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A Killing in a Small Town (True Stories Collection TV Movie) (1990)

Barbara Hershey , Brian Dennehy , Stephen Gyllenhaal  |  R |  DVD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Barbara Hershey, Brian Dennehy, John Terry, Richard Gilliland, Lee Garlington
  • Directors: Stephen Gyllenhaal
  • Writers: Cynthia Cidre, James Atkinson, John Bloom
  • Producers: Andrew Richter, Bruce J. Sallan, Courtney Pledger, Cynthia Cidre
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Mpi Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: May 3, 2005
  • Run Time: 100 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000784WYU
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #22,757 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "A Killing in a Small Town (True Stories Collection TV Movie)" on IMDb

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Candy Morrison (Barbara Hershey, The Killer Beside Me, Chicago Hope), is bored with her life as a wife and mother in a small town. She yearns for excitement and finds it in the arms of her husband’s close friend, Stan Blankenship. But, the passionate affair ends almost as soon as it began. A few weeks later, Stan’s wife is found brutally murdered – axed to death. Never before in the town’s history has someone been killed in such a violent manner. Unbelievably, Candy becomes the prime suspect. Is Candy merely a scapegoat? Or, does she harbor a secret that could push her past the brink of insanity? DVD extras include:About the Film, About the Stars, Interactive Menus, Scene Selections; Approx. 91 minutes; Color

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72 of 75 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Cut Above The Average TV Movie! August 13, 2003
Format:DVD
"Evidence Of Love" a.k.a "Killing In A Small Town" when it aired on CBS in the early 90's features an EMMY Award winning performance by Barbara Hershey (Beaches)The film is adapted from the book "Evidence Of Love" which is based on the true story of Candy Morrison who appeared to be an upstanding wife, mother and respected member of the community.
After an affair with her best friend's husband things spin out of control and Candy soon realizes the damage she has caused is irreversible. Confronted by her friend about the affair, their anger quickly becomes violent.
The film ends with a courtroom scene which has become all to familiar in made for TV movies. However, this film rises above such conventions with stellar performances by Hershey, Brian Dennehy and Hal Holbrook, a clever script by Cynthia Cidre and skilled direction by Stephen Gyllenhaal.
The DVD has no special features other that full screen presentation and scene selection. The picture quality is quite good and is beautifully packaged in a keep case coverbox.
This is feature film quality entertainment! Not your average made for TV movie!
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting, unforgettable, excellent film. February 23, 2000
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I have never seen a made-for-television movie as riveting and powerful as this. Not only is the story, (based on real events) absolutely astounding, but the film offers a marvelous depiction of small town America in the bible belt and how very ordinary people can be led to do terrible things. Barbara Hershey's performance is one of the best I've ever seen by any actor anywhere. So finely nuanced and real. I will never, ever forget this film.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful
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This is a brilliant version of the book "Evidence of Love," a true story about small-town repressions that lead to horrific circumstances. Brian Dennehy, Hal Holbrook, John Terry, and Lee Garlington are letter-perfect as the supporting cast. But you will never forget Barbara Hershey as the protagonist. Her performance is completely devastating, and it takes a subsequent viewing to appreciate just how flawless she is (she gets so deep into this character that you forget you're watching an actress). She won the Emmy and had this been a theatrical release (shoulda been, IMHO) she would have trotted home Oscar. One of the most exquisite performances ever filmed. She really delivers the goods, especially in the bone-rattling murder sequence.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HERSHEY DOMINATES February 15, 2007
Format:DVD
Based on a true story and a book called EVIDENCE OF LOVE, this tv movie is made remarkable by the Emmy-winning performance of Barbara Hershey. She is utterly magnificent in the role of a middle class housewife who brutally murders her ex-lover's wife in a self defensive rage. Hershey superbly captures the many nuances of this seemingly normal woman who commits a heinous deed. Her hypnosis sequence is brutally painful and she pulls out no stops in showing us the hidden rage.

Brian Dennehy is equally good as the lawyer who tries to get her out of her terrifying predicament.

The movie is impressively done and once again worthy most of all for Ms. Hershey's dynamic presence.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars northernrivers June 8, 2013
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Fabulous acting by Barbara Hershey and Brian Dennehy. I had seen this movie years ago on pay t.v........and enjoyed it just as much the second time around. The horrifying thing was.....it's based on a true story. Watch it though.......it's a very good movie. Excellent viewing.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome July 19, 2009
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This is an old back in the day movie great for a rainy day and you wont believe what happens... one of all time favs!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars DVD January 16, 2009
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This movie is based on a true story. It's very good, there's a little more "flash-backs" than I like in a movie, but you need to see them to get the whole story.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Read the book November 20, 2013
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I watched this movie several times and for some reason the only thing I can remember is Barbara Hershey's weird accent (probably because I've read the book about 200 times - I'm on my third hard copy - and my remembrance of the book blocks out the movie). So I decided to watch it and pay attention.

As I said, Hershey's syrupy sweet accent and whatever she is trying to do (putting the lift at the end of her sentences as if she's always asking a question, or for verification or permission from whomever she's talking to) is off-putting and distracting. I think she was wrong for the part. I never forgot: that's Barbara Hershey.

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The movie differs from the book in several ways: the name changes; Jackie Ponder, their minister, is totally left out (she probably wanted to be); and they have the murder happening in January 1980 instead of when it really happened, June 1980 (remember, Alisa just HAD to go to that swimming lesson with her OWN swimsuit?). Also, they left out the affair Candy had with another man, after Allan. When Allan takes Candy to lunch, he remarks that she's always up and has a good attitude. She replies that her family moved a lot since her father was in the Army, and she learned that you could not let people see you unconfident or afraid. That conversation did not take place. It's as though it's an excuse for the way she acted all the time, that she wasn't really that self-confident.

in the axe scene, it has Peggy swinging the axe right at Candy's head, and Candy moves out of the way just in time. I don't recall that in the book - I seem to remember the author noting that if Betty had really wanted to kill Candy, she would have actually hit her in the head, instead it seemed that she deliberately missed.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
i liked it
Published 19 days ago by richard salvadore
5.0 out of 5 stars Must see!
Great movie!
Published 28 days ago by raven 53
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Acting
What a GREAT movie! Barbara is GREAT!
Published 1 month ago by chris
5.0 out of 5 stars small town killing
excellent
Published 1 month ago by Carrie Williams
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
Awwww love this movie, very interesting and very easy to see why she got away with murder. Sad but true!!
Published 2 months ago by lana robinson
3.0 out of 5 stars watch this film with an open mind...if you can
I heard about this case several times before seeing it, and frankly it works better as a rental. Not to say it wasn't good, it was, but it doesn't require multiple viewings. Read more
Published 5 months ago by P or T's reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars really liked.... great acting... ugh why did her husband stay
great acting...

good story.. will have to find the book about this murder... pretty odd tale.... would recommend to others...
Published 5 months ago by lisa
4.0 out of 5 stars A Small Town's Worst Nightmare
Candy Morrison (Barbara Hershey), is bored with her life as a wife and mother in a small town. She yearns for excitement and finds it in the arms of her husband’s close friend,... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Taheen Lopez
2.0 out of 5 stars GOOD ACTING - STORY LACKING
I was disappointed with this movie. The story was different from the actual event. The acting was very good -- it was the story itself.
Published 7 months ago by travelwilma
4.0 out of 5 stars Good older movie
I had watched it when it first came out. I thought it was really good back then and I still feel the same.
Published 8 months ago by Chile Pepper "Sue"
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