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13 July 1997 (USA) See more »
When Mark Easterbrook finds himself in the frame for the murder of a priest, there seems no way to prove his innocence other than solving the mystery himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Colin Buchanan ... Mark Easterbrook
Jayne Ashbourne ... Kate Mercer

Hermione Norris ... Hermia Redcliffe

Leslie Phillips ... Lincoln Bradley

Michael Byrne ... Venables

Jean Marsh ... Thyrza Grey
Ruth Madoc ... Sybil Stamfordis

Andy Serkis ... Sergeant Corrigan
Trevor Byfield ... Inspector Lejeune

Tim Potter ... Dr. Osbourne

Louise Jameson ... Florence Tuckerton
Catherine Holman ... Poppy Tuckerton
Richard O'Callaghan ... Donald
Anna Livia Ryan ... Tilly Tuckerton
Maggie Shevlin ... Bella

Brett Fancy ... Ricky Flood
Geoffrey Beevers ... Father Gorman
Wendy Nottingham ... Eileen Brandon
Tricia Thorns ... Jessie Davis
Johanna Kirby ... Mrs. Coppins
Kieran Cunningham ... Barman
Martin Oldfield ... Desk Sergeant
Martin Milman ... Dr. Wylie
Sam Bond ... Doctor
Steve Weston ... Ned Thackeray
Martin Kennedy ... Tate
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Louise Green ... Third Witch from Macbeth (uncredited)
Tony Red Richards ... Sergeant (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Beeson 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Agatha Christie  novel
Alma Cullen 

Produced by
Adrian Bate .... producer
Liz Bunton .... associate producer
Delia Fine .... executive producer: A&E Television Networks
Guy Slater .... executive producer
Original Music by
Colin Towns 
Cinematography by
Witold Stok 
Film Editing by
David Blackmore 
Casting by
Suzanne Crowley 
Gilly Poole 
Production Design by
Robin Tarsnane 
Art Direction by
Sharon Cartwright 
Costume Design by
Judy Pepperdine 
Makeup Department
Anne Oldham .... makeup designer
Production Management
Philip Leach .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Simon Hinkly .... first assistant director
Steve Robinson .... second assistant director
Art Department
John Hogan .... property master
Don Worts .... production buyer
Sound Department
Brigitte Arnold .... sound editor
Colin Chapman .... sound editor
Rupert Scrivener .... dubbing mixer
John Taylor .... sound recordist
Steve Fish .... boom operator (uncredited)
Ian Tapp .... adr editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Jeremy Hiles .... camera operator
Laurie Shane .... gaffer
Location Management
David Kennaway .... location manager
Other crew
Elizabeth Burn .... production coordinator
Wendy Ellerker .... production accountant
Lorely Farley .... script supervisor
Vicky Featherstone .... script editor
Crew believed to be complete

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Brazil:102 min | UK:120 min
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6 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Mediocre at best, 9 November 2008
Author: Myers from Upper St. Clair, PA

We rented this expecting to have a cozy evening at home. I came away very disappointed. Most Agatha Christie adaptations are very good, and I was not familiar with this particular story. The first 15 minutes promise an entertaining experience, but then it more or less runs off the tracks.

The writing is pretty poor and should have provided additional exposition. Watching this was like reading a novel and skipping the even numbered chapters. I had only a faint clue as what was going on and could not figure out why the characters were doing or why they were doing it, mostly the latter.

In the future, I will stick to the Hercule Poirot or Miss Marple stories. With them, you know what you are getting and won't be disappointed.

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