5.9/10
418
5 user 2 critic

The Pastor's Wife (2011)

The story is based on the real-life 2006 media sensation where Mary Winkler murdered her small-town preacher husband.

Director:

Writers:

(based on the book by), (teleplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $3.99 (SD) on Prime Video

3 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Guilty at 17 (TV Movie 2014)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A teenager becomes overwhelmed with guilt after her lies to support a friend's claim of sexual assault lead to the accused teacher's suicide.

Director: Anthony Lefresne
Stars: Erin Sanders, Alex Paxton-Beesley, Catherine Dent
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Mandy is a new mom is town and at first, she is welcomed to a circle of elite moms, but when her daughter outperforms power mom Olivia's daughter, she finds herself ostracized.

Director: Lane Shefter Bishop
Stars: Amanda, Adam Atherton, Jessica Blackmore
Evil Nanny (TV Movie 2016)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A couple hires a live-in nanny to watch the offspring while they work. At first, everything goes perfectly, but when an unsafe incident means the parents no longer want the nanny around, ... See full summary »

Director: Jared Cohn
Stars: Lindsay Elston, Nicole Sterling, Matthew Pohlkamp
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A woman accused of being responsible for her husband's disappearance begins to uncover secrets about the man she married as she attempts to prove her innocence.

Director: Danny J. Boyle
Stars: April Bowlby, Corin Nemec, Virginia Williams
Stalked at 17 (TV Movie 2012)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An abusive man promises to kill his girlfriend when she threatens to end the relationship and take their baby.

Director: Doug Campbell
Stars: Taylor Spreitler, Charles Hittinger, Amy Pietz
The Rachels (TV Movie 2017)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a popular teen dies, her best friend basks in the glow of the social media attention, while their rival seeks to avenge the past, and uncover the truth behind the mysterious death.

Director: Michael Civille
Stars: Madison Iseman, Caitlin Carver, Daniela Bobadilla
The Perfect Teacher (TV Movie 2010)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A spoiled, selfish teenager becomes infatuated with her teacher. She befriends his daughter as a way of worming her way into the family, and sets about manipulating every aspect of his life.

Director: Jim Donovan
Stars: Megan Park, David Charvet, Boti Bliss
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A haunting account of a tormented man who continually re-admits himself into a medical facility, in a futile attempt to escape from his pending madness. Based on Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Tell-Tale Heart".

Director: John La Tier
Stars: Patrick John Flueger, Rose McGowan, Peter Bogdanovich
The Last Stop (2000)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A group of quirky, snowbound strangers discover there are killers amongst them.

Director: Mark Malone
Stars: Adam Beach, Jürgen Prochnow, Rose McGowan
Amber's Story (TV Movie 2006)
Biography | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Story about Amber Hagerman who was 9 years old when she was abducted while riding her bicycle, prompting her mother to seek out a system that alerts the nation of abducted children, we know that to be called an Amber Alert today.

Director: Keoni Waxman
Stars: Elisabeth Röhm, Teryl Rothery, Myron Natwick
Short | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The past of a legendary bounty hunter catches up with him and haunts the memories of his young son.

Director: Chris Ekstein
Stars: Mark Boone Junior, Noah Harden, Jackson Heywood
Girl Fight (TV Movie 2011)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A video of an assault on a teenager surfaces on the Internet.

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stars: Anne Heche, James Tupper, Jodelle Ferland
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Mary Winkler
...
Steve Farese Sr.
...
Matthew Winkler
...
Dan Winkler
...
Diane Winkler
...
Hannah Winkler
...
Emily Winkler
...
Elizabeth Rice
...
Walt Freeland
...
Dr. Lynn Zager
Mark McConchie ...
Judge Weber McCraw
...
Tara Bayless
Donna White ...
Millie Anderson
...
Gene Castle
...
Debbie Johnson
Edit

Storyline

The story is based on the real-life 2006 media sensation where Mary Winkler murdered her small-town preacher husband.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Biography | Crime | Drama

Certificate:

TV-PG
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

5 November 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Esposa do Pastor  »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Based on a true event See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Leaves you wondering
24 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

This film excels at conjuring the ambiguity in a troubling case.

As the movie tells it, Mary Winkler shot her husband in the back after he would not help her out of a financial mess that he gotten her into. Mary had had about enough of a man who'd beaten and abused her sexually, but, as Selmer, Tenn.'s upstanding pastor, was expert at hiding all that.

Rose McGowan, though far more glamorous than the real-life mother of three at the heart of the story, does well as a timid woman who doesn't even believe she deserves a defense. Michael Shanks has a small role as her husband but is believable.

Since Mary was the sole witness to so much of what she claims to have endured, we, her lawyer, her jury, and her community must base our judgments on her version alone. As the film tells it, Mary's oldest daughter, about 12 at the time of the killing, remains a voice of skepticism. The scene in which she challenges her mother as to why they were not calling the police is powerful and really gets one thinking.

The movie's final scene is a little chilling. Has Mary changed since serving a short term in jail and returning to everyday life in her quiet town? Or was she always that way?

In all, this was very well done.


10 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 5 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Sci-Fi Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular sci-fi movies and TV shows available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial