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Murder Sees the Light (1986)

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The awkward urban private eye, Benny Cooperman, confronts a murder mystery in the wilds of Algonquin Park. He stumbles into some interesting characters, including a famous evangelist on the... See full summary »

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Catherine Disher
Mary Ann MacDonald
Joan Orenstein
Gary Reineke
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The awkward urban private eye, Benny Cooperman, confronts a murder mystery in the wilds of Algonquin Park. He stumbles into some interesting characters, including a famous evangelist on the lam, his put-upon mistress, a weird sexy woman, and a complex charming old lady. Naturally, Benny suffers some misadventures trying to navigate the bush country, much less solve the case. Written by johnbernardbooks <johnbooks@e-velocity.net>

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A private eye, a policeman, and a beaver in a battle of wits.
17 July 2002 | by (Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

This murder mystery at a lodge in the bush has several subplots and really no single plotline strong enough to be considered the main one. The acting is flatulent, and the characters, including the protagonist, Benny Cooperman, private eye, are meant to be intriguing or humorous or sexy or something. Instead they prove tiresome, and in one instance, rather grotesque.

The camera work wants to call attention to itself, yet all that stuck in my mind was the ridiculous number of overhead shots. The few action scenes the movie boasts are poorly realized. And the script trying to be witty, and occasionally learned, offers instead of bon mots or erudition only cliches and clunkers.

One of the conceits of the picture has the urbanite, Cooperman, in the wilderness to keep an eye on a TV evangelist lying low, most pained to be there, for, as was once said about Woody Allen, he is at two with nature. Benny showed no more pained than myself to accompany him.

The only guys I liked were a cynical Ontario Provincial Policeman, and an industrious beaver attempting to flood the entire setting. A capital idea.


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