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Judgment Day: the John List Story

  • Crime/detective
  • Drama
  • 1993
  • Bobby Roth
  • 93 mins
  • 15

Summary

An apparently respectable, mild-mannered accountant who was abused as a child finally snaps under the pressure of his pent-up emotion. Tormented by the past, the once devoted family man cold-heartedly slaughters his wife and children - before embarking on a lengthy race to escape the FBI. Fact-based drama, starring Robert Blake, Beverly D'Angelo, David Caruso and Melinda Dillon.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

It took a report on America's Most Wanted show to bring John List to justice 18 years after he murdered his mother, wife and three children, and vanished, leaving only a confession and no clues to his whereabouts. Robert Blake convinces here as the New Jersey accountant whose long-repressed resentment at a childhood of abuse suddenly drives him to violent crime. Equally imposing is David Caruso as the FBI agent who refuses to be beaten by the seemingly baffling case. With Beverly D'Angelo, Carroll Baker and Alice Krige rounding off an impressive cast, this is better than most true-life TV movies.

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Credits

Cast

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John ListRobert Blake
Helen ListBeverly D'Angelo
Jean SyfertAlice Krige
Eleanor Melinda Dillon
Agent Bob RichlandDavid Caruso
Alma ListCarroll Baker

Crew

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DirectorBobby Roth

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Contains some violence.
Available on
video
Formats
Colour
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