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

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 18 May 2000
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
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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
J. Patrick McCormack ...
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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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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18 May 2000 (USA)  »

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Arabesque: Le pacte de l'écrivain  »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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.
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Warren Pierce: I think she understands. Well, here we go. My son Brad was a correspondent for the...
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The title says it all...
19 May 2000 | by (Duncan, B.C.) – See all my reviews

Following in the footsteps of the TV show, this TV movie did not disappoint. The characters, most especially J.B. Fletcher were well thought out and the acting was good. It was nice to see the return of one of the greatest television shows of all time, and it came back with a story symbolizing what made Murder, She Wrote so good. The people involved didn't see a TV movie with a bigger budget as an opportunity to create more action and special effects, the true reasons for Murder, She Wrotes popularity: the characters and stories (involvement of the viewer in solving the crime) remained in the fore-ground. It truly was a story, an event, a show to die for. (In the literal sense, of course.)


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