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.

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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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