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Ten Little Indians (1989)

Ten people are invited to go on an African safari, only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could one of them be the killer?

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Rehash of classic Agatha Christie story about 10 people who believe they have won a trip to go on an African safari, but are soon killed off one by one by an unknown murderer. Written by Mike Hatchett <hatchetts13@webtv.net>

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The original script was much more faithful to the original Agatha Christie novel with the setting on an island and the original grim conclusion of the book. However, producer Harry Alan Towers changed it at the last second when he realized that it would be cheaper to shoot in the African outback and that the novel's ending is less marketable than Christie's happier resolution from the play version of the story. See more »

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When the survivors are burying the first victim, one of them comments that they "didn't even know" the person's name. However, during the accusation scene, all ten characters are present and all ten characters' full names are used. See more »

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General Romensky: In the end, I suppose, it does not matter what you did to people. It matters who you held
[indicates his heart]
General Romensky: here.
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Connections

Version of Ten Little Indians (1987) See more »

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Written, Performed and Produced by Noël Coward
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29 September 2000 | by (Morris Plains, NJ) – See all my reviews

there have been three (3) remakes of And Then There Were None, my question is WHY? the original version, except for the hockey hollywood type ending, was well nigh perfect. Agatha Christie wrote a fantastic mystery yarn of ten people brought to an isolated island, and eliminated, one by one, until "there were none". the book needed an epilog to explain the solution to was seemed a supernatural tale of punishment. i can understand why Ms Christy's tale had to be somewhat edited for the screen, as there were several overt racist comments and attitudes that had to be expunged. i likewise understand the hollywood need for a happy ending at all times, though i don't agree with that premise. the original And Then There Were None had a superb cast and original story. the only problem is the happy ending, which was a hollywood decree. this film did not need one remake, much less three. i can never understand why the powers that be continually insult the intelligence of their audience, but it seems to be an ongoing problem with them.


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