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A Seduction in Travis County (1991)

An acquitted killer (Lesley Ann Warren) lusts after her lawyer (Peter Coyote), who is a married man.

Director:

George Kaczender

Writers:

Jan Meins (nonfiction book "Murder in Little Rock"), Christopher Canaan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lesley Ann Warren ... Melanie Evans
Peter Coyote ... Frank Maguire
Jean Smart ... Karen
Matt Clark ... Dobbs
Don Hood ... Herman
Ramsey Williams Ramsey Williams ... Connie (as Freda Ramsey Williams)
Marco Perella ... Poge
Brandon Smith ... Skyler
John S. Davies ... Special Prosecutor
Jerry Cotton Jerry Cotton ... Gibbs
Shawn Toovey Shawn Toovey ... Josh Maguire
Michelle Fojt Michelle Fojt ... Millie Maguire
Jane Simoneau Jane Simoneau ... Grandma Maguire
Dennis Letts ... Grandpa Maguire
Big Skinny Brown Big Skinny Brown ... Dickie Coopert
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An acquitted killer (Lesley Ann Warren) lusts after her lawyer (Peter Coyote), who is a married man.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 May 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blind Justice See more »

Filming Locations:

Austin, Texas, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film is based on the true story of Little Rock murderous, Mary Leah Orsini. She was charged and convicted of conspiracy to commit murder when she hired two men, one of whom was, Eugene "Yankee" Hall, to deliver bouquet of flowers to the home of her attorney (William MacArthur). The evidence showed that Mrs. MacArthur initially fled the door and hid in an upstairs bedroom where she was found brutally murdered. The trial gained nationwide attention and due to the unfinished construction of a new courthouse, it was held in the Former Arkansas Federal Courthouse. At the time of the trial this building was being used as The University of Arkansas School of Law for moot court and various classes. Thus, allowing the Law Students to observe "the murder trial of the century" from the soundproof gallery. One such student would later pursue a career in Hollywood as a motion picture Producer. As a matter of fate, Jeffrey C. Hogue, who had just finished a film for New World Pictures had been asked to come in a read the script for "SEDUCTION IN TRAVIS COUNTY". At the initial meeting Mr. Hogue read some 15 pages of the script and remarked, "This is the Mary Leah Orsini case!" Security and Executives at New World fearing a corporate leak, went into "lockdown" mode. Mr. Hogue was questioned as to how he could possibly know the basis of the Script after reading only a few page? He stated to the utter amazement of the Corporate Executives in a typically calm Southern accent that he was in fact a Lawyer who happened to have attended Law School in Little Rock and more strange he had made a point of attending the Trial of which the film was based on. Naturally New World hired Hogue and his team on the spot to produce this MOVIE OF THE WEEK. It was truly life imitating Art or vice-versa that golf all the Producers in Holiwood Hogue would have been asked to produce a film which he had hoped to produce years earlier as he watched the trial while a student. As to Mrs. Orsini, she passed away in prison in early 2013 OR 2014. William MacArthur was elected as a judge. Mr. Hogue continued producing low budget pictures and acquiring the rights to some 400 features and shorts which have achieved notoriety in the past 30 years. See more »

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Entertaining but not informative enough
20 March 2006 | by leftyguns2See all my reviews

This film deals with a psychotic woman who lusts after the lawyer who got her off a murder charge. It has many of the essentials a woman who supposedly kills her husband ( Warren) How she's gotten off by her lawyer ( Coyote) Actually more on a no bill from grand Jury as opposed to a trial. But it lacks something which I consider essential. The film was presented as a docudrama. It didn't have a final narrative as to what eventually became of the participants. As a film it is entertaining but in a docudrama I expect some type of summary as to what became of the characters since it is supposes to be a true story. In spite of it's short comings it does provide some entertaining viewing . If only there had been a postscript it would have passed for a good film.


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