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The Westing Game (1997)

The tenants of the Sunset Towers must compete to learn who killed an eccentric millionaire and win a $20 million inheritance.


(as D.K. Hadley), (novel)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sandy McSouthers
Tabitha Ruth 'Turtle' Wexler
Berthe Erica Crow
Sydelle Pulaski
Jake Wexler
Sandy Faison ...
Grace Wexler
Judge J.J. Ford
Otis Amber
Diane Nadeau ...
Angela Wexler
Edgar Plum
James Shin Hoo
Ernest Liu ...
Doug Hoo
Dr. Denton Deere


A girl is angry about having to move to the city, but gets involved in a mystery when a rich neighbor is found dead. His will suggests that one of the people in her apartment house is his killer and doles out clues to find the culprit - as well as win $20 million. The weird neighbors include Berthe Erica Crow, Sydelle Pulaski, and Sandy McSouthers. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Family | Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements




Release Date:

14 September 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Get a Clue  »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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We read the book then watched the movie
19 May 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a teacher who read The Westing Game to his class. Then we watched the movie. I did not feel that the movie did the book justice, but here is what some of my students thought:

The movie was different from the book. Why did you leave out that Turtle won $200 million? Brittany.

I liked the movie, because some of the details in the movie were different, like when Turtle was under the judge's desk and Crow helped her. The book was better, but I wouldn't mind watching the movie again. Shanice

I think the book was better, but the movie was good too. I liked the movie, because it wasn't soooo confusing, and there wasn't much violence. Marisa

I liked the movie, because you can understand it. I liked it because Turtle was such a smart girl, and she helped solve the problems. I liked the boy in the wheelchair (Chris), because he helped solve problems too. I think that Turtle is a funny name. Sandra

I loved the movie, because they have good details and a great plot. Josh

I liked the movie, because most of the information matched the book. Stephen

I think that the book and the movie were both really good. Some parts were in the book and weren't in the movie, like the dressmaker (Flora Baumbach) wasn't Turtle's partner, and she wasn't even in the movie. The movie was more interesting than the book. Sibel

The movie was da bomb--just joking. It was good and so was the book. Turtle was the best part in the movie and the smartest one except for Sandy the doorman. Dakota

I liked the book, but I didn't like the movie as much. I hope they make another movie that is better than this one. I liked the movie because they left out some of the details that I thought were boring in the book. Tyler

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