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Murder Ordained (1987)

Based on the true story of a bedroom-eyed Kansas preacher who decided that getting rid of his wife, and his secretary's husband, was the will of the Lord.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Trooper John Rule
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Lorna Anderson
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Bobbi Birk
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Mike Buckley
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Martin Anderson
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Ronald Stark
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Hugh Rayburn
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Sandy Bird
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Warren
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Nancy Horst
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Vern Humphrey
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Tom Bird
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Loraine Rule
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Bruce Linton
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This is the story of a minister who's feeling unhappy in his marriage who then has an affair with a church employee, who is also married, and who also has affairs, and whose husband is unwilling to divorce her. One day the minister's wife is found dead, in what appears to be an auto accident, but the highway patrolman who investigated the accident doesn't think that it's an accident but doesn't have enough evidence to justify an investigation. Later, when the woman's husband is killed an investigation begins. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Crime | Drama

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3 May 1987 (USA)  »

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Blutige Hände  »

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1.33 : 1
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Based on events in Emporia, Kansas, from 1983 to 1987. Lorna Anderson was paroled in 2007; Tom Bird was paroled in 2004--and announced his intention to work as a marriage counselor. See more »

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This movie grabs hold of you and will not let go. Very good Movie!!!
16 September 2000 | by (Texas,U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I think this is one of the best movies I have ever seen. It keeps you glued to the Tv the whole time and hating any interruptions. It is well made and I think it is even more fascinating just how it seems to stick in a person's mind. Alot of people on the internet have become so involved with the real life case as a result of this movie, that they are constantly looking for new information on this case. This movie literally makes you hate to see it end and I love watching it over and over again.


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