when this movie came on tv. I really enjoyed it and it showed Justine Bateman in rare form (totally different from her role in Family Ties). It sort of reminded me of the days when my parents were really strict(about going to prom, dances, parties,etc), but this movie takes the cake. Dysfunction at its worse. I highly recommend this movie if you can find it.


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