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A Murder of Crows (1998)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lawson Russell
Clifford Dubose
Elizabeth Pope
Thurman Parks III
Prof. Arthur Corvus
Janine DeVrie
Judge Wiley Banning
Billy Ray Richardson
Jeremiah Black ...
Derek Broes ...
Agent Manning
Adrian Colon ...
Gaelle Comparat ...
Thurman's Girl (as Gaelle Compart)
Tara Crespo ...
Young Woman
Clerk (as Anastasia Drake)


After a lawyer gets disbarred, 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) »


First... let's kill all the lawyers. See more »


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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Release Date:

6 July 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Nido de cuervos  »

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1.85 : 1
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The 2009 Bollywood movie "Fox" starring Arjun Rampal and Sunny Deol is inspired by this movie. See more »


When Russell is holding the two guns, he is panicked by the thought that his fingerprints are on a murder weapon. A halfway decent defense lawyer would also realize that there would be no gunshot residue on him. See more »


Lawson Russell: There's an old saying: Money talks. The only thing I ever heard it say was "Goodbye".
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References The Warriors (1979) See more »


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Effective murder mystery with many convoluted plot-twists...
27 April 2002 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 4/27/2002 - 7 out of 10(Dir-Rowdy Herrington): Effective murder mystery with many convoluted plot-twists that are almost too much to believe, but good performances by Gooding, Berenger, and even Eric Stolz, in a somewhat minor role as far as the plot, does a good job. Without giving too much away this is basically about a lawyer who gets disbard for doing the right thing(turning in his guilty client) and then publishes a novel, which he really didn't write, about a lawyer-murderer and then is accused of the actual crimes that were mimicked from the book. That is quite enough in itself, but the story involved even more than that and is told at times from Cuba's characters perspective(which means of course that he isn't dead when it's over, but that‘s okay he‘s the star). The ending seemed a little too long and it worked too hard to make it happy for the viewer but besides that this was a well-done picture that is carried by the stars involved.

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