Lizzie Borden Took an Ax

Synopsis: On a scorching, hot summer day in 1892 in Fall River, Massachusetts, Lizzie Borden returns home to the house she shares with her father Andrew, stepmother Abby and sister Emma. But, unlike any normal day, Lizzie encounters the bloody scene of her parents violently murdered. Police quickly question multiple suspects in town, but evidence keeps pointing back to the Borden's youngest daughter Lizzie, the seemingly wholesome Sunday school teacher, as the prime suspect. Lizzie's lawyer, Andrew Jennings, proclaims her innocence arguing that it is inconceivable a woman could commit the heinous crime of brutally murdering her family with an ax. Or is it? Lizzie is put on trial for the murders, both in the courtroom and in the press, sparking a widespread debate about her culpability. As the case rages on, the courtroom proceedings fuel an enormous amount of sensationalized stories and headlines in newspapers throughout the country, forever leaving Lizzie Borden's name in infamy.
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Nick Gomez
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
  3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
87 min

Aren't you a Sunday school teacher?

Only on Sundays.

- Lizzie.

- Nance.

Lizzie Borden.

Come on, I have some

peoplel want you to meet.

Whoo boy!

Lizzie? Wake up.

You're wanted downstairs.


there has, uh...

There's been a robbery.

Mrs. Borden's gold watch

and chain were taken

and, uh, $20 in cash.

The watch that

my mother gave me

before she died.

That's terrible.

Do you have any idea

what might have happened?

Of course not.



As I was saying, Mr. Borden,

there seems to be no sign

of forced entry.

And since your maid saw

or heard no one enter,

well, I'm inclined

to think that...


Perhaps there's

another possible explanation.

Well, Marshall Fleet,

I want to thank you

for your help,

and if we hear

anything more

about the situation,

you'll be the first to know.

What do you have to

sayfor yourself, Lizzie?

Honestly, Father,

what are you thinking?

We don't see

how anybody else

could have gotten in.

Oh, is that so?

How can she steal

from her own family?

I did not steal those items

from the house, Father.

Nor would I ever think to do so.

Don't walk away from me, Lizzie.

Let her go.

Why bother with her anymore?

You let me deal

with my daughter

in my own way, please.

You let her accuse meof stealing?

In our house?

She's the thief.

The one stealing from you

and me and Emma.

She's bleeding you dry.

It's her family coming to you

for loans and handouts.

You bought them that beautiful house

on the hill,

while Emma and I

are prisoners

in this horrible place.

You are blessed to havea

roof over your head.

I have prayed for you.I protected you.

I have paid for your fines.

And you have tested and shamed me

as a parent and a Christian.

Have you never felt grateful in your life?

You don't want me to

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Stephen Kay

Stephen T. Kay (born 1963) is a New Zealand actor, director and writer of film and television. more…

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