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The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1986)

A detective comes out of retirement to help his daughter's fiance prove that he did not commit a series of murders.

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Claire Dupin
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Adolphe Le Bon
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Phillipe Huron
Maud Rayer ...
Melle L'Espanaye
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Inspector Alphonse
Fernand Guiot ...
Dupar
Patrick Floersheim ...
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Sergeant Marcel
Erick Desmarestz ...
Inspector Bec
Yvette Petit ...
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The mysterious and grisly murders of a mother and daughter leave police investigators puzzled. Few clues were left behind. The killer could not have fled via the windows as they were nailed shut. Nor was the killer observed leaving by neighbors. It seems the only person with the skills to solve the crime is Auguste Dupin, who has been released from the police department by the new prefect. After much persuasion from his daughter, whose fiance is charged with the crime, Dupin begins to investigate the case on his own, and puts together quite an interesting scenario in solving the crime. Written by Sooz <sumaree@inetnebr.com>

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7 December 1986 (USA)  »

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A Morgue-utcai gyilkosság  »

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Auguste Dupin: Nothing comes before chess, my dear. Haven't I taught you anything?
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Just Didn't Deliver
1 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Considering the fine start in this film, the movie overall was a huge disappointment. Part of that great beginning was the cinematography, a real eye-grabber particularly in the first 5-10 minutes.

The story begins to drag after awhile and it wasn't worthwhile sticking with it all the way - even though I did - because the ending is very unsatisfying.

I didn't recognize Rebecca deMornay, she looked so young. Val Kilmer, too, must have been at the beginning of his career. Being a TV movie, the language was pretty tame, which was nice, but the story just didn't deliver. It's not something I would give a second look.


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