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Murder Story (1989)

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Tony Zonis wants to write the next great suspense thriller, so he decides to study the work of master crime writer, Willard Hope. Together, they pick through newspaper stories, looking for ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Willard Hope
Bruce Boa ...
Corrigan
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Tony Zonis
Stacia Burton ...
Marty
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bill Bailey ...
Billy van Wyck / Keelman
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Ben Zonis
Jeff Harding ...
Larry DeLeo
Kate Harper ...
Miss Swann
George Isherwood ...
The Neighbour
William Jongeneel ...
Toe-Jam
Natasja Kloosterman ...
Party Girl
Michael Krass ...
Roach
Joop Le Belle ...
Security Guard
Miriam Slisser ...
Prostitute 1
Marie Stillin ...
Judy Zonis
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Tony Zonis wants to write the next great suspense thriller, so he decides to study the work of master crime writer, Willard Hope. Together, they pick through newspaper stories, looking for the unusual event that will make a good thriller. What they find is murder. A government cover-up... an international scandal... and the bodies are just beginning to fall into place. Now Tony isn't just writing the next best-seller... he's writing his own obituary. Written by Anonymous

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His first novel could mean his last rites

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21 September 1989 (USA)  »

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Il fascino dell'omicidio  »

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10 June 2002 | by (Upstate New York) – See all my reviews

It's OK.

The "Willard Hope Technique," whereby someone trying to write cuts newspaper articles out at random and assembles them to create a plot for a novel gets a young fan of Hope into trouble when he tries it for himself. The technique recalls Harry Stephen Keeler's "webwork" which is essentially the same.

Sort of a poorer version of Three Days of the Condor, where someone stumbles across a real plot.


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