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Release Date:
9 November 1986 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Ron Satlof 
Writing credits
Anne Collins (teleplay) (as Anne C. Collins)

Dean Hargrove (story) &
Joel Steiger (story)

Erle Stanley Gardner (characters creator)

Produced by
Dean Hargrove .... executive producer
Jeff Peters .... associate producer
Fred Silverman .... executive producer
Joel Steiger .... supervising producer
Barry Steinberg .... producer
Original Music by
Dick DeBenedictis 
Cinematography by
Héctor R. Figueroa (director of photography) (as Hector Figueroa)
Film Editing by
David Solomon 
Casting by
Carol L. Dudley  (as Carol Dudley)
Art Direction by
Charles Dunlop 
Set Decoration by
Carol Lavoie 
Costume Design by
Ronn Rynhart 
Makeup Department
David R. Beecroft .... hair stylist (as David Beecroft)
Irene Kent .... makeup artist
Production Management
Brad Blake .... post-production supervisor
Michael MacDonald .... production manager
Mike Moder .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Nasella .... first assistant director (as Jim Nasella)
Howard Rothschild .... second assistant director
Andrew Shea .... third assistant director
Art Department
Paul Harding .... property master
Sound Department
Stuart Ablaza .... foley editor
John Asman .... sound re-recording mixer (as John B. Asman)
Neil Brody .... sound re-recording mixer
Richard Lightstone .... production sound mixer
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer
Special Effects by
Neil Trifunovich .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Bob Bralver .... stunt coordinator
Shelley Cook .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Branko Racki .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Andy Chmura .... camera operator
Wayne Goodchild .... key grip
Elisha Harris .... gaffer
Rae Thurston .... gaffer
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Erla Lank .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Carter DeHaven .... assistant editor (as Carter DeHaven IV)
Donald Freeman .... colorist (2014 Remaster)
Music Department
Stan Jones .... music editor
Ted Roberts .... music supervisor
Fred Steiner .... composer: original Perry Mason theme
Transportation Department
Norm Henderson .... transportation coordinator
Robert Benjamin .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Dave West .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Shelley A. Boylen .... production coordinator (as Shelley Boylen)
Michael Brownstone .... location manager
Donna Colabella .... production executive
Susanna David .... script supervisor
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer: main titles
Lacia Kornylo .... production accountant
Dennis Smith .... legal advisor
Eric Banz .... production assistant (uncredited)
Christopher Comrie .... assistant accountant (uncredited)

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120 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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 »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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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1 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
a memorable quote, 2 April 2001
Author: stepmom43 from Texas

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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