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Criminology Professor Dr. Jonathan Maxwell does not believe that Professor Archer Coe died of a heart attack, so he hires his friend Mike Parker to investigate. The pair discover that the murdered professor had many enemies, and many secrets. Written by Manus Hand

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Three generations of Van Dykes appear in this film. Dick Van Dyke plays Dr. Jonathan Maxwell. His son, Barry Van Dyke, plays Mike Bryant. Barry's son, Wes, plays student Zack. See more »

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Throughout the movie an underlying theme revolved around a stolen bicycle. Several times in the movie we see shots of the outside of Johnathon's house and the bike is clearly visible by the steps although it is supposedly still stolen and missing. See more »

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Follows Murder 101 (2006) See more »

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When a colleague is accused of murdering a wealthy executive, the Professor of Criminology is right on the chase ,
31 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Although it's not exactly suspense and drama, there is something quite pleasing in watching the father-and-son duo Dick and Barry Van Dyke. It borrows a lot from Diagnosis Murder but then I quite like that so I don't mind. It's the same sort of set-up: miraculously someone gets murdered in the close vicinity of Dick van Dyke's character and he just has to solve it. It never ceases to amaze how the local police force can be so useless that they always seem to need his help in solving murders but I suppose that might be part of the charm of programmes starring Dick. He is always the gracious and charming old gentleman who has time for his day job as well as a bit of crime solving on the side.

I doubt it will be winning any awards but it's well worth watching if you like a bit of cheesy crime solving...


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