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A Murder of Crows (1998)

 -  Action | Crime | Thriller  -  6 July 1999 (USA)
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A disbarred lawyer takes credit for a late friend's book, which becomes a smash hit but the tables turn on him sooner than he suspected.

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Lawson Russell
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Clifford Dubose
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Elizabeth Pope
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Thurman Parks III
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Prof. Arthur Corvus
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Janine DeVrie
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Judge Wiley Banning
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Billy Ray Richardson
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James
Jeremiah Black ...
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Derek Broes ...
Agent Manning
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Detective
Gaelle Comparat ...
Thurman's Girl (as Gaelle Compart)
Tara Crespo ...
Young Woman
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Clerk (as Anastasia Drake)
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Storyline

After a lawyer gets disbared, he goes off to write a book about his experience. He meets a man who lets him read his manuscript. The man dies and the lawyer passes the book off as his. Just when the book becomes a big success. He gets arrested for the true life murders of the five lawyers in his book. He then finds himself, trying to prove that he is innocent of the murders. Written by Anonymous

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lawyer | book | murder | louisiana | killer | See All (41) »

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A work of deadly fiction. See more »

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated R for language, nudity, a scene of strong sexuality and some violence | See all certifications »

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Also Known As:

Nido de cuervos  »

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Quotes

Clifford Dubose: You're going downtown!
Lawson Russell: On what charge?
Clifford Dubose: Arrogance.
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References The Warriors (1979) See more »

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Oh Yeh Yai
Performed by Terrance Simien and The Mallet Playboys
Written by Terrance Simien
Courtesy of Terrance Simien Music/BMI
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Fine acting and screenplay lost with poor cinematography and scoring
4 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film has a fabulous plot and great acting but it was filmed, scored, and cinemagraphed very poorly. Mr. Gooding is wonderful, as always and Mark Pellegrino is truly a great actor who has been greatly ignored and under-appreciated in the film industry, (though I am sure the stage adores him). This movie could have been so much more. It must not have had a large budget, because the scenes lacked the sense of suspense and drama that is achieved with good scoring and cinematography, but the acting was spectacular, especially the climatic scene with Mark near the end. Even a better musical score could have added a lot to the film. I also think the narration did little to support the plot, it took the drama and suspense from the film and made it seem a lot less serious. The plot is very dark but the film seemed to have lost that. I enjoyed this film nonetheless for its fine acting and marvelous screenplay.


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