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Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story (1991)

TV Movie  -  M  -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  24 September 1991 (USA)
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Pamela Smart knows exactly what she wants and is willing to do anything to get it. She is fed up with teaching, and her marriage offers little excitement. Looking for a way out she applies ... See full summary »

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Pamela Smart
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William Flynn
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Mark Sisti
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Cecelia Pierce
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Greg Smart
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Paul Maggioto
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Bill Smart
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Judy Smart
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Pete Randall
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Raymond Fowler (as Christopher Jaymes)
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J.R. (as Rob Priester)
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Capt. Jackson
J. Michael Hunter ...
Det. Pelletier
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Ralph Welch (as Sean Bridges)
Marilyn Carter ...
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Pamela Smart knows exactly what she wants and is willing to do anything to get it. She is fed up with teaching, and her marriage offers little excitement. Looking for a way out she applies for a job at a local TV station. When her dreams of fame are dashed by rejection, she seduces 15-year-old Billy, one of her students. Pam challenges Billy to prove his love for her by getting rid of her husband. The stakes heat up with a huge insurance policy on her husband's life. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Their sex games have no boundaries.

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24 September 1991 (USA)  »

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Pamela Smart: What was all that talk about Greg being a bastard and you loving me? Did you say all that just so you could get into my pants one more time?
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Helen Hunt as a nasty sociopath....
8 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

she does quite well in this made for TV film. She certainly provides the audience with the personality of a hate-worthy narcissist, who, once she cannot get her way, and rise to stardom on TV news, decides the way to solve her career problem is to have her husband executed.

Pamela Smart apparently was able to manipulate a student, Billy (well portrayed by a young Chad Allen). She worked as media director at a high school, but that was not good enough for her lofty aspirations, so she manipulated Billy and his friend to murder Greg Smart, promising them insurance money as pay-off. (There was no money). There is actually an amusing scene after her husband has been murdered, and Pamela Smart is worried about how she will look on the 6PM news.

Hank Stratton as Gregory Smart is a bit too innocent, but we do feel sorry for his fate. Seems an odd question, but did Pam Smart ever hear of divorce?.

Howard Hesseman is not in the film long enough, but offers a good performance, and the courtroom scenes are thankfully left to a minimum. Michael Learned and Ken as Greg's well-meaning parents.

Overall a decent docudrama which has probably been elevated to cult status by now, as Pamela Smart in real life is now petitioning for yet another appeal. 7/10.


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