A college student and two friends are accused of murdering one's stepfather and injuring his mother whom refuses to believe her son had anything to do with the attack.




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Complete series cast summary:
Blythe Danner ...  Bonnie Von Stein 2 episodes, 1992
Matt McGrath ...  Chris Pritchard 2 episodes, 1992
Denis Arndt ...  Leith Von Stein 2 episodes, 1992
Adam Baldwin ...  Det. John Taylor 2 episodes, 1992
R.D. Call ...  District Attorney Mitchell Norton 2 episodes, 1992
Dennis Farina ...  Tom Brereton 2 episodes, 1992
Miguel Ferrer ...  Lewis Young 2 episodes, 1992
Travis Fine ...  James 'Moog' Upchurch 2 episodes, 1992
William Forsythe ...  Police Chief John Crone 2 episodes, 1992
Louise Latham ...  Polly Bates 2 episodes, 1992
Ben Masters ...  Frank Johnston 2 episodes, 1992
Neal McDonough ...  Neal Henderson 2 episodes, 1992
John C. McGinley ...  Attorney Jim Vos Burgh 2 episodes, 1992
Jim Norton ...  Dr. Billy Royal 2 episodes, 1992
Gwyneth Paltrow ...  Angela Pritchard 2 episodes, 1992
G.D. Spradlin ...  George Bates 2 episodes, 1992
Kenneth Welsh ...  Attorney Wade Smith 2 episodes, 1992
Edward Asner ...  Bill Osteen 2 episodes, 1992
David Arquette ...  Josh Duggan 2 episodes, 1992
Stefan Gierasch ...  Judge Watts 2 episodes, 1992
Richard Grove ...  Officer Sparrow 2 episodes, 1992
Matthew Posey ...  Keith Mason 2 episodes, 1992
Tyagi Schwartz ...  Bill Hargrave 2 episodes, 1992
Douglas Roberts 2 episodes, 1992
Jeanine Jackson 2 episodes, 1992
Jordan Lund ...  Policeman Edwards 2 episodes, 1992
Annie O'Donnell ...  Jury Forewoman 2 episodes, 1992
Sheila Shaw ...  Scandalized Neighbor 2 episodes, 1992
Charlie Holliday ...  Noel Lee 2 episodes, 1992
Steve Danton Steve Danton 2 episodes, 1992
David Wells 2 episodes, 1992
Michael Heintzman Michael Heintzman 2 episodes, 1992
Gunnar Peterson Gunnar Peterson 2 episodes, 1992
Martin Grey 2 episodes, 1992
Scott Allan Campbell Scott Allan Campbell 2 episodes, 1992
Noah Lee Margetts Noah Lee Margetts 2 episodes, 1992
Jake Busey ...  Student 2 episodes, 1992
Richard Schiff ...  Inspector 2 episodes, 1992
Kristin Dattilo ...  Student 2 episodes, 1992
Kelly Connell Kelly Connell 2 episodes, 1992
Jill Andre 2 episodes, 1992
LuAnne Ponce LuAnne Ponce ...  Alibi Student 2 episodes, 1992
Claudette Sutherland Claudette Sutherland 2 episodes, 1992


In 1988, North Carolina college student Chris Pritchard is arrested, along with two of his friends, for the murder of Chris' stepfather and brutal beating of his mother. Chris's mother, Bonnie, refuses to believe that Chris had anything to do with the murder, despite mounting evidence about Chris' debauched lifestyle of drugs and video games. Written by Matt Patay

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Release Date:

17 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doute cruel See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The perpetrators are supposed to be fanatical Dungeons & Dragons players, yet their books and dice are like new rather than worn with play - and the dice set one character plays with is incomplete. See more »


Version of Honor Thy Mother (1992) See more »

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This movie was well done in my opinion
29 May 2007 | by Tekla-tooSee all my reviews

First of all, I am not a Christian fundamentalist and in fact I am not religious. However, I am amazed to see how many people have put comments on here putting down the movie just because they want to defend Dungeons and Dragons.

I had a friend that became very involved in Dungeons and Dragons and got VERY crazy from it. It was truly distressing to see the changes it brought about in him. I am not saying that everyone who plays the game gets this way, but I can definitely tell you that it happens and I have seen it happen. I think it's the creepiest game I have ever seen. One time I picked up a D&D book at the store and opened it to a random page just to see what was there, and what I saw was instructions on how to possess another person's soul. I'm sorry, but I don't find this entertaining or fun; I find this sick and psychologically and psychically dangerous.

There is no way for me to know what really happened in this murder case, but it does not surprise me that Dungeons and Dragons could be involved with something like this.

The acting was superb in this film. Even if you watch it as if it were a fiction and not based on a true story it is a good flick.

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