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1st to Die (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Thriller | Drama  -  23 February 2003 (USA)
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A group of female friends in San Francisco investigate a serial killer targeting newlyweds.

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Chris Raleigh
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Chessy Jenks
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Warren Jacobi
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Joanna Wade
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Lt. Roth
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Derek Lee
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Merrill Cale
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David Brandt (as John Henry Reardon)
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Melanie Brandt
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Becky DeGraaff
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A homicide inspector -- Lindsay Boxer -- who teams with three other professional women to catch an ingenious serial killer targeting newlyweds on their wedding nights. But while Boxer is trying to solve the biggest case of her career, she is also falling in love with her partner -- and privately waging her own battle with a life-threatening illness. Written by Jill Carmen

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The honeymoon murders...to catch the killer, she'll become the bait.


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Rated R for violence | See all certifications »
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Always a Bridesmaid  »

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When Nicholas Jenks escapes from the Department of Corrections car, he kicks out the rear window in order to get out. When the police are at the crash scene, the window is back in place. See more »

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References Groundhog Day (1993) See more »

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Tell Me That You Love Me Tonight
Written by Joe Lervold , Larry Batiste & Dennis Wadlington
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They did the worst thing a filmmaker can do
18 September 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

To me there's really only one thing a filmmaker/writer should never ever do. They can use all sorts of little cheats and suspend the laws of physics for stylistic effect as much as they want, but when they use those same cheats to resolve the main mystery of the plot, then that's just too stupid. To avoid giving too much detail I'll use a hypothetical example: Suppose you're watching a suspense film and the heroine is up against the wall with killers all around her. They're armed, she isn't. She has no help and no way out, and the situation has been tensely evolving to this point for two hours. Then she just magically turns invisible and flies away with no explanation for how, when, or why she suddenly developed the ability to fly and turn invisible. The end. Good film? No. A terrible cheat. And 1st To Die is just that way. The plot's mystery is resolved by a sudden revelation that someone can do something that's impossible. Stupid, Stupid, Stupid.

Any idiot can write a good mystery if you don't have to explain how it worked within the laws of physics. Imagine the old "locked room mystery" where the victim has been killed in a room that has been locked from the inside, so how did the killer do it? If the answer is that the killer suddenly developed the ability to pass through brick walls without disturbing them, then it's not a very good mystery, is it?


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