6.8/10
233
5 user 1 critic

Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986)

An actor rigs a fake on-air shooting with the connivance of his friend, the show's host, but the practical joke goes horribly wrong when the gun, which he'd loaded with blanks, turns out to contain a live round.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay) (as Anne C. Collins), (story) | 2 more credits »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Perry Mason Returns (TV Movie 1985)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

When his former secretary (Barbara Hale) is accused of a murder, Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) gives up a judgeship to defend her.

Director: Ron Satlof
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Jordan White, a publisher friend of Perry, is called to a hotel where a guest, famous horror writer David Hall, has cleared out the hotel for a weekend and has called his "friends" - an ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Lang
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Della meets up with an old friend, a child that she used to baby-sit and she and Perry are invited to meet the friend's new wife, Suzanne. Meanwhile, Suzanne rents out her house to four ... See full summary »

Director: Ron Satlof
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Thatcher Horton is owner of a Denver sports arena and a couple of sports teams. Bobby Spencer a friend of Ken was one of his hockey players. It seems that Horton verbally promised him that ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, Alexandra Paul
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

On the set of a popular daytime soap opera 'Mile High', actress Kris Buckner is being forced off by co-star Mark Stratton. When she says that she'll 'kill him before she leaves the show', ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dr Sheila Carlin is good friends with Della who calls Perry in when she is being pestered by someone. On the theory that it could be somebody that she works with at a radio stations she ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Air Force Lt. Col. Kevin Parks was arrested and convicted for a murder of a woman and is trying to appeal for the second time when one of the first appeal lawyers, Perry, finds a new ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A priest is murdered and the suspect is a nun. And it's been rumored that the two of them are having an affair.

Director: Ron Satlof
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous rock singer who was found shot to death after having had an argument with her husband who was also her manager.

Director: Ron Satlof
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Ken Malansky is a law student attending a class being taught by Perry Mason. When a friend tells him that his girlfriend was assaulted by a fellow student, Ken rushes to the university's ... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, Alexandra Paul
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The chief suspects in the murder of an author are the numerous colleagues whom he continuously plagiarized.

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The owner of a cosmetics company is unveiling a new cream which she claims she's been using. She's been keeping her age a secret and now reveals that she's 60 and owes her appearance to the... See full summary »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Robert McCay
...
Eric Brenner
...
Steve Carr
...
Judge
...
...
...
Alison Carr
Ross Petty ...
Peter Towne
Mary Kane ...
Kate Huntley
...
Sharon Loring
...
Ray Anderson
Edit

Storyline

A comedian hatches a great joke: rig a fake killing live on TV. He takes a gun with blanks, and shoots his accomplice during a talk show. Happy that his joke has been successful, he walks away. His accomplice is really dead, however, and nearly a million viewers saw him pull the trigger. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 November 1986 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Perry Mason - Meurtre en direct  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Jennifer O'Neal who played a lead role in this episode was also a lead player n a television series called Cover UP two years earlier. That show ended soon after a male lead, Jon-Eric Hexum, accidentally shot and killed himself with a prop gun on set. See more »

Goofs

The suspect tells Mason he is not a murderer, however gross negligence such as pointing a firearm at another coupled with failing to check that it did in fact contain a blank round constitutes manslaughter, a lesser degree of murder. See more »

Connections

Follows The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

a memorable quote
2 April 2001 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Perry Mason (speaking to a group of prospective college alumni donors): "There was a trial once in which the artist Whistler sued a man for liable about remarks he made concerning the fees Whistler charged for his paintings. 'Can you tell me,' the opposing lawyer asked, 'how long it took to complete your painting?' Whistler replied, 'two days.' 'And you expect 200 guineas for your two days work?' 'No, I expect it for the knowledge of a lifetime.'"


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?