Death in Small Doses

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Based on a well-publicized 1991 Dallas murder case, the made-for-TV Death in Small Doses begins with the death of architect Nancy Lyon (Glynnis O'Connor), who has succumbed to arsenic poisoning. The prime suspect is Nancy's frequently estranged husband Richard (Richard Lyon), who stands to collect an enormous insurance policy. Nancy's family pressures the local authorities to prosecute Richard--and never mind that virtually every person in that family also seems to have had substantial reason to wish Nancy dead. But Richard plays a trump card when he supplies evidence indicating that his wife actually committed suicide--a move that proves to be a thrown gauntlet to relentless Assistant DA Jerri Sims (Tess Harper). Filmed in 1993, Death in Small Doses did not air on ABC until January 16, 1995. The film was directed by actress Sondra Locke, best known at the time for her long association with Clint Eastwood. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Richard Thomas
as Richard Lyon
Tess Harper
as Asst. DA Jerri Sims
Glynnis O'Connor
as Nancy Lyon
Gary Frank
as Bill Dillard Jr.
Shawn Elliott
as Det. Ortega
Ann Hearn
as Ellen Chandler
Susan Rohrer
as Mary Helen Dillard
Andrea Powell
as Bridget Tyler
C.K. Bibby
as Dillard Sr.
Ralph Wilcox
as Trial Judge
Mitchell Laurance
as Dr. Langston
Holger Juul Hansen
as Asst. to DA
John Bennes
as Mr. Waters
Sean Bridgers
as Mr. Carter
Michael Genevie
as Dr. Frawley
Greg Hohn
as Mathers
Bonnie Johnson
as Jury Foreman
Joan Riordan
as Dr. Harper
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  • Jan 24, 2010
    We all have a secret. Hers was a killer. Great Movie based upon true story.
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