Legacy of Sin: The William Coit Story (TV Movie 1995) Poster

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9/10
Well-acted TV-movie sleeper...
corky-279 May 2000
After seeing this movie I searched the web to see if the story was true-as I was relatively sure of- because it's one of those Ripley's tales that makes you pause and say "That couldn't have really happened, could it?" Well, it did, and this 95 TV movie depicts all the sordid events in apparently true-to-life detail. The story is told from the perspective of William Coit, the son of a Colorado woman who may or may not be responsible for the death of his father many years earlier. Played very convincingly by Neil Patrick Harris, the son has managed to displace many of his early-life memories, having escaped from the dysfunction and started a seemingly well-adjusted adult life. The "legacy of sin" begins to unravel when he attends his mom's ninth (or is it tenth!?) marriage and that's when the movie takes off. Well-acted by all involved, with special mention for Meredith Salenger, who proves that she's much more than just eye candy in a subtle, controlled performance. If this movie hadn't been limited by a TV-movie budget and the inherent PG-13 nature that inevitably results, it would earn even more than**** out of ***** on the Corkymeter.
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William Coit wants to find out the truth about the killing of his father when he was younger, he finds out his mother did it.
HeaVeN_SenT_0x18 July 2001
William Coit wants to find out the truth about the killing of his father when he was younger, he finds out his mother did it. This movie tells the story of William Coit Jr, and about the killing of his father.

The movie was awesome and me as a kid, i really enjoyed it. Neil Patrick Harris, dose an awesome job playing William Coit.

This is a wonderful movie and i think everyone should see it.
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