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Murder Without Conviction (2004)

Recently released from her vows as a nun, Christine Bennett is discovering "life on the outside." After a visit to her mentally-handicapped cousin Gene, Christine becomes embroiled in the ... See full summary »

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Kevin Connor

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Lee Harris (novel), Bruce Franklin Singer (teleplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Megan Ward ... Christine Bennett
Morgan Weisser ... Det. Jack Brooks
Rutanya Alda ... Virginia McAlpin
David Proval ... James Talley / Edward Talley - Age 55
Rafael Feldman ... James Talley (Age 24)
Daryl Sabara ... James Talley (Age 10)
Yan Feldman ... Edward Talley (Age 24)
Evan Sabara ... Edward Tally (Age 10)
Laura Kirk ... Alberta Talley
Rodger Bumpass ... Patrick Talley, Jr.
Lawrence Pressman ... Dr. G.K. Sanderson
Patty Duke ... Mother Joseph
Gina Gallego ... Maria Santos Padilla
Matt Lutz ... Gene Wirth
Allyson Rees-Stevens Allyson Rees-Stevens ... Melanie Gross
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Recently released from her vows as a nun, Christine Bennett is discovering "life on the outside." After a visit to her mentally-handicapped cousin Gene, Christine becomes embroiled in the investigation of the murder mystery surrounding James and Edward Talley, twin savant brothers accused of killing their mother on Good Friday, 1974. Written by Anonymous

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Some cases are never closed.

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Drama | Mystery

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Release Date:

5 September 2004 (USA) See more »

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The Christine Bennett Mystery See more »

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Star Megan Ward previously worked with the father of co-star Morgan Weisser, Norbert, on Arcade. See more »

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6 September 2004 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

An interesting story given the Hallmark touch. Potentially, the plot was somewhat hard-hitting, but it was handled the way the Harlequin romances were when made into movies: light, entertaining, perfect Sunday afternoon fare. The story concerns idiot savant twins who were suspected, but never tried and convicted, of killing their mother thirty years earlier. The twins were separated and put into separate facilities and, without each other, they stopped communicating. An ex-nun becomes involved in finding the real killer. The cast is able, though the main character is short on development.

David Proval does a good job as the twins and Patty Duke brings spark as a nun.


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