MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 16,726 this week

Death in Small Doses (1995)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  16 January 1995 (USA)
5.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 157 users  
Reviews: 3 user | 1 critic

One night Nancy Lyon awakes in pain and dies shortly after - poisoned with arsenic. Her family immediately suspects her husband Richard, who left her temporarily the year before because of ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 16 titles
created 26 Mar 2013
 
a list of 3645 titles
created 14 May 2013
 
list image
a list of 29 titles
created 06 Dec 2013
 
a list of 1046 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 407 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Death in Small Doses (TV Movie 1995)

Death in Small Doses (TV Movie 1995) 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 Death in Small Doses.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Down, Out & Dangerous (TV Movie 1995)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Brad, a happily married business man, meets Tim, a disturbed drifter, who he tries to help. After a neighbor dies suspiciously, Brad mistakenly thinks covering it up will be for the best, ... See full summary »

Director: Noel Nosseck
Stars: Richard Thomas, Bruce Davison, Cynthia Ettinger
Timepiece (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Set in the 1940's, James Earl Jones as an an old clockmaker faces racism and is tried for murder when the racist is killed. However, Kevin Kilner comes forward and claims to have commmitted... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Cole
Stars: Naomi Watts, Kevin Kilner, James Earl Jones
The Invaders (TV Movie 1995)
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

The classic sci-fi series of the '60s returns as one man, Scott Bakula, tries to stop an invasion of the earth by aliens disguised as humans.

Director: Paul Shapiro
Stars: Scott Bakula, Elizabeth Peña, Richard Thomas
Annie's Point (TV Movie 2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Richard Eason is flat-out filling his late father's shoes as CEO of an east Coast real estate developing company, so he can't spend nearly as much time with mother Annie and daughter Ella ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Switzer
Stars: Betty White, Richard Thomas, Amy Davidson
What Love Sees (TV Movie 1996)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Based on a true story, spanning fifteen years during the turmoil of the Second World War, this is an incredible and inspiring saga of two young people whose very special relationship helps ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Switzer
Stars: Richard Thomas, Annabeth Gish, August Schellenberg
Common Ground (TV Movie 1990)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Fact based story about the racial tensions that occurred in Boston in the 1970's because of court ordered busing to end desegregation. The story focuses on an African-American mother ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Newell
Stars: Erika Alexander, Roy T. Anderson, Bobby Bell
Final Jeopardy (TV Movie 1985)
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A small-town couple find themselves stranded in an unfamiliar, and unfriendly, big city. Weaving in and out of the proceedings are a bunch of murderous criminals with names like DOA, Ice ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Pressman
Stars: Richard Thomas, Mary Crosby, Jeff Corey
The Master of Ballantrae (TV Movie 1984)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: Douglas Hickox
Stars: John Gielgud, Ian Richardson, Finola Hughes
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a "special" assignment. He must answer a little girl's question about whether Santa Claus really exists. ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott
Stars: Richard Thomas, Edward Asner, Charles Bronson
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Biography of country music star Barbara Mandrell looks at her early career and follows her career through the tragic auto accident in 1984 which almost killed her and her ultimate recovery ... See full summary »

Director: Jerry London
Stars: Maureen McCormick, Dwight Schultz, Greg Kean
Anna's Dream (TV Movie 2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

After a gymnastics accident leaves her paraplegic, 18-year-old Anna Morgan returns to high school. Because of time lost due to her injury and rehab, she is repeating her junior year, with ... See full summary »

Director: Colin Bickley
Stars: Lindsay Felton, Cara DeLizia, Connie Sellecca
A Thousand Men and a Baby (TV Movie 1997)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A baby in a foreign land is adopted by the men on a U.S. Navy ship and brought to America.

Director: Marcus Cole
Stars: Richard Thomas, Gerald McRaney, Jonathan Banks
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Richard Lyon
...
Asst. D.A. Jerri Sims
...
Nancy Lyon
...
Det. Ortega
...
Bill Dillard Jr.
Matthew Posey ...
Guthrie
C.K. Bibby
Mitchell Laurance
...
(as Richard Olsen)
...
Bridget
Susan Rohrer ...
Mary Helen Dillard
Caroline Dollar ...
Allison
...
Edit

Storyline

One night Nancy Lyon awakes in pain and dies shortly after - poisoned with arsenic. Her family immediately suspects her husband Richard, who left her temporarily the year before because of an affair. Especially Nancy's brother is keen on getting the children away from the suspected murderer. All evidence points against Richard, but in court Richard surprisingly presents proof that his wife had depressions and maybe killed herself - or are these proofs just fake? -- Depicts an authentic case. Written by Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

We all have a secret. Hers is a killer.

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 January 1995 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Última Dose  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed in 1993 but not broadcast until 1995. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Pain in Large Doses
29 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Although supposedly based on actual incidents, this film "depicts an authentic case" in the same way that "Police Squad" depicts authentic investigative techniques. If this film at all accurately conveys the trial of Richard Lyons, then everyone involved should be disbarred.

It's hard to shine an accusatory spotlight on any one member of this cast, but Tess Harper, as Assistant D.A. Jerri Sims, looks particularly lost during the entire film. Not that she's given much to work with, mind you.

Sondra Locke's direction lacks focus. She hits every plotpoint with such heavy-handedness, that the viewer literally hears a "bum - bum - BAH" in their head as each one is revealed. This, coupled with the fact that she can't seem to decide just what this story is about, suggests she should apprentice a bit more at her craft.


5 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Aired today eng_aditi
Discuss Death in Small Doses (1995) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?