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A Killer Upstairs (2005)

A woman investigates when her teenage son is arrested for his married lover's murder.

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Sandra Nowlin
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Michael Nowlin
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Detective Bruning
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Lyle Banner
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David Jamison
Lorraine Ansell ...
Detective Feria
Stéfanie Buxton ...
Ashley Jamison
Diane Stapley ...
Patricia
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Vivian Jamison
Lynne Adams ...
Carla MacDonald
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Johnny
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Talia Rose
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Rita
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Sonia Fay
Rick Burchill ...
Mr. Taylor
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Police detective Bruning investigates the murder of model Vivian Jamison in rich businessman husband James' home. He sees no reason to doubts the evidence pointing at her latest lover, neighboring troubled, fatherless high-school teenager Michael Nowlin, who soon makes a run for it but is caught. The knave convinces his mother Sandra Nowlin of his innocence, but the female 'top lawyer' she hires is no real help. Meanwhile the ex-con liquor shop clerk who could provide Michael with an alibi is murdered. Written by KGF Vissers

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Lyle Banner: Ante up, Bitch!
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Mom plays Nancy Drew to free son from false accusation of murder...
19 October 2011 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

These Lifetime movies move at such a snail's pace that you can tune in anytime and not miss much actual plot. They set up a good case for murder and then plod along to fill out a two-hour program length.

A KILLER UPSTAIRS at least has one thing to recommend it--a good final twist for the end of the mystery behind a woman's death at the hands of a spurned lover. But getting to those final fifteen minutes of exposition takes patience because the central characters are not at all likable.

Part of this has to be due to the main performance by Tracey Nelson, the mother with the staring eyes and the whining voice. It's a one-note portrayal of a mother anxious to clear her son of false charges. Christopher Jacot is the son with the haunted look in his eyes, a hurt expression summing up his reaction at being falsely accused. There's not much else he can do with a thankless role.

What's really surprising is how weak Bruce Boxleitner is as the cocky detective who never believes a word the mother says. He looks bored (true, it's another thankless role), and nothing more. Nor are any of the other participants likely to be up for Emmy nominations.

Loopholes in the script are plentiful when it comes to character motivation. And a scene at the local liquor store where the mother is pleading with a worker to tell the truth, comes across as highly unbelievable in view of the fact that neither notices the criminal listening intently to their every word.

Only one thing is sure: the final revelations do come as a surprise, but by that time will anyone care?


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