In Broad Daylight movie advertisement

This advertisement for the movie “In Broad Daylight” was placed in newspapers around the country.  Friend Patti Hawkins found in on the inside cover of her book and sent it along for posting. In this age of “The Bully,” it’s hard to imagine a more menacing figure than this. I recall that on the set of the movie Denehey was so taken with the role that he made people nervous and they stayed out of his way.  He died his hair black, wore black contact lenses, and carried a shotgun in the crook of his arm. Notice that the ad does not mention Marcia Gay Haren (Trena) or Chris Cooper (Stratton), both of whom would go on to some fame. You can find the movie on my blog.In Broad Daylight Ad

5 thoughts on “In Broad Daylight movie advertisement

  1. Despite this being a TV movie and those are usually done on low budgets, they sure made Brian Denehey look like the real Ken McElroy, based on photos I’ve seen of McElroy.

    One question, why did they change the names of the characters and town for the TV movie.

    • As for the people, they couldn’t get releases from all of them, including the Bowenkamps, so they changed the names. I heard different reasons as for why they didn’t film it in Skidmore, including that the there wasn’t enough electricity to run all of their equipment and that they were a little nervous about being in the town itself.

  2. This advertisement for the movie “In Broad Daylight” was placed in newspapers around the country. Friend Patti Hawkins found in on the inside cover of her book and sent it along for posting. In this age of “The Bully,” it’s hard to imagine a more menacing figure than this. I recall that on the set of the movie Denehey was so taken with the role that he made people nervous and they stayed out of his way. He died his hair black, wore black contact lenses, and carried a shotgun in the crook of his arm. Notice that the ad does not mention Marcia Gay Haren (Trena) or Chris Cooper (Stratton), both of whom would go on to some fame. You can find the movie on my blog.

  3. What happened to his favorite son Juarez? Or his other son Ken Jr.? Juarez seems particularly interesting because he would have probably been particularly influenced by his father, since he was supposedly his fathers “favorite” and because he was already a young teenager when his father was killed. Did he go wild? Or turn out “normal” or average?

    P.S. I am currently reading your book “In Broad Daylight” and can barely put it down. One of the best books I have read in a long time. I’m trying not to read it too fast, so I can enjoy it longer. I watched the movie with Brian Dennehey first, and really enjoyed that. Then I ordered the book.

    I’m a bit confused as to what was right here. As a Christian I just can’t believe the Lord would sanction planning out a killing except maybe in a military battle, or maybe when one is defending their own life. I think if I had felt that threatened by this man, I would have packed up my family and hit the road. Not to some nearby town but many states away. That would have been better than being terrorized or me starting to make plans to kill someone.

    Anyway, just curious about Juarez, and his outcome.

    Thank You,
    Joe

    • Joe
      Thanks for your comments. Juarez took after his dad in that the got into trouble with the law and spent time in jail because of it. McFadin represented him at one point on a gun charge. You can find his booking photo on line.

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