A rich woman plots the murder of her adulterous husband's mistress through a series of elaborate schemes, but soon falls under the suspicion of the investigating detective, who must prove her involvement.

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Faith Kelsey
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Det. Jay Jensen
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Terry Kelsey
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Walter Jefferson
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Jesse Graham
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Marcus Hiller
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James Merrick
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Dr. Phillip Eckhart
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Det. Ron Taylor
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Angelyn Graham
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Susan Redding
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Karen Blake
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Shelley Jefferson Carp
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Grace Jefferson
Denise Gentile ...
Stacey Eckhart
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Through a series of elaborate schemes, a wealthy woman arranges for the murder of her husband's mistress and then takes steps so that the crime won't be traced back to her. The detective investigating the murder soon realizes her role in it, and sets out to find a way to pin the murder on her. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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17 January 1993 (USA)  »

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Contract for Murder  »

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Based on the real-life story of Joy Aylor. She hired a hit man to kill her husband's lover, and was sentenced to life in prison. See more »

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Det. Jay Jensen: That was Terry Kelsey. Somebody at Canyon Lake just tried to kill him with a shotgun.
Det. Ron Taylor: Don't tell me. The shot bounced off his hair and killed fifteen innocent people.
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Bloated
19 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No way should this have been four hours long!

Just tell the story, trim the extraneous characters, and get on with it, guys!

Nevertheless, there's some good buddy-cop work here from Ken Olin and Gary Grubbs, and a decent performance from Cybil Shepherd, still quite stunning at age 43.

I'm glad they added an epilogue to detract from the "Body Heat"-type conclusion. According to what I could gather from the Internet, the Faith character was eventually extradited and is serving out a life term. The killer was executed years ago. (And about that murder scene, why are we allowed to see the guy's face? Er, a little suspense, please?)

I often look up backstories on Wikipedia and was intrigued to learn that Olin, two years my senior, majored in English at Penn State, just like I did. Don't remember the handsome devil in any of my classes, though!


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