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Dead Man's Folly (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Mystery | Drama  -  8 January 1986 (USA)
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During a murder hunt game at a country house, to which Hercule Poirot is invited as an "expert", a real murder occurs.

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Hercule Poirot is called in by his crime writer friend, Ariadne Oliver and discovers that she is troubled. She has been asked to create a "Murder Hunt" game for a fair at Nass House and she is puzzled with all the help she is getting. Poirot and his assistant, Captain Hastings arrive at the fair to see what is going on. They find a couple on the brink of divorce, a rich Lord and a dizzy Lady, an old lady, trapped in the horrors of the past and a womanizing architect. Things take a turn for the worse when during the "Murder Hunt" the girl playing the "dead" body is murdered for real, an old man's body is pulled from the local lake and the Lady of the manor goes missing when a face from her past shows up. It is clear to Poirot that someone is playing the game for real and he sets out to discover who it is... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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murder | game | fair | hercule poirot | girl | See more »

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8 January 1986 (USA)  »

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Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly  »

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Nicholas Gecks was seen for Michael Weyman. See more »

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The title of Ariadne Oliver's latest novel, "Hatchets Blood and a Parakeet", is - dependent on how you read it - incorrect in either grammar or punctuation, something which would be picked up at the proof-reading editorial stage by her publishers. See more »

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Amanda Brewis: Men are such fools.
Hercule Poirot: And why should you make such an observation, madamoiselle?
Amanda Brewis: They can be so shrewd, and then they go off and marry the wrong woman...
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Follows Death on the Nile (1978) See more »

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Not brilliant but OK
26 May 2005 | by (Utrecht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is not one of the best movies based on a Agatha Christie novel but i have seen worse. As for Ustinov as Poirot well...i'm getting tired of all those "fans" who claim that Suchett is the "definitive" Poirot, or that Ustinov is the better one. I enjoy both of them as i think both put their own stamp on the part and both have made Poirot movies that were either good or mediocre. This one is not as good as Evil under the sun or Death on the Nile but it still provides you with 90 minutes of entertainment. Most of the acting is so so. I did like Jean Stapleton as Ariadne Oliver but Ustinov has done better in the other Poirot movies i mentioned. Good for a rainy Sunday afternoon.


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