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Murder in a Small Town (1999)

TV Movie  |  TV-PG  |   |  Crime, Thriller, Mystery  |  10 January 1999 (USA)
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A widowed theatre director moves to a small Connecticut town where he gets involved in solving the murder of a millionaire, who was the most despised man in town.

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Sidney Lassiter
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Due to a tragic incident Larry "Cash" Carter, a successful Broadway director, winds up in a small town in Connecticut working in community theater. With an eye for details and a view of the criminal mind, Cash soon finds that he is in demand by the local detective when the town's leading industrialist is found shot dead. While there were many people who may have wanted him dead, it is up to Cash to narrow the list of suspects. When the second murder is committed clues left at the scene lead Cash to the identity of the killer. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Overall, very nice.
10 January 1999 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

It's been a long time since I have seen old Gene on the screen (couldn't resist). Gene Wilder's Murder is a class act all the way. Interesting characters, good mystery, overall very nice. The third act of the movie did feel hurried. I think it was less than 15 minutes (screen time) from second murder to conclusion. I also get the feeling that this was a prep for a series of movies. Some of the characters were given strong introductions only to disappear (like the daughter) and others were a little weak overall (Gene's girlfriend). I hope that they do more movies with these characters. I wouldn't mind revisiting the material.


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