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Sparkling Cyanide (1983)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  Mystery, Thriller  |  5 November 1983 (USA)
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Rosemary Barton, the beautiful wife of a top attorney, dies during their anniversary party at an exclusive restaurant. Later a suicide note is found along with traces of cyanide in her drink, but murder cannot be ruled out.

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A socialite while having dinner with her husband, her sister, her aunt, a friend of her sister and her husband, her husband's assistant and an English reporter, dies. It is later learned that she died from ingesting cyanide, Initially it is believed she may have given it to herself because she's having emotional problems. But her husband gets a note saying she was murdered so he tries to prove it and part of his plan to bring out the people who were there when his wife died. He gives a toast then everybody gets up to dance or do something. When they return, he takes a drink of champagne and drops dead. So they wonder how the cyanide got into his glass. Her sister who has taken a liking to the reporter learns he is actually an investigator. And he works with the police to find the killer. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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5 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Agatha Christie's Sparkling Cyanide  »

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In the water-skiing scene, in close-up shots Iris' hands are holding the bar with both palms facing downwards on the bar. In the long-shots, the left hand is palm facing downwards, but the right hand is palm facing upwards. See more »

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A bland wallow
12 November 2001 | by (London) – See all my reviews

If you want to wallow in 80s blandness, dive into this movie. An updated Christie that already looks extremely dated. The hair! The make-up! And above all the cloooooothes! The heroine plays her big scene in a .... white crocheted top!!!!! One of the actors is Pamela Bellwood from Dynasty - get the picture? The climactic scenes are set in a cheesy restaurant with a tacky floorshow (I'd love to see the menu), and everybody's bedroom looks like a hotel suite. Actually, all involved do a good workmanlike job of telling the story and there's not a little humour provided by the likes of Aunt Lucilla and the tarty girl who's taken up painting by numbers. Will we ever wear scarlet sequins and navy eyeshadow again? xxxxxxxxx


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