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Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014)

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In Massachusetts in 1893, Lizzie Borden is put on trial for murdering her father and stepmother with an axe.

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Nick Gomez

Writer:

Stephen Kay
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Christina Ricci ... Lizzie Borden
Clea DuVall ... Emma Borden
Gregg Henry ... Hosea Knowlton
Stephen McHattie ... Andrew Borden
Shawn Doyle ... Marshall Hilliard
Sara Botsford ... Abby Morse Borden
Hannah Emily Anderson ... Bridget Sullivan (as Hannah Anderson)
Andrea Runge ... Alice Russell
Billy Campbell ... Andrew Jennings
Brett Donahue ... Marshall Fleet
Jeremy Akerman ... Judge Blaidsell
John Dunsworth ... Dr. Bowen
Gary Levert Gary Levert ... Mayor Coughlin
John Maclaren ... Rev. Edwin A. Buck
Andrew Gillies ... Judge Mason
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On a scorching, hot summer day in 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie Borden returns home to the house she shares with her father Andrew, stepmother Abby and sister Emma. But, unlike any normal day, Lizzie encounters the bloody scene of her parents violently murdered. Police quickly question multiple suspects in town, but evidence keeps pointing back to the Borden's youngest daughter Lizzie, the seemingly wholesome Sunday school teacher, as the prime suspect. Lizzie's lawyer, Andrew Jennings, proclaims her innocence arguing that it is inconceivable a woman could commit the heinous crime of brutally murdering her family with an ax. Or is it? Lizzie is put on trial for the murders, both in the courtroom and in the press, sparking a widespread debate about her culpability. As the case rages on, the courtroom proceedings fuel an enormous amount of sensationalized stories and headlines in newspapers throughout the country, forever leaving Lizzie Borden's name in infamy. Written by Anonymous

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It's time to bury the hatchet.


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Lizzie Borden Took an Axe See more »

Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada See more »

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Sony Pictures Television See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Christina Ricci also plays a similar character Lizzie in Prozac Nation where her world is crumbling around her as in this movie. See more »

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During the trial it's said that she tried to buy cyanide to kill rodents. In fact, she wanted to buy prussic acid to clean a sealskin cape. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Lizzie Borden Chronicles (2015) See more »

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Psychotic Girl
Written by Dan Auerbach and Patrick J. Carney
Performed by The Black Keys
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It's just not right...
6 January 2016 | by jrwboyd-45597See all my reviews

Sometimes one wonders why some people do a remake of a film that was adequately done in the past, and especially when the job hasn't been done any better. 'The Legend of Lizzie Borden' made as a TV movie in 1975 with Elizabeth Montgomery is far better in terms of both atmosphere and the character of Lizzie. Ricci looks to small and innocent to be a candidate for an axe-murderess, and all through the film she can be seen trying ever so hard to take on the aura of a late nineteenth century woman, and failing dismally in the process. As a matter fact, the whole damned cast appears to be as bad as Ricci. Another very annoying feature of this film is the quality of the colour - it all looked so unnatural that I eventually turned off all the colour and watch the rest of the movie in black and white. I'm sorry, Christina, I don't think costumers are quite your line, although you were cute in 'Sleepy Hollow' with Depp.


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