MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 291 this week

A Little Thing Called Murder (2006)

TV Movie  -   -  Comedy | Drama  -  23 January 2006 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 484 users  
Reviews: 17 user

Based on the true story of mother/son tag-team Sante Kimes and her offspring, Kenny, who crisscrossed the country and committed a string of crimes, among them robbery, fraud, arson, slavery, and murders that shocked the world.

Director:

Writers:

(teleplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: August

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they recommend for August 2014.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 61 titles
created 05 Feb 2011
 
a list of 1850 titles
created 28 Jun 2012
 
a list of 593 titles
created 02 Jan 2013
 
a list of 50 titles
created 27 Mar 2013
 
a list of 15 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Little Thing Called Murder (TV Movie 2006)

A Little Thing Called Murder (TV Movie 2006) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of A Little Thing Called Murder.
Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Chinese-Canadian Eve Eng was born in 1966, in the year of the fire horse. In Chinese culture, fire horse children are notorious for being troublesome. In 1975, nine year old Eve is looking ... See full summary »

Director: Julia Kwan
Stars: Phoebe Kut, Hollie Lo, Vivian Wu
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Director: Ezekiel Norton
Stars: Dexter Bell, Garry Chalk, Britt Irvin
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A father (Williams) suspects his son (Jackson) to be a murderer...or is he just paranoid and trying to cover up his own past which involves his wife being killed in a fire?

Director: Wayne Powers
Stars: Treat Williams, Linda Hamilton, Jonathan Jackson
Comedy | Drama

A blue-collar dreamer reconciles his feelings for two women while his friends lure him into the annual scavenger hunt in 1989 Queens, New York.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Christine Evangelista, Zachary Booth, Joseph Perrino
Fantomas (1964)
Comedy | Crime | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Le journaliste Fandor invente une interview avec le mystérieux Fantomas. Fantomas s'indigne et enlève le journaliste pour le contraindre à dire la vérité et comme Fandor ne fait pas cela, ... See full summary »

Director: André Hunebelle
Stars: Jean Marais, Louis de Funès, Mylène Demongeot
The Sports Pages (TV Movie 2001)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In two short films we get to know how sports can influence on the lives if human beings. The film is also scattered with small interruption sports interviews underlining the events acted out in the film.

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Bob Newhart, Brian Markinson
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  
Director: Lauri Törhönen
Stars: Antti Reini, Minna Haapkylä, Risto Kaskilahti
Playing Solo (2007)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Lauri Nurkse
Stars: Saija Lentonen, Kari-Pekka Toivonen, Kristiina Elstelä
Body of Water (2011)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Joona Tena
Stars: Krista Kosonen, Kai Lehtinen, Viljami Nojonen
True Rights (2000)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Director: Meg Thayer
Stars: Tom Heard, Jack Betts, Ron Geren
Cover Me (1995)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A policewoman goes undercover to help catch a serial killer who is preying on prostitutes and strippers.

Director: Michael Schroeder
Stars: Rick Rossovich, Courtney Taylor, Paul Sorvino
The Sleeper's Wife (TV Movie 2010)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Edzard Onneken
Stars: Yvonne Catterfeld, René Ifrah, Faraz Kafi
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
...
Young Kenny Kimes (as Jake Smith)
...
John Furey ...
...
Bill Meilen ...
Brent King ...
...
Kenny at 11 / 12 yrs.
Allison Hossack ...
...
Journalist (as Tiffany Knight)
...
Doris Chillcott ...
Edit

Storyline

Sante Kimes found a rich man, Ken, but he wasn't dumb enough to marry her. So her son Kenny Jr. isn't co-heir with his step-siblings. However the boy is made her accomplice in an endless series of shameless crimes, from shoplifting to elaborate scams. After her four year jail term, Kenny is unable to escape her clasp again. When his father dies, he's dragged along throughout the US as an 'enforcer' for even more daring crimes, as she's determined to avoid jail - by murdering dangerous witnesses. Written by KGF Vissers

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Mother. Son. Mayhem.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

23 January 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Dead End  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Kenneth Kimes Sr has passed away in the car, he's visibly still breathing. See more »

Connections

References The Man in the Iron Mask (1998) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Absolutely Unlike Anything I've Ever Seen
25 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, it's easy to bash any LIFETIME movie. However, the film "A Little Thing Called Murder" should have been released to theaters. The film tells the true story of Sante Kimes, a flamboyant liar, con artist, manipulator and all-around evil witch. Sante is played by Judy Davis, who should win every possible acting award for this disturbing yet oddly funny black comedy. Sante leads her son, Kenny, (the criminally cute Jonathan Jackson) into a life of merciless horror. She conditions him and shapes his mind the minute he is born. The story of Sante and her son Kenny has been the source of various books and a movie, "Like Mother, Like Son" with Mary Tyler Moore as Sante. That film told the story in a serious and dramatic fashion. In a stroke of creative brilliance, director Richard Benjamin decided to present this material as outrageous and zany. It truly is; if you know the story, you'll know that nobody could come up with it from imagination. Sante is a ruthless, cunning, cold-hearted sociopath...but we see that she doesn't realize that what she does is wrong. She does things HER way and God help anybody who stands up to her. Sante and Kenny murder people, order arson on houses, scam several banks, steal cars, and Lie...Lie...LIE. Lies piled up on top of other lies. Judy Davis and Jonathan Jackson are both incredible in this movie, which manages- and delivers- chuckles in an otherwise grim story. Director Richard Benjamin took the absolute right-on approach with handling this mess of a story. KUDOS to all involved.


18 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Irene Silverman sharilyn3
A Little Thing Called Murder... loriwade
rerun of this movie dgy560
Airs on Lifetime July 4th weekend peachpye-1
Discuss A Little Thing Called Murder (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?