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

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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Cast overview, first billed only:
William Flynn
Mark Sisti
Riff Regan ...
Cecelia Pierce
Hank Stratton ...
Greg Smart
Paul Maggioto
Bill Smart
Judy Smart
Pete Randall
Raymond Fowler (as Christopher Jaymes)
Robert Priester ...
J.R. (as Rob Priester)
Detective #1
J. Michael Hunter ...
Detective #2
Ralph Welch (as Sean Bridges)
Marilyn Carter ...
Pam's Mother


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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Murder in New Hampshire  »

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This film's director Joyce Chopra has the same Christian name as the author of the novel To Die For, which was inspired by the plot. Her name is Joyce Maynard and her novel was adapted into a film of the same name To Die For (1995), starring Nicole Kidman. See more »


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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Lame movie
27 August 1999 | by (East Coast US) – See all my reviews

This movie about what at the time was considered one of the most horrific murders ever because of the circumstances, was a waste of time. Helen Hunt was game in the role of Pam Smart, but everything else in this movie was so terrible. Chad Allen as her teen lover was an embarrassment, I couldn't see any reason why they would go head over heels for each other in real life by the way these two actors went pedestrianly about their way. A very big waste of time for anyone who watches this after reading this review.

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