This is the fact-based made-for-TV movie of Laurie Kellog, who was accused of the murder of her husband Bruce in May 1992, told in flashbacks while she's waiting for her judgment. When she ... See full summary »
Michael Toshiyuki Uno
Living in the rural Texas panhandle is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, who have an ... See full summary »
Rose Earl is proud as a peacock when Bobby, her eldest, whom she raised, like his kid brother Michael, to become moral men and model citizens, is the first member of the modest family ever ... See full summary »
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>
John List stated in an interview that he originally planned to kill his family on November 1, 1971, because it was "All Saint's Day", a day he thought appropriate for sending them to Heaven. However, due to an interruption in his travel plans, he delayed the killings until eight days later, November 9. See more »
[Saying grace with her husband and his authoritative mother]
The recipe may not be yours, but the food is.
See more »
I love Robert Blake. He is a perennial favorite(up to this point, of course). He is versatile, dynamic, and compelling. However, I think he was miscast in this role. Part of the problem is that nothing about him resembles John List. Although in a lot of scenarios, it is easy to look past the physical resemblance to characters, I found it very difficult to accept his portrayal of John List.
Insofar as the overall acting, it was marginal. Caruso was boring, and not particularly enthralling. D'Angelo was excellent as List's wife. The other tertiary characters added breadth to the film.
All in all, not a bad piece. It is watchable when you are flipping through cable looking for something other than reruns of Home Improvement.
1 of 5 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this