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Death Benefit (1996)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Crime, Drama, Thriller  |  13 March 1996 (USA)
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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 »

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Steven Keeney
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Virginia McGinnis
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Wynn Burkholder
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Sylvia Guzman (as Penny Johnson)
Elizabeth Ruscio ...
LouAnne Wilkens
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Sarah West
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Mark Vandenberg
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Rod Montgomery
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Dick Coates
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Tim O'Grady
Joan McMurtrey ...
Dr. Susan Lindsay-Rhodes
Ben Slack ...
Eddie Edison
Sharen Camille ...
Melissa Wilkens
Nathan Lawrence ...
Christian Keeney
Rick Cicetti ...
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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>

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

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Very Surreal!!
13 April 2004 | by (Springfield, Virginia) – See all my reviews

This movie was really good. It is a true case! Read the book, "Death Benefit" by David Heilbroner. There is another movie based on the same case but they changed some facts in the real story which I did not like. In the second movie, they implied the murdered girl had learning disabilities which was confusing and don't understand why they did that. The girl in the real story was mildly retarded. This movie was very accurate to the real story. People want to know THE REAL STORY! And all the details. This movie was very good. Loved the actor that played the lawyer!


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