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Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (1997)

Jessica is attacked on a train when she investigates the case of a missing passenger.

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Jessica Fletcher is on a train headed for El Paso. 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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A must see for fans of the series.
18 May 2002 | by (Somerset) – See all my reviews

This was the first TV-movie that continued the mysteries of crime novelist and amateur sleuth Jessica Fletcher, a role that Angela Lansbury made loved around the world in the popular TV series, Murder She Wrote.

On the outside it may seem like just a feature length episode of that show, but if you look at it closely you'll see that it has some wonderful moments that make it a superior TV-movie. I suppose having said that you really do need to have an interest in this sort of TV mystery formula and if you have a love for the show then you will adore this.

There are some wonderful moments of mystery and intrigue built up and towards the end you are gagging to find out the truth as you always are in these mysteries. Also,as usual with a good mystery, there are some wonderful twists and turns which I'm obviously not going to talk about. I would recommend this to die hard fans of the series and anyone who enjoys a good mystery.


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