Poirot comes out of retirement when his industrialist friend is brutally murdered a short while after a local widow who was suspected of killing her husband commits suicide.

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Dr. Sheppard
Malcolm Terris ...
Roger Ackroyd
Selina Cadell ...
Caroline Sheppard
Daisy Beaumont ...
Ursula Bourne
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Flora Ackroyd
Nigel Cooke ...
Geoffrey Raymond
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Ralph Paton
Roger Frost ...
Parker
Vivien Heilbron ...
Mrs. Ackroyd
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Inspector Davis
Rosalind Bailey ...
Mrs. Ferrars
Liz Kettle ...
Mrs. Folliott
Charles Simon ...
Hammond
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Living quietly in the small village of King's Abbot, sleuth Hercule Poirot becomes involved in the murder of successful industrialist Roger Ackroyd. The number of potential killers is almost as great as the population of the village itself. As Poirot investigates he sees that there might be a connection to the suicide of a local woman, and the death the previous year of her husband. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Hercule Poirot: [reading from the murderer's journal] "Our only captain of industry is the vulgarian Mr. Roger Ackroyd. The factory from which Ackroyd's ill-gotten wealth emanates, encapsulates the life we lead here: ferment and turmoil... It is here that he lines his pockets by combining unlikely chemicals to make unnecessary products while befouling the very air we breathe. He likes to think of himself as a scientist."
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This movie is AWFUL!

Read the book! It is so much better. The movie does not even begin to reflect the complexities that Christie contained in her novel. Not to mention, HUGE plot twists are treated in a mundane way and many events are altered, discarded, or invented. Also, the character development in the movie lacks what the novel can provide. In a word, it SUCKS! While I realize that this is a movie website, if you are going to make a movie based on a mystery novel, you should probably at least attempt to maintain the integrity of the original work. Otherwise, just rob the general theme, give the people new names, and pass it off as your own. This movie is the reason why my professors always told me "always read the book, never watch the movie!"


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