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Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story (2002)

R | | Crime | TV Movie 18 March 2002
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The 1946/1947 murder trial of young and beautiful Evelyn Dick remains the most lurid murder case in Canadian history. After children find only the torso of her missing husband, John, Evelyn... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kathleen Robertson ... Evelyn Dick
Victor Garber ... J.J. Robinette
Brenda Fricker ... Alexandra MacLean
Callum Keith Rennie ... Inspector Wood
Ken James Ken James ... Donald MacLean
Jonathan Potts ... Detective Sgt. Preston
Tom McCamus ... Crown Prosecutor Rigney
Jim Boeven ... John Dick
Joseph Scoren ... Bill Bohozuk
Bruce Gray ... Third Trial Judge
Gerry Quigley Gerry Quigley ... Willy Landeg
Joan Gregson ... Prison Matron
Hannah Lochner ... Heather Dick
David Gardner David Gardner ... Bohozuk's Lawyer
William Pappas William Pappas ... First trial judge
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The 1946/1947 murder trial of young and beautiful Evelyn Dick remains the most lurid murder case in Canadian history. After children find only the torso of her missing husband, John, Evelyn is arrested for his murder. The head and limbs had been sawed from his body and evidence that they had been burned in the furnace of her home (she and her adolescent daughter shared with her parents) later surfaced. (There is some weird twist involving her parents and a supposed baby boy that she gave up for adoption some 3 years prior to the murder.) After she was sentenced to hang, lawyer J.J. Robinette appealed her case, and won an eventual acquittal. But, when police are tipped-off by her father, the decayed remains of Evelyn's baby boy encased in cement under the floor boards of her home are found. Although she is acquitted of the murder of her husband, she is sentenced to 11 years in prison for the murder of her infant son. No one was ever convicted of the murder of John Dick. Evelyn was ... Written by Robin <soonerzs@yahoo.com>

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Crime

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Rated R for violent images and sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 March 2002 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

Torso See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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DTS | Dolby Digital (5.1)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Originally was to premiere on 11 September 2001, but was postponed due to the terrorist attacks of that day. See more »

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References Love and Murder (2000) See more »

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Melancholy Lullaby
Written by Alex Pangman
Performed by Alex Pangman & Her Alleycats
Vocals by Alex Pangman
Guitars by by Jesse Barksdale, by Roberto Rosenman
Trumpet by Chris Whitely
Bass by Ka-Cheong Liu
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Rather forgettable film with a few good performances
24 December 2003 | by gazeboSee all my reviews

I thought the film was okay. For a film that was about a sensational murder mystery it was a little on the mediocre side. I'm not sure why that is so, it must be the directing. Kathleen Robertson is simply wonderful as Evelyn Dick. She portrayed this woman as very vulnerable, slightly stupid, and easily manipulated by her horrible parents. it's an intriguing performance. She's like a little girl in a woman's body. Plus, Kathleen Robertson is very beautiful, like an old time movie star. Wish I could see more of her work.

I actually rented this film to watch Callum Keith Rennie. He turns in a rather fine performance as the police inspector that arrests Evelyn Dick on the suspician of the murder of her husband. This role is quite different from alot of roles that I've seen Rennie in. He looked very elegant in the 1950s suit and he is absolutely convincing as the policeman who brings in Evelyn Dick. His whole body type actually looks different, he stands taller and he even looks broad shouldered! Must be the suit.

This was a good rental, nothing more. Watch this movie because of Kathleen Robertson's remarkable performance.


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