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Judgment Day: The Ellie Nesler Story (1999)

Fact-based story about a Bible-quoting woman who in 1990 murdered a camp counselor, whom she learned molested her 7 year old son. Seeking revenge, she turns to murder when she learns the ... See full summary »

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Stephen Tolkin

Writer:

Stephen Tolkin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christine Lahti ... Ellie Nesler
Mary Kay Place ... Jan Martinez
Andrew Ducote Andrew Ducote ... Brandon Nesler
Robert Bockstael ... Daniel Driver
John Bourgeois ... Jack Griffin
Diana Reis Diana Reis ... Jo Graves
David Hemblen ... Judge Polley
Barry Corbin ... Tony Serra
Ralph Small Ralph Small ... District Attorney
Lillian Cummings Lillian Cummings ... Becky Nesler
Bruce Clayton ... Preacher
Geoffrey Bowes ... Probation Officer
Kevin Hicks Kevin Hicks ... Defense Psychiatrist
Elva Mai Hoover ... Driver's Mother
Aidan Devine ... Brandon's Father
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Fact-based story about a Bible-quoting woman who in 1990 murdered a camp counselor, whom she learned molested her 7 year old son. Seeking revenge, she turns to murder when she learns the man had previously been convicted of the same crime in 1983 and got off with probation. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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There's nothing stronger or more deadly then a mother's love See more »

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Drama | Thriller

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In 2002 Nesler was convicted of possession and supply of methamphetamine and served 4 years of a six year sentence. She died of breast cancer aged 56 on 30th December 2008. Her son Brandon had a troubled later life and in 2005, aged 23, he was convicted of murdering a neighbour (who cleaned their house) by beating him to death, on the very same day he had been released from a 30 day sentence for a previous attack on the same man. He was sentenced to 25 years to life and will not be eligible for parole until 2030 at the earliest , when he will be 48 years old. See more »

Goofs

Ellie Nesler is handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car. Once inside the car she attempts to hug her son and raises her left arm showing she is not handcuffed. See more »

Quotes

Probation Officer: [to Ellie] If you tell anybody this, I'll kill you, but you're my hero.
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CHAP 132 #16
Composed by Perry / Psfimmer
Jim Long Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of Zomba Music Services
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One Excellent Drama!
24 June 1999 | by bates-5See all my reviews

I can't believe a movie can be this moving. This was a tremendous hard drama to watch, it expressed great love for a mother and her son. This movie was so powerful there are no other words to describe it. A mothers rage to protect her son, now that is drama! EVERYONE did an excellent job acting, even though we all hated the guy. Brandon did an excellent job also, displaying the victim. His performance was so believable. This is a movie for everyone looking for a good drama. The only thing i didnt like was the ending, did he kill his whole family or what? Anyway an excellent movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 June 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coupable d'amour See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Runtime:

(TV)

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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