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

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  9 November 1986 (USA)
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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.

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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>

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Perry Mason - Meurtre en direct  »

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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 »

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Even if someone else had exchanged the blank for a live round, the state would not dismiss homicide charges against the defendant as he was guilty of manslaughter due to pointing a firearm at another and failing to verify a blank round was loaded. See more »

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Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (1992) See more »

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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.'"


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