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In Broad Daylight (1991)

The fanatically uncompromising Len Rowan and his family insult and terrorize the citizens of a small town for years. One day the comment of a saleswoman about Len's son not being able to ... See full summary »

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Harry MacLean (book), William Hanley (teleplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brian Dennehy ... Len Rowan
Cloris Leachman ... Ruth Westerman
Marcia Gay Harden ... Adina Rowan
Chris Cooper ... Jack Wilson
John Anderson ... Wes Westerman
Ken Jenkins ... Bob Webb
Robert Schenkkan ... Rev. Don Douglas
David Neidorf ... Marshal Paul Harris
Tony Frank Tony Frank ... Sheriff Phil Lewis
Bill Thurman ... Virgil Teague
Brandon Smith ... Todd Lacey
Colleen Keegan Colleen Keegan ... Darlene Rowan
Bill Bolender ... Frank Snow
Greta Muller ... Madge Summers
Dedra London Dedra London ... Cindy Rowan
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The fanatically uncompromising Len Rowan and his family insult and terrorize the citizens of a small town for years. One day the comment of a saleswoman about Len's son not being able to pay his sweets triggers off his persecution complex. As revenge for the believed insult, the whole family starts stalking the shop owner and her husband... until this escalates and the old man gets badly injured. Len is arrested, but gets off, free on bail. His clever attorney delays the court session for more than a year - while Rowan keeps threatening the witnesses. But then, the people feel they've had enough of this and decide to take the law in their own hands... Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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He Has Terrorized a Town, Stealing, Cheating, Killing. Today They're Taking Revenge. See more »

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Trivia

The film cast includes three Oscar winners: Chris Cooper, Marcia Gay Harden and Cloris Leachman. See more »

Goofs

The town marshal wore his badge on the right side of his shirt, whereas any law enforcement officer's badge is always - always - worn on the left side of his shirt. See more »

Quotes

Cindy Rowan: Would you do me a favor and just DROP DEAD?
Darlene Rowan: [in unflappable good-humored sarcasm] Only if YOU promise me a REALLY NICE FUNERAL.
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References Sands of Iwo Jima (1949) See more »

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True Life is not a shallow plot
14 December 2004 | by crashdavis79See all my reviews

Well I would like to comment on Chris's comment about this movie was dismal and the plot was shallow. How can something that happened in REAL life be shallow and dismal. How do I know this actually happened? I used to live in a small town next to the town in which this event took place and friends of my family and some of my family had run-ins with the guy in which Brian Dennehy portrayed. As for the movie I thought it was very good. Brian Dennehy played the part perfectly and I also thought the plot told a pretty accurate story of how this family tormented the people in that small community . And to this day those people have not said a word about what happened that day. Now that is justice


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

3 February 1991 (USA) See more »

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