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Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (2001)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 2 May 2001
A disturbing link is made between Jessica's family history and the death of a slave in the 1860s.

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Jessica Fletcher / Sarah McCullough
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Cassandra Hawkins
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Samuel Pinkney
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Stanford Thornton
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Charles Hobbs
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Jeb McNell
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Mary Hobbs-Mercer
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Sheriff Underwood
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Louisa Ashland
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Robert Mercer (as Tim Dekay)
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Billy weber
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Cornelius Ashland
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Bess Pinckney
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Jeremiah Jessup
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Jessica Fletcher discovers a shocking old family secret leading her on a journey to the deep South to bring to light the mysterious details surrounding the death of a slave owned by one of her long-dead ancestors in the mid-1800s. Written by Kent Karemaker

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Did Jessica's distant aunt hold the key to a murder. Historic letters could solve a 140 year old crime.

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Arabesque: L'heure de la justice  »

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Really, really good
27 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Apart from starting off a tad slow and one or two of the props and extra took away from the authenticity of the period, this is a very good and well executed TV movie, based off the wonderful TV show. It looks wonderful, not only in the present day but especially in the flashbacks, where the costumes, photography, sets and scenery are marvellous. The music is a delight too, playful and memorable yet is dramatic in places as well. The dialogue is good enough too, the direction is fine and the story is well written and dramatic with a very poignant and equally dramatic ending. The acting is excellent, Angela Lansbury once again gives a very strong performance but I was also delighted by how dignified and integral Michael Jace was as Sam. Overall, a really very good TV movie. 8/10 Bethany Cox


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