MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 8,126 this week

Poisoned by Love: The Kern County Murders (1993)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  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 79 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 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:

Writers:

(as Caliope K. Brattlestreet) ,
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

WATCH NOW

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 330 titles
created 12 Oct 2011
 
a list of 1038 titles
created 25 Dec 2011
 
a list of 1503 titles
created 14 May 2012
 
a list of 63 titles
created 04 Aug 2012
 
a list of 407 titles
created 1 month ago
 

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... 

Ashes III (2010)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

An obsessive doctor working on a cure for AIDS unwittingly creates an aggressive new bacteria that deteriorates the body and enrages the mind.

Director: Elias Matar
Stars: Enrique Almeida, Joel Bryant, Chris Trouble Delfosse
The Shadows (2011)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

Marooned on a mysterious lighthouse island during a storm, five friends are forced to reveal their secrets and face their darkest fears.

Director: Sabrina Mansfield
Stars: Nalita Murray, Alan Collett, Elizabeth O'Brick
Comedy | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.8/10 X  

Assistant greenskeeper invites friends for a country club birthday party. A killer dressed as a greenskeeper crashes the party and kills people with golf tools.

Directors: Kevin Greene, Adam Johnson, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Allelon Ruggiero, Bruce Taylor, Ron Lester
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
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A man (Rick Worthington) assaults the Alta Vista Hospital taking four women, a man and two babies as hostages. He wants to kill Dr. Garrick, who, according to Worthington, ruined his life ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Levin
Stars: Harry Hamlin, Teri Garr, Terry O'Quinn
Under Investigation (Video 1993)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The police finds a dead woman in painter Strong's apartment: tied up and maltreated as in a ritual murder. Strong has disappeared. During the search for him the investigating detective ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Meyer
Stars: Harry Hamlin, Joanna Pacula, Ed Lauter
Bay Coven (TV Movie 1987)
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young newlywed couple move into a remote village in middle America only to find a secret coven of witches who want them to join all the fun; or face the consequences.

Director: Carl Schenkel
Stars: Pamela Sue Martin, Tim Matheson, Barbara Billingsley
Breeders (1997)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

An alien travels to Earth on a meteorite and mates with humans to preserve its species and destroy humanity.

Director: Paul Matthews
Stars: Todd Jensen, Samantha Womack, Oliver Tobias
Drama | Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Charlie is an introverted person getting out of prison. He feeds in an apartment and starts dreaming of the woman who died in this apartment. And his fantasies of this woman getting worse and worse.

Director: Justin Dossetti
Stars: Kirk Harris, Jack Rubio, Clifton Collins Jr.
The Dead of Night (Video 2004)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.8/10 X  

A group of teenagers hold a party in a cemetery. Several of the teens turn into evil and ugly demonic creatures after being attacked by a hideous monster in said cemetery. The possessed ... See full summary »

Directors: Tom Duncan, Serge Rodnunsky
Stars: Tom Brennan, Brian Crowe, Rich Finley
Wall of Secrets (TV Movie 2003)
Thriller | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A young couple move into an apartment, only to find they are being monitored by a mysterious stranger.

Director: Francois Gingras
Stars: Nicole Eggert, Dean McDermott, Bruce Gray
Bread Crumbs (2009)
Short | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

When a trio of bread connoisseurs respond to an online ad for a bread-tasting at a self-proclaimed baker's home, they soon discover that criticizing this stranger's baking skills was a huge mistake.

Director: Alex Llera
Stars: Elias Ghantous, Rubi Herrera, Alex Llera
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

Recent Posts
what really happened nielsen-larryb

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?