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The gory ax-murder of one mousy, suburban Texas housewife by another is nearly as shocking as the excuse offered by the bespectacled defendant’s attorney: self-defense. Could it be so?
1991 | Winner: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
1991 | Winner: Best Television Feature or Miniseries
Points against it
-It's the brownest movie I've ever seen.
Points in its favour
-Directed by Jake Gyllenhal's dad (correct this, mubi!)
-Hal Holbrook plays a hypnotist
-Barbara Hershey tries really hard to look ugly but fails.
I think this a great courtroom drama. I watched this in 1998 and it left me with a powerful memory. i was 18 and watched it on tv. I saw it again today 18 years later and its still good.
A chilling and effective court docudrama headlined by a flawless performance from Barbara Hershey.