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Writers:
Gerry Conway (written by)
Erle Stanley Gardner (characters creator)
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Release Date:
29 November 1993 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
On the set of a popular daytime soap opera 'Mile High', actress Kris Buckner is being forced off by co-star Mark Stratton... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Reasonable enough entry in the series - a typical way for Burr to bow out See more (5 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason

Barbara Hale ... Della Street

William R. Moses ... Ken Malansky

Stuart Damon ... Alex Straub

Linda Dano ... Sandra Drake

Genie Francis ... Kris Buckner

Richard Grove ... Jim Watson

Sean Kanan ... Mark Stratton

Christian Jules Le Blanc ... Sheriff (as Christian LeBlanc)
Charles Macaulay ... District Attorney Markham

James McEachin ... Lt Brock

Karen Moncrieff ... Mimi Hoyle

Richard Riehle ... Mort Aberdine

Arleen Sorkin ... Peg Ferman
Krista Tesreau ... Charlotte Grant
Michael Tylo ... Evan King

Pat Finley ... Judge Andrea Nachman
Hal Harrison ... Businessman
Vern Porter ... Gas Jockey
Jan Waterman ... Wardrobe Girl
Wendelin Harston ... Ticket Clerk
David Richards ... Director / Milt
Greg Moody ... Jack Lester
Kurt Soderstrom ... Guard

Jamie Horton ... Mike Winter
Rich Beall ... Janitor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Mark Boudler ... Officer Jolly (uncredited)
Bill Greene ... Eddie (uncredited)

Mylo Ironbear ... Star Trek Officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Christian I. Nyby II 
 
Writing credits
Gerry Conway (written by)

Erle Stanley Gardner (characters creator)

Produced by
Dean Hargrove .... executive producer
Robin Madden .... associate producer
Fred Silverman .... executive producer
Billy Ray Smith .... producer
Joel Steiger .... co-executive producer
Barry Steinberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Dick DeBenedictis 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Seaman (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Solomon 
 
Casting by
Robert J. Ulrich 
 
Production Design by
Paul Staheli 
 
Set Decoration by
Laurie Holsgrove 
 
Makeup Department
Brenda Blatt .... hair stylist
Patti Dallas .... makeup artist
Roseanne Reid .... hair stylist
Dionne Smith .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Paul Mason .... executive in charge of production
Billy Ray Smith .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gail Joyce Fortmuller .... second assistant director
Gary Grillo .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Randy Holland .... construction coordinator
Susan MacDonald-Petersen .... property master (as Macdonald-Petersen)
 
Sound Department
Jory A. Beckert .... supervising sound editor
James Emerson .... production sound mixer
Andy MacDonald .... re-recording sound mixer (as Andrew Macdonald)
Thomas Meloeny .... re-recording sound mixer (as Tom Meloeny)
Bill Nicholson .... re-recording sound mixer (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Gary Jensen .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Jerry Jencks .... key grip
Lee Nakahara .... camera operator
Douglas O'Kane .... first camera assistant
Ken Seagren .... gaffer
 
Casting Department
Eric Dawson .... casting
Carol Kritzer .... casting associate
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sharon T. Brunn .... costume supervisor (as Sharon Brunn)
Melanie Hennerman .... seamstress
Kelly Andrew King .... wardrobe: men (as Kelly A. King)
Scott O'Leary .... costumer: men
Bryan Saunders .... costume assistant
Kathleen A. Saunders .... costumer: women
 
Editorial Department
Skip Macdonald .... assistant editor
Todd Powers .... post-production coordinator
 
Location Management
Karen Beard .... location manager
 
Music Department
Ted Roberts .... music editor
Fred Steiner .... composer: original Perry Mason theme
 
Transportation Department
Dave West .... transportation captain
 
Other crew
Robert Benevides .... production consultant
Bruce Carey .... legal consultant: Denver
Donna Colabella .... production executive
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer: main title
Jeff Glasser .... script supervisor
Pamela Knapp .... production auditor
Andrea Nachman .... production coordinator
Dennis Smith .... legal advisor
Tony Potter .... production staff (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Raymond Burr .... dedicated to the memory of: 1917-1993
 
Crew believed to be complete


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USA:96 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Mr. Burr was so weak during the shooting that he is always either sitting down or leaning on the props. Near the end of the trial, a double is used to show him walking out of the courtroom.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When examining the security guard in court, Mason uses the term prosecution office when talking about the studio. He meant to say production office and the mistake was not caught prior to airing.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "The Oprah Winfrey Show" (1986)See more »

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7 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Reasonable enough entry in the series - a typical way for Burr to bow out, 21 December 2003
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

On the set of a popular daytime soap opera `Mile High', actress Kris Buckner is being forced off by co-star Mark Stratton. When she says that she'll `kill him before she leaves the show', she makes herself the prime suspect when Stratton is murdered by someone poisoning him. As an old friend, Perry Mason comes to the help of Kris and agrees to defend her. Meanwhile Ken goes in search of information with the help of fan of the show.

The final Perry Mason film which starred Burr in the title role, this is a fairly typical entry in the series that gives the audience all we would usually expect from the films. The plot is OK but it seems a little bit more forced than in other films in the series. The film enjoys poking fun at the soap opera types - although not as gleefully as I would have expected a TVM series to have done!

Mason does his usual stuff - ripping through TV actors in small roles as red herrings etc. Burr is good in the role as one would expect from someone in the role for so long. Moses has his usual stuff to do - chasing thugs with an useless female sidekick, but it is a little lame this time and the autograph hunter is very irritating. The supporting cast contains nobody of note and none of them really excel themselves, just delivering by-the-numbers performances.

Overall Mason fans will like this because it goes through the formula well and has all the usual stuff. The lack of stronger actors and characters in the support cast is a problem, but essentially the film does what all it's predecessors have done - deliver the usual story in a build up to an average scene of minor fireworks where the real killer is revealed.

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