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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
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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Plot Keywords:

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


A work of deadly fiction. See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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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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Great script, Good acting, Smart twist, .. One Enjoyable Movie!
31 July 2001 | by (Cairo, Egypt.) – See all my reviews

Rowdy Herrington, writer and director, of A Murder of Crows proves his talent with this movie. One must point out that the writing is the true star of this movie. The directing is also quite good. Cuba Gooding Jr. stars as a young talented lawyer at the begging of his promising career to fame and fortune. He is dealing with a Big Case ... one that he suddenly decides to leave .. and the result is: disaster for his career. This is just the opening of the movie. What happens next is a completely different story, that is for sure related to the opening. Lawyers start to get killed, Cuba's life might be in danger, he must discover what's going on. Will he succeed?... You are in for a tense ride, with many smart twists, that will leave you satisfied with the end result. I rented this movie, because Cuba was good in Jerry Maguire ... and now I know that Rowdy Herrington & Cuba Gooding Jr. are both quite talented. I never expected much from this movie, and what I got in return was a GOOD movie with good acting and directing and a Great Script. Recommended. 8/10

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