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A Murder of Crows (1998)

R  |   |  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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Agent Manning
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Thurman's Girl (as Gaelle Compart)
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Young Woman
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Clerk (as Anastasia Drake)
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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) »

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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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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 »

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Lawson Russell: Drink, detective?
Clifford Dubose: Nah. Never touch it. Makes me happy.
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References The Warriors (1979) See more »

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Performed by Terrance Simien and The Mallet Playboys
Written by Terrance Simien
Courtesy of Terrance Simien Music/BMI
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HOW CAN YOU BELIEVE IN A SYSTEM WHERE THE STRONG ALWAYS PREY ON THE WEAK?
5 September 2001 | by See all my reviews

"How can you believe in a system where the strong always prey on the weak?" -- this excellent film focuses on that question as it follows the spiritual fall of a previously honest lawyer who succumbs to temptation to pass off a brilliant novel as his own. Cuba Gooding is wonderful as the lawyer and the plot is brilliant. Moral questions abound in this film, and the suspense keeps you on the edge of your seat.


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