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Judgment Day: The John List Story (1993)

The story of the notorious American mass murderer who killed his entire immediate family to hide his personal failures and hid for decades before he was finally arrested.

Director:

Bobby Roth

Writer:

Dennis Turner
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Blake ... John List
Beverly D'Angelo ... Helen List
David Caruso ... Police Chief Bob Richland
Melinda Dillon ... Eleanor List
Alice Krige ... Jean Syfert
David Purdham ... Gene Syfert
Micole Mercurio ... Wanda
Carroll Baker ... Alma List
Tom Butler ... Michael Linder
Tygh Runyan ... John List, Jr.
Roger Cross ... Dennis (as Roger R. Cross)
Gina Gallego ... Janet
Barney McFadden Barney McFadden ... Reverend Barbour
Gabrielle Miller ... Patty List
A.C. Peterson ... Pete DiCicco (as Alan C. Peterson)
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Storyline

The pious John List regularly goes to church and is respected by his neighbours. But one day the police find his wife Helen and their three children slain in their house - obviously by John, who left two letters for the police and his priest and disappeared. Chief Richland is disgusted by the murders and starts an intensive investigation. In flashbacks we learn about the history of the disaster. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Deliver Them from Evil: The John List Story See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The actor who portrayed John List, Robert Blake, was charged with his wife Bonnie Lee Bakley's May 4, 2001 murder. Blake was acquitted on March 16, 2005. See more »

Quotes

[Saying grace with her husband and his authoritative mother]
Helen List: The recipe may not be yours, but the food is.
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Chilling But True!!!
9 April 1999 | by Axiom-2See all my reviews

Judgment Day: The John List Story is another well done made for tv movie.

It's the true story about a man that was driven over the edge, and decides to kill his whole family (wife,3 kids, & his own mother). He planned it out & had a 2-week head start to get away. Robert Blake,s performance as John List was amazing. "John List" escaped from being captured for almost 20yrs. It took a profile on America,s Most Wanted to finally bring him to justice.

This movie may be disturbing to some viewers. But it's a story that had to be told. And it was done really well.


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