A wealthy businessman is accused of murdering his wife to collect insurance money to pay gambling debts. Although his three sons initially believe his innocence, his actions and court evidence soon begin to prove otherwise.
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Robert Urich ...  Rob Marshall 2 episodes, 1990
Joanna Kerns ...  Maria Marshall 2 episodes, 1990
David Barry Gray ...  Roby Marshall 2 episodes, 1990
Jay Underwood ...  Chris Marshall 2 episodes, 1990
Johnny Galecki ...  John Marshall 2 episodes, 1990
Dennis Farina ...  Prosecutor Kelly 2 episodes, 1990
Joe Spano ...  Sal Caccaro 2 episodes, 1990
Doris Roberts ...  Tessie McBride 2 episodes, 1990
Robin Strasser ...  Felice Richmond 2 episodes, 1990
William Forsythe ...  Ferlin L'Heureux 2 episodes, 1990
Guy Boyd ...  Seely 2 episodes, 1990
Dakin Matthews ...  Uncle Gene 2 episodes, 1990
David Andrews ...  Ricky Dunlap 2 episodes, 1990
Gordon Clapp ...  Det. O'Brien 2 episodes, 1990
Jake Dengel Jake Dengel ...  Andy Meyers 2 episodes, 1990
Kevin Dunn ...  Lt. Gladstone 2 episodes, 1990
Mary-Joan Negro Mary-Joan Negro ...  Paula Caccaro 2 episodes, 1990
Edward Wiley Edward Wiley 2 episodes, 1990
Jack Andreozzi ...  Grasso 2 episodes, 1990
Michael Ayr ...  Dewitt 2 episodes, 1990
David Kagen David Kagen ...  Man 2 episodes, 1990
Al Pugliese ...  Det. Minelli 2 episodes, 1990
Charles Stransky ...  Det. McGuire 2 episodes, 1990
Jack Angeles ...  Hall 2 episodes, 1990
James Arone ...  Uniformed Trooper 2 episodes, 1990
Arnold Bankston Arnold Bankston 2 episodes, 1990
Gary Bayer Gary Bayer ...  Father Mulcany 2 episodes, 1990
Mary Chalon Mary Chalon ...  Louise 2 episodes, 1990
Jeffrey Alan Chandler ...  Lawyer 2 episodes, 1990
David Q. Combs David Q. Combs ...  Roger 2 episodes, 1990
Lance Davis Lance Davis ...  Desk Clerk 2 episodes, 1990
Rhonda Dotson Rhonda Dotson ...  Brenda Dunlap 2 episodes, 1990
William Forward ...  Cy Porter 2 episodes, 1990
John Ingle ...  Judge Greenberg 2 episodes, 1990
Aaron Lustig ...  Medical Examiner 2 episodes, 1990
Kathe Mazur ...  Kate & Gladys 2 episodes, 1990
Jennifer Nash ...  Jennifer 2 episodes, 1990
Natsuko Ohama Natsuko Ohama 2 episodes, 1990
Robert Pescovitz 2 episodes, 1990
Marilyn Rockafellow Marilyn Rockafellow ...  Madge Kenyon 2 episodes, 1990
Jimmie F. Skaggs ...  Eggars 2 episodes, 1990
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Joe McGinnis' best-seller is brought to tv. Set in the town of Toms River, New Jersey, an insurance salesman claims his wife was attacked and killed at a deserted picnic area. However police investigation casts suspicion on the man and the ultimate trial puts his three sons in doubt of their father's innocence. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Faith See more »

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NBC Productions See more »
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Runtime:

(2 parts)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The name of the high school that Felice Richmond (Rob Marshall's lover) was an administrator at was changed for the film. The real name of the school is Pinelands Regional High School (now Pinelands Regional Senior High School, as of 2002). See more »

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Absorbing, Poignant Story
3 May 2007 | by keylight-4See all my reviews

This is a well-acted and absorbing drama, with appealing and talented actors. The piano soundtrack by Laurence Rosenthal was absolutely beautiful -- poignant and evocative. Robert Urich was very good as the weak and self-absorbed husband, and everybody in the movie was watchable, really. To me, the most tragic thing about the aftermath of Maria Marshall's murder was that her sons couldn't even look back on happy memories for comfort. In one scene, the boys are watching some old home movies of their parents and themselves when they were just toddlers. Their mother is laughing and playing with them in the swimming pool, while the father is roughhousing with them and laughing into the camera. But these sweet scenes are fractured by the knowledge that the mother they loved so much was murdered by their father, and they can no longer watch them with a normal feeling of nostalgia, or look back in sentimental memory at their family life.


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