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Writers (WGA):
John Dillman (book)
John McGreevey (teleplay)
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Release Date:
3 October 1988 (USA) See more »
He's after a man who married for money. Insurance money.
Torrid, low-brow drama based on the true story of a police detective's relentless investigation into an insurance fraud involving a woman's murder... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Patrick Duffy ... John Dillman

Charles Durning ... Reverend Samuel Corey

Michael O'Keefe ... Dr. Cassius William 'Bill' Sander

Lisa Blount ... Karen Sader
Jacqueline Brookes ... Doris

Fred Dalton Thompson ... Frank Sweeny (as Fred Thompson)

Ron Canada ... Lt. Jack Tolliver

Michael C. Gwynne ... Lt. Al Kerns

Richard Cox ... Irvin Dymond
Julie Fulton

Alexandra Powers ... Patricia 'Trish' Jaworsky
Amparo Kassens ... Giselle
Lindeigh Scotte ... Miyoshi
Coquina Dunn ... Peaches
Ron Chapman ... Client
Sybil Harris ... Madame
Ina Hamilton ... Marriage Clerk
John N. Simons ... Sgt. Leas

Lawrence P. Casey ... Follett (as Lawrence Casey)
Richard Glover ... Wilkinson
Amy McKenzie ... Hotel Clerk

Russ Fega ... Insurance Salesman
Marjie Rynearson ... Neighbor
Kyle Marsh ... Angel
Bob Sorenson ... San Antonio Lab Man
Anita Gregory ... Sweeny's Secretary

Henry Kendrick ... Officer Polk (as Henry M. Kendrick)

Dave Adams ... Agent Hicks
Dick Armstrong ... Court Clerk (as Richard Armstrong)
Kenneth Bridges ... Judge Becker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ted King ... Juror (uncredited)
Flynn Welles ... Office Clerk, Elevator scene (uncredited)

Directed by
Jerrold Freedman 
Writing credits
John Dillman (book)

John McGreevey (teleplay)

Produced by
Michael Barnathan .... producer
Mitch Engel .... associate producer
Gary Hoffman .... executive producer
Mark Reitz .... assistant producer
Edgar J. Scherick .... executive producer
Original Music by
Michel Rubini 
Cinematography by
Shelly Johnson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Steven Cohen  (as Steve Cohen)
Production Design by
Bill Malley 
Set Decoration by
Susan Volk 
Costume Design by
Elizabeth McBride 
Makeup Department
Joe Hailey .... makeup artist
Annie Mayo .... hair stylist
Ingrid Udine .... makeup artist
Production Management
James Margellos .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Alisa Matlovsky .... second assistant director
Chase Newhart .... first assistant director
Art Department
Marcia Calosio .... property master
Steven Renick .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Don Broughton .... sound
Jeremy Hoenack .... sound editor
Phillip W. Palmer .... sound (as Phillip Palmer)
Robert Wald .... sound
Christine Anne Baur .... stunt coordinator (as Christine Baur)
Steve Kelso .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Charla Barnathan .... still photographer
Michael Bolner .... gaffer
Marlin Hall .... key grip
M. Todd Henry .... camera operator
Bill L. Burwell .... electrician (uncredited)
Philip Lee .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Kyle T. MacDowell .... electrician (uncredited)
Jesse Mather .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Casting Department
Pam Dixon .... casting
Carol Lefko .... casting associate
Darlene Wyatt .... casting: Phoenix
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Guy Erickson .... costumer
Brian Kirk .... costumer
Editorial Department
Bradford Scherick .... editorial support
Music Department
Lucy S. Dubin .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Kenny Mason .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Lee Nowak .... script supervisor
Crew believed to be complete

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94 min
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Based on a true story, 13 January 2001
Author: James Prine ( from New Orleans, La.

John Dillmann was a highly-decorated, veteran Homicide Detective for the New Orleans Police Department. This movie, based on Dillmann's true crime book of the same name, details one of his more interesting cases. It actually happened in much the way it is depicted here, except that it actually happened in New Orleans, Louisiana, and not Phoenix, Arizona. It should be noted that Dillmann in real life is a lot more professional than he's depicted in this movie.

This incident was first reported as a 'routine' hit-and-run fatality accident in East New Orleans, and due to pressure from the victim's family, the case got bumped over to the Homicide Division. The victim, by the way, was a very pretty girl visiting New Orleans on her honeymoon! Dillmann got the case and, after speaking with the girl's family and checking the incident report, quickly realized that something far more sinister had actually transpired. The book is excellent; I wish the movie was as high quality an item.

I rate it 7 out of 10.

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