Torso: The Evelyn Dick Story (2001)

Genres - Mystery  |   Sub-Genres - Courtroom Drama, True Crime  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |   MPAA Rating - R
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In 1930s Hamilton, Ontario, after her husband's corpse is discovered in the woods without its head or limbs, beautiful would-be socialite Evelyn Dick (Kathleen Robertson) is arrested by Canadian police for the murder. Her ever-changing jailhouse testimony leads Inspector Woods (Callum Keith Rennie) in various directions as the devoted detective tries to piece together a coherent chain of events and motives. But once Dick's manipulative mother (Brenda Fricker) is implicated in the scheme, Dick's story changes again, this time with twist that leads to a tragic denouement. Her future in grave danger -- her sentence could be death by hanging -- Dick hires attorney J.J. Robinette (Victor Garber) for one last attempt at freedom.

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accusation, corpse, death-row, dismemberment, husband-and-wife, socialite