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


Hello, Patty.

I heard you threw

your man around

Pick him up

just to let him down

It's a shame, baby,

but I always knew

Just the way you're gonna do

Incredible wordstoday, Reverend.

Thank you very much.

Just a psychotic girl

and I won't get lost...

It's a beautiful day.

Oh, it's hot.

Did you see the new carriage

the Andersons have?

Father prefers

we walk.

Mr. Borden,

how is everything?

Fine, fine, fine.

Your daughters

are looking lovely.


If they're so lovely,

why don't I have

many grandchildren by now?

Are we having the mutton again

for lunch today?

You don't have to eat it.

I do worry it's making us

all sick.

You will eat what's put

in front of you,

or you won't eat at all.

May I please be excused?

No, Lizzie, you may not.

Excuse me, Father.

I've asked younot to make noise

while I'm in this room.

Pardon me.

What are youdoing here, Sousa?

Don't you ever come to my house.

I need to

pay my men.

You can't cheat us,

Mr. Borden.

We've had enough.

You get paid for

the work that you do,

not a penny more.

You're not gonna

get away with this.

Mrs. Borden,

the church is

always short of funds.

Fight the horde,

scratch the nails

'Ware the charging

lion's tails

In all the blackest

of the blues

I need a longer fuse

Whenever I...

My father thinks he can forbid me

from going.

What will he do?

Lock you in your room?

Believe me,

he would if he could.

How is Emma doing?

I love my sister,

but she likes to

hide her head in the sand.

I've always wanted more,

more than she's wanted.

I just wish I had the freedom

to live the life

I've always imagined.

Nothing wrong

with dreaming, Lizzie.


It's difficult to dream in that place.

Sometimes, Alice,

I have a feeling that

something terrible

is going to happen there.

What do you mean?

Well, my father

has so many enemies.

There have been

so many arguments

and disputes.

I fear someone might try to hurt him.

Miss Borden,

your mother said that

we aren't to extend

any more credit to you

without her permission.


Well, how embarrassing.

I suppose I'll have to pay

the old-fashioned way.

That would be fine.

Thank you.

All ready, Miss Borden.


I'll have Bridget

come by and pick it up.

Of course.

I hope you enjoy your party.

Thank you.


What are you doing?

Father's upset.

Did you steal a mirror

from the dress shop?

The owner said

you took a mirror

from her store.

That's ridiculous.

Why do you lie to me, Lizzie?

I don't lie to you.

You lie to everyone.

So what did father do?

He paid, of course.

Could we have a moment, please?

It was an accident.

The mirror must have fallen

into the dress box.

Don't think you're going to

that party tonight.

Of course, I'm going.

Who will be your escort?

I am perfectly capable

of walking there on my own.

I don't need an escort.

I will not have you

traipsing about Fall River

all alone at night.

You will not go unaccompanied.

Oh, Father.

I do love you so.

But I'm not that

little girl anymore.

No, no, no.

The answer is no.

Whoo, boy

Whoo, boy

Give me a shout,

so I'll be hypnotized

With them swinging hips

and them workout thighs

Oh, Lord, what's a man to do?

Spent all my time at bars

Trying to find

what I'm looking for

But, baby, baby,

I still ain't found you

Whoo, boy!



Took you long enough.

Stanley Jefferies.

Lizzie Borden.

Are you actually here?

Think of me

as a figment

of your imagination.

Lizzie, I don't know

much about you.

I've seen you at church,

but never had

the chance to speak.

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

become anything, do you?

You just want me to stay here forever

with you.

No, that's... That's...


That's preposterous.


It looks handsome on you.

I remember the day

you gave it to me.

You'll find someone.

Someone smart enough to

see you for who you are.

To marry?

What if I don't

want to get married?

You want to grow old alone?

A spinster?

That's not what I meant.

Never mind.


I'm leaving for Fairhaven.

My friend Greta had a baby,

so I'm going to

make myself useful.

I shouldn't bemore than a day or two.

Yes, you should stay a few days.

Lizzie, are you all right?


Bridget, you've got to get these

windows clean before it gets too hot.

Yes, ma'am.


Morning. Morning.


Since when do we

lock the dead bolt?

Was the door locked?

No, no, Bridget,

I just like to

knock on my own

front door for a bit.

Beg your pardon,

Mr. Borden.

Where is Mrs. Borden?

I'm not sure. Perhaps...

Mother went out.

She did?

She received a note

from a sick friend.

She must have

gone out to see her.




Lizzie, that's enough.

Are you all right?


Why are you sweating so?

It's hot.

I'm glad you're home.



Are you going to take a nap?


Hello, Patty. Hello.

How are you?

Fine, thank you.

Miss Lizzie?

Is something the matter?

Father is dead.

Someone came in

and killed him.



Dr. Bowen, help!

Dr. Bowen, please!

Dr. Bowen!

Bridget. My goodness, what is it?

Mr. Borden.

He's been killed.



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

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