Charles Lattimore, an author of a book about a famous murder trial, meets up with his ex wife Laura, at her college, where he is due to give a series of lectures, on how to write a ... See full summary »
Charles Lattimore, an author of a book about a famous murder trial, meets up with his ex wife Laura, at her college, where he is due to give a series of lectures, on how to write a successful novel. When one of his students, asks to meet him later that night, to discuss the course, and is found murdered. Lattimore has no alibi, and he begins to suspect, that the subject of his book, has arranged the killing, to get back at him, for the evidence, Lattimore gave during the trial. Written by
When Det. Dowling "borrows" the book from Prof. Lattimore, the chalkboard eraser is laying on the desk. Then Prof. Lattimore is rubbing the desk with it. Then it is stationary again, before disappearing altogether in the long shot. See more »
"Murder 101" is a not-bad made-for-TV mystery movie. Some of its red herrings are a bit obvious, but the final revelation is indeed a surprise. However, the WAY the movie manages to surprise you is, as someone else on this page has already said, by breaking its own rules. At one point, college professor/mystery writer Brosnan teaches his students that when they reveal the villain in a mystery story, they must have left enough clues for the reader/viewer to make him say "Of course! How didn't I think of that?". That's exactly what this movie DOESN'T do. It leaves out the clues that are essential for someone to discover the real culprit behind the crimes. So I guess you could say that it cheats. But if you like Brosnan, you may not mind. (**)
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