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Happy Face Murders (1999)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  5 September 1999 (USA)
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An eccentric older woman (Ann-Margret) implicates her brutal & controlling lover in the murder of a young intellectually disabled girl. Absorbed with "Murder She Wrote" and "Matlock", she ... See full summary »

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Lorraine Petrovich
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Charlie Severn (as Sean Calvin Dick)
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An eccentric older woman (Ann-Margret) implicates her brutal & controlling lover in the murder of a young intellectually disabled girl. Absorbed with "Murder She Wrote" and "Matlock", she creates details of the murder from clues she picks up from the detectives (Marg Helgenberger, Henry Thomas) on the case. Implicating herself and sentenced to jail, she then recants her testimony. But no one believes her until clues surface from the real killer that he is still out there, has killed before, and will kill again. He signs his messages with Happy Faces. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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They were searching for a killer. She was searching for a way out.

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Rated R for strong violence including rape, and for sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »
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Ann-Margret is a delight
6 September 2002 | by See all my reviews

This was one of the best "made-for-tv" movies I have seen. The plot is coherent but unpredictable (which alone makes the movie remarkable). Ann-Margret is terrific and great fun to watch. I recommend the movie.


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