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Murder in Three Acts (1986)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  30 September 1986 (USA)
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In Acapulco, Hercule Poirot attends a dinner party in which one of the guests clutches his throat and suddenly dies. The causes seem to be natural until another party with most of the same guests produces another corpse.

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Hercule Poirot's assistant, Hastings, calls him down to Acapulco in Mexico where he can write his memoirs but Hastings drags him to a party populated with Hastings' new friends. There's Janet Crisp - the writer, Daisy Eastman and her daughter 'Egg', Ricardo Montoya, Dr. Strange, Miss Milray the housekeeper and Charles Cartwright the famous American actor. But at the party another guest - Rev. Babbington - dies from poisoning and when Dr. Strange also dies from poisoning, Poirot must swing into action before the serial killer strikes again... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Movie Stars. Martinis. Murder. All in Romantic Acapulco.

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Trivia

The setting has been transferred to Acapulco, and the character of Mr Satterthwaite was replaced by Poirot regular Hastings. See more »

Goofs

In the finale after Charles Cartwrights speech about giving his finest performance in jail, he starts to walk out to be taken into custody. In front of him as he walks, the boom mic can clearly be seen behind the sofa. See more »

Quotes

Hercule Poirot: Have you ever noticed a secret passage that does not start in the library?
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Referenced in Lukas: Hasch mich (1998) See more »

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Lackluster Adaptation
17 January 2007 | by (NJ, United States) – See all my reviews

Ustinov is great, as always, but the movie is your basic made-for-TV fare. The setting is changed from the novel. I think this really hurt the production. You feel more like your watching an episode of "The Love Boat" than an Agatha Christie mystery. The plot is pretty decent, but it feels as if the cast is just going through the motions. And in my opinion, being that many of the stars just seem to have small parts, I find it's rather easy to spot the murderer. Still, it makes sense and everyone does a decent job with what's there, but I'd def. like to see this remade, esp. with David Suchet. Still, not bad for an afternoon's viewing.


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