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A Season in Purgatory (1996)

True story about a kid from rich family with political ties who covers up a suspicious death of a young woman. This comes back to haunt him later.


David Greene


Dominick Dunne (novel), Robert W. Lenski
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Patrick Dempsey ... Harrison Burns
Sherilyn Fenn ... Kit Bradley
Craig Sheffer ... Constant Bradley
Edward Herrmann ... Dr. Shugrue
David Marshall Grant ... Jerry Bradley
Kathleen York ... Claire Rafferty
W. Earl Brown ... Fatty Malloy
Wendy Phillips ... Luanne Utley
Maureen Mueller
Lisa Akey Lisa Akey ... Charlotte Bradley
Jere Shea ... Johnny Fuselli
Jeanie Drynan
Bonnie Bedelia ... Valerie Sabbath
Blair Brown ... Grace Bradley
Brian Dennehy ... Gerald Bradley


True story about a kid from rich family with political ties who covers up a suspicious death of a young woman. This comes back to haunt him later.

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Crime | Drama


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Release Date:

5 May 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Au coeur du scandale See more »

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1.33 : 1
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W. Earl Brown, who is listed in the opening credits, is also listed in the closing credits as "W. Earl Broan." See more »


Kit Bradley: I'm a mess. My sisters remind me daily. "Good morning, you're a mess."
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Composed by Sherilyn Fenn
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Patrick Dempsy Shines
24 February 2005 | by OsibiSee all my reviews

I saw this superb series years ago and Patrick Dempsy left an indelible memory for an outstanding performance.i have never forgotten it and can recall virtually every scene in it.I wondered what had happened to this young actor whom I knew only from some teenage movie called(I think) The Wa Wa Kid. Then he was a bit parter in a really angst ridden TV series called Once and Again in which he alone stood out as a psychologically disturbed chap.I could not remember his surname to see what he is up to so tracked him through this series..and just HAD to drop a note to say what a cool actor he is and how much I regret not seeing more of him.Anyone who has no seen this long saga should give it a whirl ..it really is very very good.

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