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Murder Story (1989)

PG  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  21 September 1989 (USA)
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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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Crime | Thriller

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21 September 1989 (USA)  »

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Il fascino dell'omicidio  »

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Baby, It's You
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Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Luther Dixon and Mack David
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Not a killer
23 December 1999 | by (Québec, Québec, Canada) – See all my reviews

One of those movies where you have to wait until the last 30 minutes to appreciate the first hour. In other words: good plot on the whole, but slow to start. I found the film to be interesting only when it became obvious that Tony, the young would-be writer, is willing to risk a lot in order to assume the freedom of being "non-conformist", which is, in his own words, one of the main roles of an artist in any society, and which often means assuming a real risk, even in the US.


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