MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 24,325 this week

Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders (1993)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller  -  2 February 1993 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 70 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 1 critic

Steve Catlin was known as a real lady-killer. But it's his new bride's mysterious death that causes his former wife, Edie Ballew, to question how accurate that nickname really is. With ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 919 titles
created 02 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1027 titles
created 25 Dec 2011
 
a list of 1369 titles
created 29 Jul 2012
 
a list of 59 titles
created 04 Aug 2012
 
a list of 137 titles
created 16 Jul 2013
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders (TV Movie 1993)

Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders (TV Movie 1993) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Dark (1993)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Something is alive beneath the surface of the graveyard. Something with the power to destroy and the power to heal. One man, a cop, is determined to kill this mysterious creature. Another, ... See full summary »

Director: Craig Pryce
Stars: Stephen McHattie, Scott Wickware, Brion James
Grim (1995)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  

A team of spelunkers, when investigating a system of caves beneath a small town, come across a hideous creature that can move through walls.

Director: Paul Matthews
Stars: Emmanuel Xuereb, Jack Chancer, Peter Tregloan
The Dark (2005)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In mourning over the tragic drowning of their daughter Sarah, James and Adèle are visited by Ebrill, a young girl who claims she died 60 years ago ... and bares a startling resemblance to Sarah.

Director: John Fawcett
Stars: Sean Bean, Maria Bello, Sophie Stuckey
Shameful Secrets (TV Movie 1993)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Behind the facade of a perfect suburban life lies a secret and insufferable nightmare: a woman and her children are subjected to their father's unpredictable temper and violent outbursts. ... See full summary »

Director: David Carson
Stars: Joanna Kerns, Tim Matheson, LaTanya Richardson
Web of Deception (TV Movie 1994)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A forensic psychatrist of the Police Department falls for a fatal attraction that threatens to terminate his marriage, his career and his life.

Director: Richard A. Colla
Stars: Powers Boothe, Pam Dawber, Lisa Collins
Butchered (Video 2010)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

A group of teens decides to spend the weekend on a local island to say their final goodbyes before heading off to college. Little do they know, a convicted serial killer escapes from the ... See full summary »

Directors: Charles Stewart Jr., Sheila Brothers, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Timothy Woodward Jr., Nikki Beall, Cory Broadwater
Crime of the Century (TV Movie 1996)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 1932, the nation was shocked when the 14-month-old son of Charles Lindberg was kidnapped, held for ransom, and murdered. Two years later, Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted,... See full summary »

Director: Mark Rydell
Stars: Stephen Rea, Isabella Rossellini, J.T. Walsh
Ashes I (2012)
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Frank (Ray Winstone) is confined to a residential home, stricken with Alzheimer's - past, present ad future steadily disintegrating. Then one day, James (Jim Sturgess) appears, wanting to ... See full summary »

Director: Mat Whitecross
Stars: Luke Evans, Jim Sturgess, Ray Winstone
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

After a very messy divorce, a man starts suspecting his ex-wife and her new boyfriend of various crimes.

Director: Jeff Bleckner
Stars: Kelly McGillis, Harry Hamlin, Keith Carradine
Her Deadly Rival (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A man's marriage is threatened by an unknown admirer.

Director: James Hayman
Stars: Harry Hamlin, Annie Potts, Lisa Zane
Deceptions (TV Movie 1990)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A detective gets involved with a suspect in a murder case.

Director: Ruben Preuss
Stars: Harry Hamlin, Robert Davi, Nicollette Sheridan
Home for the Holidays (Video 2013)
Short | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

When a boy in the army cannot be home for Christmas, he sends his girlfriend a collection of candles to remind her of past holiday memories they've shared.

Director: Chiara Farina
Stars: Desiree Srinivas, Richard Mulvihill, Chiara Farina
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Steve Catlin
...
Edie Ballew
K.T. Oslin ...
Candy
...
Bobby Ballew
...
Glen Emory
...
Bea Emory
...
Dyna
...
Detective Sandy Harris
...
Joyce Catlin
...
Martha Catlin
Juliette Marshall ...
Lynda
...
Detective Culbertson
Steven Anthony Jones ...
Dr. Fortin
Peter Anthony Jacobs ...
Coroner
James Hawley Rickman ...
John Ballew
Edit

Storyline

Steve Catlin was known as a real lady-killer. But it's his new bride's mysterious death that causes his former wife, Edie Ballew, to question how accurate that nickname really is. With little more than a hunch and the help of an out-of-town detective, Edie secretly pieces together clues that reveal her cunning and smooth-talking ex-husband as a cold, methodical killer. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

poison | See All (1) »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

2 February 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Crimes de Elite  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

Edie Ballew: There was a time you had the power to make me think that black was white. No more!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Murder so sweet
8 May 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The title of 'Murder so sweet' is the one on the DVD I purchased and while not as informative as the original, it does have a nice play on words as to role that ice cream plays in the plot.

A pretty standard 'made for TV' movie of the week type based on a true life incident. About on a par with others we've all seen, this just rises up a little due to the performance of the two leads. Harry Hamlin as the philandering rough diamond charmer is quite convincing as he slowly turns into a ruthless killer when his back is against the wall. And Helen Shaver as his ex-wife is good too in her role of frightened witness who knows something is very wrong but scared of the consequence of her actions in the face of her friends and family.

Somewhat overwrought at times, it holds the attention and doesn't go too overboard in the finale which is quite downbeat after what has gone before. And I suspect is more true to what actually happened in the real life scenario.

All in all, a pleasant enough watch for this genre and all comes to a satisfying conclusion as truth, justice and the American way hold sway in the land of the free. Well....sometimes.


4 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?