1st to Die (2003)

TV Movie  |  R  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Chris Raleigh
Chessy Jenks
Warren Jacobi
Joanna Wade
Lt. Roth
Derek Lee
Nicholas Jenks
Kristina Copeland ...
Merrill Cale
David Brandt (as John Henry Reardon)
Melanie Brandt
Becky DeGraaff


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence | See all certifications »




Release Date:

23 February 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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 »


References The Fugitive (1963) See more »


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An Exciting, Well Made Crime Drama With Lots of Twists
24 February 2003 | by (Danville, Virginia, USA) – See all my reviews

I continue to be impressed with the quality of some of the many TV movies made and this was one of the best. The action was fast, the acting was excellent and, the best of all, the script was great. People who liked the theater movies based on James Patterson novels ("Kiss the Girls" and "Along Came the Spider") would be very pleased with "First to Die." A TV movie can be longer than a theater movie and, therefore, can do a better job of transferring the novel to the screen.

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