A Killing in a Small Town Poster

Release Date: 1990

DVD Release Date: September 9th, 2003

R|1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary
In a quiet Texas town, Candy Morrison (Barbara Hershey) and her husband, Dale (Richard Gilliland), seem to live an ordinary life -- but that all changes when she begins sleeping with her husband's friend Stan Blankenship (John Terry). When Stan's wife winds up dead -- the victim of a brutal ax murder -- Candy's arrest leaves the community in disbelief. And, as her attorney Ed Reivers (Brian Dennehy) attempts to prove her innocence, he makes a shocking discovery about his client.

Cast: Barbara Hershey, Brian Dennehy, Hal Holbrook, John Terry, Richard Gilliland, Lee Garlington

Director: Stephen Gyllenhaal

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Small town, Forbidden love, Wife, 1990s, Melodramatic, Mystery, Gripping, House, Husband, Dark, Marriage, Friend, Rivalry


Winner Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie
Nominated Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Nominated Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special