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The Late,Late Movie: A Death In Canaan (1978) -Brian Dennehy, Stefanie Powers

05/10/2022

Based on a true story and novel, more details below.
A Death in Canaan is a 1978 American made-for-television drama film directed by Tony Richardson and starring Stefanie Powers, Paul Clemens, and Brian Dennehy.[1] Its plot concerns the true-life story of a teenager who is put on trial for the murder of his mother in a small Connecticut town.[1] Nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award, 1978. The film is based on the nonfiction book of the same name by Joan Barthel.[2]

The film first aired on the CBS Wednesday Night Movies on March 1, 1978, and was never officially released on any analog or digital medium for rental or sale.

Cast
Stefanie Powers – Joan Barthel
Paul Clemens – Peter Reilly
Tom Atkins – Lt. Bragdon
Jacqueline Brookes – Mildred Carston
Brian Dennehy – Barney Parsons
Conchata Ferrell – Rita Parsons
Charles Haid – Sgt. Case
Floyd Levine – Thomas Lanza
Kenneth McMillan – Sgt. Tim Scully
Gavan O’Herlihy – Father Mark
Yuki Shimoda – Dr. Samura
James Sutorius – Jim Barthel
Bonnie Bartlett – Teresa Noble
William Bronder – Judge Revere
Pat Corley – Judge Vincet
Art Mehr – Drugstore Owner Art
Charles Hallahan – Cpl. Sebastian
Mary Jackson – Sarah Biggens
Sally Kemp – Barbara Gibbons
Doreen Lang – Nurse Pynne
Lane Smith – Bob Hartman
Michael Talbott – Trooper Miles

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