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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
Darrell Larson ...
Ronald Stark
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Hugh Rayburn
Annabella Price ...
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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Lorna's Friend
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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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18 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

I know Tom Bird personally, he has been going to my church since he got out on parole. It came as a shock to me that we had a convicted murderer in my church when i found out in early high school. I don't know about Lorna, but Tom currently works at a catering business owned by a couple at church. He and his wife were also teaching the Sunday school class for high schoolers, i haven't been for a while so i don't know if they are still doing that or not. His wife is also the principal of the private school at the church. It is up to you to decide if he is innocent or guilty, and i don't have all the information, i haven't even read the whole book or seen the movie, but he is a very very weird man and i would not doubt he was guilty. He gave me the creeps from the very first time i met him, even before i realized who he was. It is some pretty freaky stuff to have a felon in your church.


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