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Season in Purgatory, A

Season in Purgatory, A

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Sunday, May 05, 1996 10.6 17 2
Tuesday, May 07, 1996 10.2 16 3
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  • Season: 1995-96
  • Network: CBS
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Miniseries
  • Subject Matter: Courtroom Drama, Family Drama, Murder and Murder Mystery
  • Based On: Season In Purgatory, A written by Dominick Dunne
  • Misc.: 4 Hours

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Plot Synopsis

Based on the novel by Dominick Dunne. A wealthy, powerful and politically ambitious Irish-American family finds themselves covering up a murder that was committed bytheir callous son by buying the silence of a material witness--the boy's plebeian prep-school pal. After 13 years, a crisis of conscience compels the young man to confess his complicity in the killing which leads to his boyhood friend, now a smarmy congressman, to be indicted.


Production Company:

  • David Brown Prods., Spelling

Production Type:

  • Independent
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