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Death in Small Doses (1995)

One night Nancy Lyon awakes in pain and dies shortly after - poisoned with arsenic. Her family immediately suspects her husband Richard, who left her temporarily the year before because of ... See full summary »

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Scott Swanton
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Thomas ... Richard Lyon
Tess Harper ... Asst. D.A. Jerri Sims
Glynnis O'Connor ... Nancy Lyon
Shawn Elliott ... Det. Ortega
Gary Frank ... Bill Dillard Jr.
Matthew Posey ... Guthrie
Ann Hearn
C.K. Bibby C.K. Bibby
Mitchell Laurance
Richard K. Olsen ... (as Richard Olsen)
Collin Wilcox Paxton
Andrea Powell ... Bridget
Susan Rohrer Susan Rohrer ... Mary Helen Dillard
Caroline Dollar Caroline Dollar ... Allison
Evan Rachel Wood ... Anna
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One night Nancy Lyon awakes in pain and dies shortly after - poisoned with arsenic. Her family immediately suspects her husband Richard, who left her temporarily the year before because of an affair. Especially Nancy's brother is keen on getting the children away from the suspected murderer. All evidence points against Richard, but in court Richard surprisingly presents proof that his wife had depressions and maybe killed herself - or are these proofs just fake? -- Depicts an authentic case. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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We all have a secret. Hers is a killer.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Última Dose See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Filmed in 1993 but not broadcast until 1995. See more »

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Disappointing - a total non-event !
28 August 2005 | by nicholas.rhodesSee all my reviews

I was expecting much better than this ! This one just plods along with minimal interest for the spectator and the end is a total wash-out. There's not enough spice in this plot to make even a mild curry, it's supposed to be based on a true story, I have no idea as to whether this is true, but whatever the case, there is nothing in the plot to grip the spectator's attention. The guilty party could have been one of several people, nothing enables one to opt for one or other possibility. The final decision is an arbitrary and emotionless one ! When you get to the end of this film, your only comment is " so THAT'S how it ends ! So what ?


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