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Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (1997)

TV Movie  -   -  Mystery  -  2 November 1997 (USA)
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TV movie continuing the adventures of Mystery book writer Jessica Fletcher from "Murder, She Wrote". Jessica is on a train headed for El Paso where she is to lecture at a conference. She ... See full summary »

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TV movie continuing the adventures of Mystery book writer Jessica Fletcher from "Murder, She Wrote". Jessica is on a train headed for El Paso where she is to lecture at a conference. She shares a table in the dining car with a woman who subsequently vanishes, leaving her purse on the table. Then a message is announced for the woman and Jessica accepts it. This leads to an attack in her compartment and a demand for 'it'. She has no idea what 'it' is and is rescued by a man claiming to be a journalist. The plot thickens. She is warned away by an FBI man, but continues to follow her clues to Agua Verde where the woman apparently lives. The plot twists and turns as she delves deeper in a most devious mystery..... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Location filming completed, the production returned to Universal Studios, moving onto Stage 18 where the interior sets had been constructed; primarily the Interior train station and the interior train corridor with compartment. The production designer had worked on John Belushi's "Continental Divide" sets, which had included an interior train corridor and compartments for process filming. Searching the scene dock, only three train corridor window units existed from this film. Recreating the set using the stock units, by adding the fourth window unit, rebuilding the corridor and train compartment door and walls, window units, the corridor ceiling, minus the four foot high platform, the set had originally been raised off the stage floor, the set with minor modifications matched an AMTRAK rail car. See more »

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The best! of the 4 spin-off TV movies from the 'Murder, She Wrote' TV series.
21 December 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Without a doubt the best! of the 4 spin-off TV movies from the 'Murder, She Wrote' TV series.

Superb styling. A great story that pans out well, with a couple of surprising plot twists at the end. More worthy of Lansbury's dramatic scope than, sadly, the rest of the TV spin-offs, this is one film that is well worth setting the set-top box to record.

With wonderful subtle references to other 'train crime' movies: the film noir 'Double Indemnity'; 'The 39 Steps' (the rural train station at which Jessica Fletcher disembarks is amusingly named 'Hannay' after that film's lead character Richard Hannay); and of course another famous Hitchcock train movie: 'North by Northwest'. Plus there are elements of 'The Lady Vanishes' when one of the lead characters disappears; all the more poignant, of course, as Angela Lansbury herself starred as 'the lady' in the 1978 film version of the 'TLV'!

Indubitably a fun film for die-hard fans of the TV series. And the most watchable of the spin-offs. Maybe this is because it was the first (made in 1997) of the 4 movies. But in any case the other 3 spin-offs in this TV franchise are little more than self-indulgent, rambling & soporific TV 'dross'. This initial TV movie, however, is a more 3-dimensional film.

A well-scripted story in which the plot gives Lansbury the chance to really act. Enjoy. It offers a fun couple of hours' viewing.


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