Murder Ordained (1987)





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Murder Ordained is the true story of a crime of passion in Emporia, Kansas. Terry Kinney plays the reverend Tom Bird, whose wife Sandy (Annabella Price) was found dead in 1983. At first, it seems as though Sandy was killed in a car accident. But highway patrolman John Rule (Keith Carradine) has a different theory: Rule believes that Bird murdered his wife out of love for his mistress (JoBeth Williams). A second killing in another Kansas county serves to confirm Rule's hypothesis. Filmed on location, the two-part Murder Ordained was originally telecast May 3 and 5, 1987.
Drama , Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Interscope Communications


JoBeth Williams
as Lorna Anderson
M. Emmet Walsh
as Vern Humphrey
Kathy Bates
as Bobbi Burk
Keith Carradine
as John Rule
Terry Kinney
as Pastor Tom Bird
Guy Boyd
as Mike Buckley
Terence Knox
as Martin Anderson
Robert Harper
as Warren
Darrell Larson
as Ronald Stark
Bruce French
as Bruce Linton
Margot Rose
as Nancy Horst
Don Hood
as Sgt. Clayton
Patricia Gaul
as Paulette
Darrell Fetty
as Bagwell
Annabella Price
as Sandy Bird
Joel Colodner
as Simon Long
Lee Kessler
as Helen
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