MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 7,314 this week

Death Benefit (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  13 March 1996 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 120 users  
Reviews: 9 user

Steven Keeney is a big corporate lawyer who decides to take on a small-time murder case to discover the true circumstances behind the death of a young girl. Virginia McGinnis is the one ... See full summary »

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Staff Picks: Favorite Horror Movies

We asked IMDb staffers to provide their favorite horror movies.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 507 titles
created 13 Mar 2011
 
list image
a list of 942 titles
created 19 Sep 2013
 
a list of 3752 titles
created 02 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Death Benefit" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Death Benefit (TV Movie 1996)

Death Benefit (TV Movie 1996) on IMDb 5.9/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Death Benefit.

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Inhumanoid (TV Movie 1996)
Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

A family of three is travelling in space, when they encounter a stranded spaceship. They manage to pull out one survivor (Grieco) who's in shock. However, when the father goes on to ... See full summary »

Director: Victoria Muspratt
Stars: Richard Grieco, Lara Harris, Corbin Bernsen
Not in My Family (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

A new mother is haunted by postpartum depression

Director: Linda Otto
Stars: Joanna Kerns, Michael Brandon, Shelley Hack
My Very Best Friend (TV Movie 1996)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  
Director: Joyce Chopra
Stars: Jaclyn Smith, Jill Eikenberry, Tom Irwin
Deadly Whispers (TV Movie 1995)
Thriller | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When Kathy Acton is found dead, her parents, Tom and Carol, swear they will find her assailant. But as the investigation gets under way, it appears that the only remaining suspect is the ... See full summary »

Director: Bill L. Norton
Stars: Tony Danza, Pamela Reed, Ving Rhames
Between Love and Hate (TV Movie 1993)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Rod Hardy
Stars: Susan Lucci, Patrick Van Horn, Raymond J. Barry
Humanoids from the Deep (TV Movie 1996)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

While a town is in a state of alert, the monster of the sea keeps mutating the townspeople at an alarming rate. A researcher finds a genetic disorder that has been caused by a chemical that... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Yonis
Stars: Emma Samms, Robert Carradine, Justin Walker
See Jane Run (TV Movie 1995)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jane is a woman who does not remember her husband nor her daughter who has died some years ago becaus of a severe amnesia. As she suffers this loss of memory she has some paranormal ... See full summary »

Director: John Patterson
Stars: Joanna Kerns, John Shea, Katy Boyer
The Price She Paid (TV Movie 1992)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Twelve years ago, Lacey was raped and had a son as a result. Now her rapist is out on parole, and since he's the father of the child and has shown signs of rehabilitation, he's been granted... See full summary »

Director: Fred Walton
Stars: Loni Anderson, Tony Denison, Stephen Meadows
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Director: Noel Nosseck
Stars: Mel Harris, Nicholle Tom, Alex Carter
Circle of Deceit (TV Movie 1998)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Alan Metzger
Stars: Janine Turner, Esai Morales, Tracy Griffith
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A woman discovers that the accidental death of her daughter was tied to an insurance scam in this fact-based movie.

Director: Noel Nosseck
Stars: Peggy Lipton, Danica McKellar, Terry David Mulligan
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

This is the fact-based made-for-TV movie of Laurie Kellog, who was accused of the murder of her husband Bruce in May 1992, told in flashbacks while she's waiting for her judgment. When she ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Toshiyuki Uno
Stars: Gregory Harrison, Jennie Garth, Steven Keats
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Steven Keeney
...
Virginia McGinnis
...
Wynn Burkholder
...
Sylvia Guzman
Elizabeth Ruscio ...
LouAnne Wilkens
...
Sarah West
...
Mark Vandenberg
...
Rod Montgomery
...
Dick Coates
...
Tim O'Grady
Joan McMurtrey ...
Dr. Susan Lindsay-Rhodes
Ben Slack ...
Eddie Edison
Sharen Camille ...
Melissa Wilkens
Nathan Lawrence ...
Christian Keeney
Rick Cicetti ...
Parishioner
Edit

Storyline

Steven Keeney is a big corporate lawyer who decides to take on a small-time murder case to discover the true circumstances behind the death of a young girl. Virginia McGinnis is the one suspected of pushing the women off the cliff to collect on a small insurance policy. The further he goes into the case the more he reveals about the background of the suspect. Keeney finds support from others who also want to find out the truth behind the case. Written by Chantel Cotterell <ynnahc@msn.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements and a scene of sensuality | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

13 March 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bénéfice mortel  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The ultimate insurance scam
4 February 2002 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Most of this tale was hard to swallow: first you have a attorney who cares, then you have a case which appears to be totally unprovable, and finally, a woman who keeps pulling murders for insurance payoffs and getting away with it. Hard to believe this really took place. Good drama.


1 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Death Benefit (1996) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?