MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,070 this week

Murder Live! (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Thriller  -  9 March 1997 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 265 users  
Reviews: 8 user

Frank takes Pia Postman hostage on live TV, threatening to execute her after she accepts the blame for his daughter's suicide.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 993 titles
created 16 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1481 titles
created 20 Jun 2013
 
a list of 41 titles
created 06 Jul 2013
 
a list of 810 titles
created 16 Nov 2013
 
a list of 1723 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Murder Live!" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Murder Live! (TV Movie 1997)

Murder Live! (TV Movie 1997) on IMDb 6.5/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Murder Live!.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Ice Bound (TV Movie 2003)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

One woman's strength and courage under the most extreme weather conditions.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Aidan Devine, Cynthia Mace
Under Fire (1983)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three journalists in a romantic triangle are involved in political intrigue during the last days of the corrupt Somozoa regime in Nicaragua before it falls to a popular revolution in 1979.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Nick Nolte, Ed Harris, Gene Hackman
George B. (1997)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Eric Lea
Stars: David Morse, Nina Siemaszko, Bradley Gregg
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The story of General Romeo Dallaire's frustrated efforts to stop the madness of the Rwandan Genocide, despite the complete indifference of his superiors.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Roy Dupuis, Owen Sejake, James Gallanders
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Russian political elite hires American consultants to help with President Yeltsin's re-election campaign when his approval rating is down to single digits.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Jeff Goldblum, Anthony LaPaglia, Liev Schreiber
Noriega: God's Favorite (TV Movie 2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of Panamanian general Manuel Antonio 'Tony' Noriega, whose meteoric career, from utter poverty, as a soldier and CIA informant who also served as source to various other powers ... See full summary »

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Bob Hoskins, Jeffrey DeMunn, Rosa Blasi
The Last Innocent Man (TV Movie 1987)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A criminal defense attorney is seduced by a beautiful woman and reluctantly takes on the defense of her estranged husband who is charged with murder, but finds his career threatened because... See full summary »

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Ed Harris, Roxanne Hart, David Suchet
The Matthew Shepard Story (TV Movie 2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Based on the true story of openly gay college student Matthew Shepard, killed in an act of senseless violence and cruelty, that attracted national attention.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode
Stars: Stockard Channing, Shane Meier, Wendy Crewson
Tecumseh: The Last Warrior (TV Movie 1995)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

This western began in 1812 when the settlers tried to take away more and more territories from the indians. Tecumseh, who is the leader of the Shawnee indians, tries to do something. He ... See full summary »

Director: Larry Elikann
Stars: Jesse Borrego, David Clennon, Tantoo Cardinal
Nearing Grace (2005)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In the shadow of a family loss, the youngest son develops interest in an attractive high school classmate, paying little mind of her athletic boyfriend or of his own female best friend.

Director: Rick Rosenthal
Stars: Gregory Smith, Jordana Brewster, Ashley Johnson
Miracle on Interstate 880 (TV Movie 1993)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A man attempts to rescue people trapped on the I-880 bridge after the top half collapses during the 1989 San Francisco earthquake.

Director: Robert Iscove
Stars: Rubén Blades, Len Cariou, David Morse
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Director: Lauren Lee
Stars: David Morse, Vivian Wu
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Pia Postman
...
Frank McGrath
...
Dr. Christine Winter
...
Marge Fong
...
Tony Grenaldi
...
...
Hal Damon
Michael Cullen ...
Captain Tanner
...
JoAnn McGrath
...
Lt. Clay Maloney
...
Sally McGrath
...
Man in Yellow Shirt
Leslie Ackerman
Karen Hensel
Edit

Storyline

Frank takes Pia Postman hostage on live TV, threatening to execute her after she accepts the blame for his daughter's suicide.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 March 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Meurtre en direct  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Noteworthy
15 June 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

A serious effort about how TV talk shows ruin lives - and on occasion, as with Jenny Jones, take them away. Co-written by Peter Horton who also plays the negotiator, directed by Roger Spottiswoode (48 Hrs., Turner & Hooch, Air America, Tomorrow Never Dies), with excellent work in the leading roles by David Morse and Marg Helgenberger (CSI, Erin Brockovich). The irony is thick here - the movie is the property of NBC, perpetrator of the infamous quiz show 'Twenty-One' which later became the subject of the Robert Redford movie.

The tenet is good, but it is concise and to the point, and so cannot be satisfactorily stretched into feature film format. Once the point has been made, there is little to do except introduce more and more plot vehicles to carry the movie to its somewhat unsatisfactory conclusion. This is nevertheless a noteworthy movie, and it's good that someone took the time to make this statement - even if it was the hypocritical NBC. But as the Morse character says, 'you vote with your remote', and the life-endangering 'crap' these shows churn out will be around as long (but only as long) as mindless TV viewers continue to beg to be fed on it.


1 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Fantastic movie! Glad I have a print Movie Hound Video
Recall this film borodinrodin
Discuss Murder Live! (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?