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"Murder, She Wrote" Incident in Lot 7 (1992)

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Original Air Date:
19 January 1992 (Season 8, Episode 13)
The would-be producer of the movie adaptation of Jessica's latest book dies. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A worthwhile and creepy incident See more (2 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Angela Lansbury ... Jessica Fletcher
Daniel Bardol ... John Cavershaw
Jackie Gayle ... Willy Montego

Henry Gibson ... Oliver Thissle

Ron Glass ... Lt. Hanrahan

Michelle Johnson ... Monica Chase

Ron Leibman ... Darryl Heyward

Lar Park-Lincoln ... Caroline Pryce (as Lar Park Lincoln)

Paula Prentiss ... Leonora Holt

Stuart Whitman ... Ben Miller

Larry Carroll ... Anchorman
Christina Rich ... Policewoman

Episode Crew
Directed by
Anthony Pullen Shaw  (as Anthony Shaw)
Writing credits
Peter S. Fischer (created by) and
Richard Levinson (created by) &
William Link (created by)

J. Michael Straczynski (written by)

Produced by
Mark A. Burley .... supervising producer
Walton Dornisch .... co-producer
Al Kraus .... coordinating producer
David Moessinger .... executive producer
J. Michael Straczynski .... co-producer
Robert E. Swanson .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Jeff Sturges 
Cinematography by
Peter Salim (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Buford F. Hayes 
Casting by
Ron Stephenson 
Production Design by
Hub Braden 
Art Direction by
Mary Dodson  (as Mary Weaver Dodson)
Set Decoration by
Fred S. Winston 
Makeup Department
Audrey Futterman-Stern .... hair stylist
Production Management
Al Kraus .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Lyon .... second assistant director
Robert M. Williams Jr. .... first assistant director
Art Department
John P. Bruce .... set designer (uncredited)
John Hathaway .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Robert 'Bob' Jillson .... set designer (uncredited)
Deland 'Dee' Lyttle .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Steve Purdy .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Doug Vlaming .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Charles R. Beith Jr. .... sound editor
Don Sharpless .... sound mixer
Mary Albee .... stunt coordinator
Jim Stephan .... utility stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Lon Massey III .... chief lighting technician (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Karen Bellamy .... costume supervisor
Dallas D. Dornan .... costume supervisor (as Dallas Dornan)
Debi Orrico .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Wayne Hampton .... colorist
Location Management
Pete Juliano .... location manager (uncredited)
Jim McClafferty .... location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
John Addison .... composer: theme
Laurie Higgins Tobias .... music editor
Tom Boyd .... oboe soloist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Robert 'Bob' Routhieaux .... driver: production designer (uncredited)
Other crew
Desi Scarpone .... production assistant (uncredited)

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Peter S. Fischer  creator
Richard Levinson  creator
William Link  creator

Produced by
Kevin Corcoran .... assistant producer
Makeup Department
Teresa M. Austin .... key makeup artist
Rita Bellissimo .... hair stylist (as Rita Bellissimo Bordonaro)
Lori Benson .... makeup artist
Dino Ganziano .... hair stylist
Ronald W. Smith .... hair stylist
Gerald Solomon .... hair stylist
Robert L. Stevenson .... hair department head
Ann Wadlington .... hair stylist
Vera Yurtchuk .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Stephen Swofford .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Louis G. Friedman .... assistant director
Elena Santaballa .... dga trainee
Michael-McCloud Thompson .... dga trainee
Art Department
Tom Margozewitz .... assistant property master
Sebastian Milito .... construction coordinator
Ted Wilson .... carpenter
Sound Department
James L. Aicholtz .... sound mixer
Gregg Barbanell .... foley artist
Beau Biggart .... adr mixer
Barney Cabral .... adr editor
Joe Campana .... assistant sound editor
Richard Coleman .... sound recordist
Mark Kamps .... assistant sound editor
Susan Kurtz .... sound effects editor (1992-1994)
Richard LeGrand Jr. .... sound editor
Anthony Milch .... sound editor (as Tony Milch)
Linda Moss .... sound editor
Cindy Rabideau .... supervising sound editor (1993-1996)
Peter Reale .... re-recording mixer
Dean St. John .... adr mixer (various episodes)
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound editor
Special Effects by
George Zamora .... special effects coordinator
Stephen Burnette .... stunts (as Steven Burnett)
Debbie Evans .... stunts
Larry Holt .... stunt performer
Terry James .... stunts
Steve Kelso .... stunts
Gene LeBell .... stunts
Khristian Lupo .... stunts
Buck McDancer .... stunt coordinator
Sherry Peterson .... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts
Michael M. Vendrell .... stunts
Greg Walker .... stunts
Dick Warlock .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Beaird .... key grip
Owen Marsh .... camera operator (1987)
Stan McClain .... aerial camera operator
Keith H. Moore .... assistant camera
Serge Poupis .... first assistant camera
Matt Ramirez .... first assistant camera
Matt Ramirez .... photographer: second unit
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sandra Henderson .... head stylist
Editorial Department
Ken Latka .... film transfer colorist
Ralph A. Riccoboni .... assistant editor (1994-1996)
Music Department
Tim Boyle .... score mixer
Joshua Winget .... music editor (final season)
Other crew
Bundy Chanock .... set medic (1994)
Fred Fein .... stand-in
Betty Green .... title designer
Carolyn Hayes .... production auditor
Beth Humphreys .... legal supervisor
Mary Kara .... technical consultant (1995-1996)
Keith McNulty .... cue cards
Rod Ripley .... assistant to producers
Art Scholl .... pilot (1985)
Susan Vercelli .... production coordinator
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc .... aerial coordinator
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

47 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
UK:12 (video rating) (2008)

Did You Know?

In "Incident in Lot 7", the novel of Jessica's being made into a movie is called "Messengers of Midnight". Jessica says that it's based on a true story, a car going over a cliff is mentioned, and a particular character is named as the killer. All of this means that the "true story" Jessica wrote into the novel was her investigation in "Murder, She Wrote: The Committee (#8.9)" (1991), written by J. Michael Straczynski.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Jessica leaves the room to take a call from Seth, she says, "Excuse me Ellen." The woman she was talking to is named Leonora.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Psycho (1960)See more »


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A worthwhile and creepy incident, 24 October 2017
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Have always been quite fond of 'Murder She Wrote'. It is a fun and relaxing watch that makes you think as you try to unwind in the evening. If one wants more complex, twisty mysteries with lots of tension and suspense 'Murder She Wrote' may not be for you, but if you want something light-hearted and entertaining but still provide good mysteries 'Murder She Wrote' fits the bill just fine.

After three wonderful episodes in a row in "The List of Yuri Lermentov", "Danse Diabolique" and "The Witch's Curse" (especially "Danse Diabolique"), "Incident in Lot 7" is still a well above-average episode, elevated especially for its atmosphere. Does it have the most inspired plot and mystery in the world? No, a little bland and lacking in surprises generally on that front. Does it have the best guest support acting? No, there has certainly been worse before and since but after such great casting in the previous three episodes there was not much that was exceptional on display although still very competent.

The standout in the guest support cast is Paula Prentiss, who is actually very good and has a ball as the actress intending to base her character on Jessica herself. Angela Lansbury as always carries the episode faultlessly.

"Incident in Lot 7" has three notable things about it. One is the atmosphere, which is quite creepy in parts. Two is the setting and use of the Psycho house, which does give the chills and creeps. Three is the denouement which is very clever and not just the best and most memorable thing plot-wise of the episode but to me it's one of Season 8's better denouements.

Production values are high in quality as to be expected, with slick photography and a great setting. The music has energy and has presence but also not making the mistake of over-scoring, while it is hard to forget or resist the theme tune.

Writing is tight, thought-provoking and typically amiable and the characters and chemistry are good fun.

Overall, above average but could have been better. 7/10 Bethany Cox

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