Plot: To his public, Colin Thatcher is an able, well-groomed Canadian politician.
But to his family, he is a cruel husband and father.
Colin abuses his wife, Joanne, and once even shoots at her. Despite Joanne's impassioned pleas to the cops and to other state officials, these authorities turn a blind eye to her plight, and she continues to endure his terror. And then one day, Colin kills Joanne.
Her murder sparks a courtroom battle in which the couple's tight-lipped sons are manipulated both to exonerate Colin and to put him behind bars.
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