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

TV Movie  -   -  Mystery  -  18 May 2000 (USA)
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JB Fletcher is a speaker at Speakers Incorporated attended by various authors. Uri Malenkovitch also attends to promote his book about the KGB. When he is killed, Jessica helps a struggling writer accused of his murder.

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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
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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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JB Fletcher is a speaker at Speakers Incorporated attended by various authors. Uri Malenkovitch also attends to promote his book about the KGB. When he is killed, Jessica helps a struggling writer 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 first "Murder, She Wrote" Movie of The Week, "South By Southwest", filmed in 1997, after the series had been canceled in April 1996, by Les Moonvies-CBS TV, fulfilled the first of the four contracted MOW's "settlement" with Angela and Peter Shaw's Corymore Productions. Not happy with CBS axing their twelve year MSW popular series, neither were the couple anxious to go into immediate production for another two hour project. Plus each script proposal had to be approved by the network program division. CBS TV forced Corymore to fulfill the second MOW project after a two and a half years hiatus. Assembling the nucleus production team from the canceled series, the crew were presented with the task of prepping the two hour film within an extreme limited prep period of four weeks! Which included scouting locations, casting, costuming, designing, and for construction/painting of stage sets, to be built at Universal Studios. Asking the Production Designer Hub Braden "if it could be done?" His reply, "it just takes a blank check and an unlimited bank account full of money. Just give us a GO!" 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

[in the conference room]
Woman: I don't understand how you could do it. I mean you said yourself he was your friend. The guy he murdered was probably a killer several times over, a lot worse than your friend. So why do it?
Jessica Fletcher: Yes, well uh, it was, it, it was the hardest thing that I've ever done. But, popular culture not withstanding there is such a thing as right and wrong. The taking of a human life for any reason is wrong. You can never nudge the moral compass far from its true North without losing ...
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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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