A Death in Canaan
Release Date: January 1st, 1978
Not Yet Rated|2 hr. 5 min.
Based on real events, this film focuses on Connecticut teenager Peter Reilly (Paul Clemens), who is arrested on the charge of violently murdering his mother. Although Peter signs a confession, he later withdraws it, claiming he was unclear about the process, which involved a lie detector test. Taking up Peter's cause, the people of his town, most notably writer Joan Barthel (Stefanie Powers), decide to support their local boy, and seek to have his case reopened.
Director: Tony Richardson