A Killing in a Small Town

1990

A Killing in a Small Town (1990)

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To escape from the boredom of her small-town life, Sunday School teacher Candy Morrison (Barbara Hershey) engages in an affair with a fellow churchgoer. When his wife Peggy learns about the relationship, she attacks Candy with an axe; after a struggle, Candy kills Peggy, hitting her 41 times with the axe. In the resulting trial, her plea of self-defense is examined. This TV-movie is based on a true story.

Cast

Barbara Hershey
as Candy Morrison
Brian Dennehy
as Ed Reivers
John Terry
as Stan Blankenship
Hal Holbrook
as Dr. Beardsley
Richard Gilliland
as Dale Morrison
Lee Garlington
as Peggy Blankenship
Matthew Posey
as Norman Billings
James Black
as Dr. Giles
Dennis Letts
as Chief McAlester
Marco Perella
as Rick Slocum
Norman Bennett
as Jim Ramsey
Jerry Haynes
as Judge Scott
Rodger Boyce
as Rex Staples
Daphne Eckler
as Dede Alexander
Jan Dewitt
as Conning Keating
Charles Carroll
as Bob Shelton
Blue Deckert
as Andy Blassingame
Louanne Stephens
as Claire Meriwether
Willie Minor
as Baliff (sic)
John Hussey
as Al Stevens
Jack Gould
as Parishioner #1
Spencer Prokop
as Kevin Sanders
Norma Young
as Woman #1
Karis Paige Bryant
as Little Candy
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