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Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (2000)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  18 May 2000 (USA)
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Jessica puts her sleuthing skills to work at a writers' conference after a Russian author is found murdered.

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Warren Pierce
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Mason Phillips - FBI Agent
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Patricia Williams
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William Batsby
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Yuri Malenkovich
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Matt Rolands
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Lt. Det. Bob Mankowski
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John Mendoza
Kathy Evison ...
Peggy Ryan
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Paul Neilly - FBI Agent
Scott Burkholder
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Everett Jang
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Feyoder
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Joseph Brennan
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Jessica Fletcher becomes a speaker at Speakers' Incorporated attended by various authors. Russian author Uri Malenkovitch also attends to promote his book about the KGB. When he is killed, Jessica must help a struggling writer who is accused of his murder.

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Jessica's back to write a few wrongs.

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Also Known As:

Arabesque: Le pacte de l'écrivain  »

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The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, located in Hollywood across from the original Grauman Chinese Theatre, was the film's hotel lobby interiors. The hotel check-in desk was positioned in the West side of the lobby, opposite the Hotel's actual main desk check-in! Primarily to provide little interruption, unnecessary actual hotel guest activity during the filming process. The set decorator Don Remacle switched and added furniture, tables, lamps and plants to the existing lobby. The hotel rooms and corridors were built on stage at Universal Studios. See more »

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While Jessica is reading Yuri's manuscript, Warren knocks on her door and the pages in the book indicate that she is almost finished reading it. But when the camera changes to look over her shoulder, the pages in the book show that she is now back near the beginning. See more »

Quotes

Warren Pierce: [into the tape recorder] Officially for the record I'm giving you this confession. But Patricia here has first rights of publication of the story. Told you I'd get you that big break. Always keep my promises.
Lt. Det. Bob Mankowski: I'm surprised Mrs. Fletcher isn't to tell the story. And she has every right to.
Warren Pierce: I think she understands. Well, here we go. My son Brad was a correspondent for the...
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One of the better TV movies based off the show
27 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Along with South By Southwest(the best of the TV movies), A Story to Die For is one of the better TV movies based off the TV show, which I am a fan of. There are one or two parts in the middle half that drag slightly, but A Story To Die For is strikingly filmed with interesting locations and photography, and the music is excellent. The script is fine as is the direction, and the story is gripping and intense, with an ending that even I never expected. The acting is also strong, Angela Lansbury is superb as Jessica, while Richard Crenna is brilliant here, very likable and the chemistry between him and Lansbury is magic. Overall, a wonderful TV movie. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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