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Murder in a Small Town (1999)

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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Cash Carter
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Tony
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Sidney Lassiter
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Mimi
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Martha Lassiter
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Kate Faxton
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Billy
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Sophie Carter
Terri Hawkes ...
Esther
David Fox ...
Walter Godlin
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Charles
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Albert Lassiter
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Michael
Sten Eirik ...
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Renee Murphy ...
Vickie
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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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Asesinato en Stamford  »

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Features Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) See more »

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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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Mediocre whodunit with a marvelous Gene Wilder performance.
8 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

In a mostly straight role, with only occasional moments of humor, Gene Wilder is surprisingly good; his warm and insightful theatrical director/amateur sleuth is like a more humane Hercules Poirot. The film is well-cast right down the line and has a reasonably intricate plot, but it suffers from the usual limitations of most TV productions, including bland cinematography and slow pacing. Enjoyable overall, but mediocre. (**1/2)


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