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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.

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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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9 November 1986 (USA)  »

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Perry Mason - Assassinio in diretta  »

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Last Perry Mason TV movie to have been shot in Canada, and also the second and last one to have been filmed in Toronto. See more »

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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 »

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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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