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A Little Thing Called Murder (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 23 January 2006
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.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Sante Kimes
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Kenny Kimes
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Ken Sr.
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Beverly Bates
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Young Kenny Kimes (as Jake Smith)
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Jake
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Lt. Harold Evans
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Matthew Weissman
Bill Meilen ...
Mel Sachs
Brent King ...
Kent Walker
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Kenny at 11 / 12 yrs.
Allison Hossack ...
Prosecutor Eleanor Hunt
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Journalist (as Tiffany Knight)
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Loretta
Doris Chillcott ...
Irene Silverman
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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

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Mother. Son. Mayhem.

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Comedy | Drama

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23 January 2006 (USA)  »

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Dead End  »

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

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References Larry King Live (1985) See more »

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A little thing called AWFUL
29 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

I can't believe some of the comments already written about this movie - raging on and on and on about Judy Davis's performance as though she had invented ice cream and found the cure for cancer.

Judy Davis's performance is awful, and the movie is even worse.

It's funny how so many comments to date talk about Judy Davis channeling Judy Garland - the one and only role Ms. Davis ever got right. Otherwise, her performance in this movie, as in so many others, is one-dimensional and SCREECHING.

If you want to truly understand the story of the deadly Kimes, please check out the wonderful TV version that was made in 2001 - starring Mary Tyler Moore. Instead of screeching - Moore's performance is brilliant, understated, and classy.

The other problem with this version is the horrible, dumbed-down script. Honestly, having people who knew the Kimes stand in front of the camera and talk about their experiences with them is truly the bottom of the barrel - creative-wise - but I guess for viewers out there who don't want a sophisticated story, and who don't want to think (i.e. they just want the story "told to them") then this movie is for them!


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