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Tricks of the Trade (1988)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Mystery  -  6 December 1988 (USA)
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Catherine
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Marla
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Frank
James Whitmore Jr.
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Lt. Stryker
John Durbin
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Criminal
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Donald Todsen
Tanya Boyd ...
Beverly
Laura Owens ...
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Tony
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Al
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Catherine's world goes to pieces when she learns from the police that her husband Donald got killed - shot in the apartment of a prostitute! To her he was a model husband, determined to make them wealthy by investment banking. Catherine visits the call girl Marla and they befriend each other. But soon they're both threatened by filthy guys who are on the search for something that Donald stole from them. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

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Sitcom stars excel in saucy comic-mystery
28 February 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Cindy Williams is very cute playing a sheltered Southern California society wife whose shady stockbroker husband (John Ritter) is killed in the apartment of a Hollywood hooker (Markie Post); the two women eventually form an uneasy alliance and team up to catch the murderers. Not-bad TV-movie with some flash and sass. Williams and Post share an amusingly bristly, appealing rapport and the supporting players are well-chosen. The mystery angle is all over the place, with too many aimless stops at Williams' plush digs in Brentwood--but even though the details aren't smoothed out, the movie is still rather satisfying and has several funny sequences.


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