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Death on the Nile (1978)

As Hercule Poirot enjoys a luxurious cruise down the Nile, a newlywed heiress is found murdered on board. Can Poirot identify the killer before the ship reaches the end of its journey?

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Hercule Poirot
... Louise Bourget
... Linnet Ridgeway
... Mrs. Van Schuyler
... Jacqueline De Bellefort
... Mr. Ferguson
... Rosalie Otterbourne
... Manager of the Karnak
... Andrew Pennington
... Mrs. Salome Otterbourne
... Simon Doyle
... Colonel Race
... Miss Bowers
... Dr. Bessner
... Barnstaple
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Based on the Agatha Christie novel, our favourite Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, is on a cruise up the Nile. He is surrounded by an interesting assortment of characters, including a wealthy heiress and her husband, on their honeymoon. It appears that everyone hates the heiress... Written by grantss

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Can the killer be found before the ship of clues reaches the end of its murderous journey ? See more »

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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29 September 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Muerte en el Nilo  »

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$7,920,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$14,560,084, 31 December 1978
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Trivia

The poem from which Jacqueline (Mia Farrow) is reciting lines in the saloon is "The Sons of the Suburbs" by Rudyard Kipling. See more »

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Reflections can be seen in the protective glass screen when the cobra is readying itself to strike Hercule Poirot in his cabin. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Van Schuyler: [Remarking on Linnet's pearls] Oh, they're beautiful!
Linnet Ridgeway: Thank you.
Mrs. Van Schuyler: And extraordinary, if you know how they're made. A tiny piece of grit finds it's way into an oyster, which then becomes a pearl of great price, hanging 'round the neck, of a pretty girl like you.
Linnet Ridgeway: I never thought of it that way.
Mrs. Van Schuyler: Well, you should. the oyster nearly dies!
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Referenced in Lukas: Hasch mich (1998) See more »

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Jalousie
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Music by Jacob Gade
Played during the tango scene
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Wonderful, Wonderful, Wonderful!
6 May 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have always loved Agatha Christie novels because she never cheats in her mysteries. We're given all of the information and if we're clever enough, we can unravel the mystery and all will be revealed. This is true with the film adaptation of Death on the Nile. I adore Mr. Ustinov's Poirot and Maggie Smith, Betty Davis, Angela Landsbury, Mia Farrow and David Niven are just fabulous. Just so that no one is surprised the murders are very grisly even by todays standard, but the scenery is breathtaking and the sets and costumes transported me to Egypt and I loved every minute of it. Watch and enjoy!


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