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Small Sacrifices

Small Sacrifices

Air Date Rating Share Against the
Sunday, November 12, 1989 18.1 28 1
Tuesday, November 14, 1989 25.2 39 1
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  • Season: 1989-90
  • Network: ABC
  • Genre: Drama
  • Category: Miniseries
  • Subject Matter: Murder and Murder Mystery, True Crime, Children/Teens, Courtroom Drama, Family Violence
  • Based On: Small Sacrifices written by Ann Rule
  • Misc.: Based On Book/Play

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Plot Synopsis

Based on Ann Rule's book. Sociopath Diane Downs, spurned by a warped passion for her ex-lover, shoots her three children but claims a stranger attacked them. Her surviving child eventually testifies against her and she is convicted.


Production Company:

  • Louis Rudolph Films and Motown Prods. IAW Larcom Ltd. & Fries Ent.

Production Type:

  • Independent
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