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Appointment with Death (1988)

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Emily Boynton, step-mother to the three Boynton children and mother to Ginevra, blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope, into destroying a second will of her late husband which would ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nadine Boynton
Miss Quinton
Lennox Boynton
Valerie Richards ...
John Terlesky ...
Amber Bezer ...
Douglas Sheldon ...
Captain Rogers
Michael Sarne ...
Healey (as Mike Sarne)
Michael Craig ...
Lord Peel


Emily Boynton, step-mother to the three Boynton children and mother to Ginevra, blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope, into destroying a second will of her late husband which would have freed the childern from her dominating influence. She takes herself and the children on holiday to Europe and the Holy Land. In Jerusalem, Hercule Poirot meets up with a woman friend, Dr. King who falls in love with Raymond Boynton to Emily's disapproval. Lady Westholme, her secretary and Cope are following them too. The children discover about the second will and Emily succeeds in rubbing the rest up the wrong way causing much hatred towards her. At a dig, everybody wonders about the camp and Emily is found dead... poisoned. Poirot investigates... Written by Lee Horton <>

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27 April 1988 (France)  »

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$960,040 (USA)

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This movie attempted to utilize the formula of an all star cast using exotic locations which had been the trademark of the Richard B. Goodwin-John Brabourne Agatha Christie movies Death on the Nile (1978) and Evil Under the Sun (1982). Their Murder on the Orient Express (1974) and The Mirror Crack'd (1980) also had all star casts albeit the exotic locations. See more »


Mrs. Emily Boynton: I never forget anything: not a name, not a face, not an action.
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Follows Dead Man's Folly (1986) See more »


The Washington Post
Music by John Philip Sousa
Arranged by Frank Barber
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An exciting „all could done' story with many humor
8 August 2002 | by (Hungary) – See all my reviews

Actually this was the last Agatha Christie movie that I saw so I compared with the others. The original story is not too exciting just the original „all could done' story with many humor. But the place. The book is set in Jordania in the Petra which was mentioned once in the film but it was set in Jerusalem. It's a bit funny. So the book nearly has no connection with the film. Altought the movie is very enjoyable. Peter Ustinov gaves us a bit less of hes power but the others complete it. Piper Laurie gives us a perfect picture about the the evil-gently stepmother but alas, she had been killed. Lauren Bacall renewed her 18 older role greatly. (Orient express) and played the nasty Parliament-member greatly. From the others Hayley Mills and Sir John Gielgud are the only ones who are deserve to have a comment. They are quite good in their roles. The whole film was very good and all Agatha Christie fans have to watch it!

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