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Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle (2003)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery  -  9 May 2003 (USA)
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Jessica Fletcher is off to solve another murder mystery, this time in Ireland.

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Jessica Fletcher travels to Ireland, where she attends the reading of an old acquaintance's will. The will contains the clues to finding a secret treasure, one that will require an already strained family to work together in order to solve the mystery. Written by T.J. Magwire

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Arabesque: Le fils perdu  »

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This was the fourth and last "Murder, She Wrote" movie of the week that CBS Television/Les Moonvies negotiated with Peter and Angela Shaw, "Corymore Productions", fulfilling the negotiated settlement canceling the very popular series in 1996. The original Cabot Cove (Mendocino, California series location) never was considered for use as a basis of a story plot in any of the projected four MOW projects. Peter and Angela wished to close the show-series occurring in Ireland. During the twelve years of the CBS series, many story plots, scenarios, had been set in Ireland. Set in Ireland, second unit filming always was organized to film establishing exterior buildings, landscapes, an automobile driving on country lanes with matching vehicles filmed in conjunction of the film's local Los Angeles exteriors. This last project gave an excuse for Angela and Peter to film the Ireland inserted establishing shots after filming was completed at Universal Studios. After these exterior Ireland street establishing insert shots were completed, the editors completed and delivered the finished two hour special to CBS. Filmed during 2002, the last "Murder, She Wrote" aired in 2003, after Peter Shaw's death in January 29, 2003. The film was dedicated as a memorial to Peter Shaw Pullen. See more »

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While the film is set in Ireland, the Garda (police) cars have Northern Irish registration plates (PIB XXX). See more »

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Dedicated to the memory of Peter Shaw. See more »

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Follows Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man (2001) See more »

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Hilarious inconsistencies
16 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although some scenes were clearly In Ireland, possibly Kerry, much was filmed in the LA area I think. The clearness of the daylight was too good for the British Isles. The hotch potch of accents made this compelling viewing for me, there was an old lady (related to the patriarch) with a Glaswegian (Scottish) accent, a few Northern Oirish voices (including one of the leads - Sarah-Jane Potts) and some lovely strong west coast brogues (to be sure there were from de detective fella in particolar). That and the wonderfully woeful stereotyping of de irish, Irish dancing in a US style sports bar, an old rogue telling a dreadfully dull mythical Irish tale and all this being thoroughly lapped up by a youthful clientèle favouring Guinness or Whiskey of course! Brilliant. Could have been worse; I was once in an Irish bar in NYC and an Irish American ordered himself what he felt was an authentic drink: half Guinness/half Kilkenny! I choked. No joke, it all made this more fun to watch. Also look out for the large American Ford van in a chase scene, who shipped that over? And the detective's car, a lovely 80s mercedes with French headlamps. Gorgeous car mind. Quite a stock of right hand drive vehicles in them thar Hollywood Hills. I quite like MSW, but my favourite TV detective will always be Columbo. Slainte!


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