Recipe for Murder (2002)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  4 May 2002 (USA)
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A medical examiner investigates his friend's mysterious death in a car accident.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Murray Maguire
Corinne Riggs
Judge Comden
Richard Chevolleau ...
Otis Johnson
Vane Hawthorn
Simeon Vreeman
Daniel Kash ...
Henry Bettencamp
Leona Spencer
Abraham Corneille
Stavroula Logothettis ...
Maureen Purdy
Ernie Spencer
Sidney Liebenthal
Kathleen Lasky ...
Myra Klein
Geoffrey Bowes ...
Julius Klein


A medical examiner investigates his friend's mysterious death in a car accident.

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4 May 2002 (USA)  »

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Murray Maguire, M.E.  »

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Recipe for Bad Acting
22 October 2005 | by (Van Buren, Arkansas) – See all my reviews

Even for a TV movie this one should have been much better. The story is fair about a car wreck that kills a young actress who happens to be the New York City medical examiner's goddaughter. He suspects that the wreck was no accident. Just as in Roman times when poisoned mushrooms were called the "food of the gods" by palace conspirators so in "Recipe for Murder" mushrooms are suspected by the examiner to be the murder weapon. There are a few twists and turns along the way but by in large mainly a routine mystery yarn. What really hurts is the poor acting, especially by the lead Gary Basaraba whose histrionics distract from the cold hard facts of the case. He is not completely to blame. The writer put far too many words into his mouth. His parables become tiresome after awhile as does his fake accent.

The print I watched on television had poor lighting and the color appeared bleached. Otherwise the cinematography was OK for a TV movie.

Not a complete waste of time but with satellite television you should be able to find a much better mystery movie to watch.

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