|A Killing in a Small Town|
|Written by|| John Bloom (book)|
James Atkinson (book)
Cynthia Cidre (teleplay)
|Directed by||Stephen Gyllenhaal|
|Starring|| Barbara Hershey |
|Theme music composer||Richard Gibbs|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)|| Judith A. Polone |
Bruce J. Sallan
|Running time||100 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Hearst Entertainment|
King Phoenix Entertainment
|Original release||May 22, 1990|
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