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Appointment with Death (1988)

When a former prison wardress who dominates the lives of her three adult stepchildren and her daughter is found dead at an archaeological dig near the Dead Sea, there are a great many suspects.

Director:

Michael Winner

Writers:

Agatha Christie (based on the novel by), Anthony Shaffer (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter Ustinov ... Hercule Poirot
Lauren Bacall ... Lady Westholme
Carrie Fisher ... Nadine Boynton
John Gielgud ... Colonel Carbury
Piper Laurie ... Emily Boynton
Hayley Mills ... Miss Quinton
Jenny Seagrove ... Dr. Sarah King
David Soul ... Jefferson Cope
Nicholas Guest ... Lennox Boynton
Valerie Richards Valerie Richards ... Carol Boynton
John Terlesky ... Raymond Boynton
Amber Bezer Amber Bezer ... Ginevra Boynton
Douglas Sheldon ... Captain Rogers
Michael Sarne Michael Sarne ... Healey (as Mike Sarne)
Michael Craig ... Lord Peel
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Storyline

Emily Boynton (Piper Laurie), stepmother to the three Boynton children, and mother to Ginevra (Amber Bezer), blackmails the family lawyer, Jefferson Cope (David Soul), into destroying the second will of her late husband, which would have freed the childern from her dominating influence. She takes herself and the children on vacation to Europe and the Holy Land. In Jerusalem, Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) meets up with a woman friend, Dr. Sarah King (Jenny Seagrove), who falls in love with Raymond Boynton (John Terleskey) to Emily's disapproval. Lady Westholme (Lauren Bacall), her secretary, and Cope are following them too. The children learn about the second will, and Emily succeeds in rubbing the rest the wrong way, causing much hatred towards her. At a dig, everybody wonders about the camp, and Emily is found dead, poisoned. Poirot investigates. Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 April 1988 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cita con la muerte See more »

Filming Locations:

Dead Sea, Israel See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$960,040
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This movie was shot partially at the American Colony Hotel in Jerusalem, which was founded by Sir Peter Ustinov's grandfather in 1902. See more »

Goofs

Poirot claims that 6 million Jews are currently living in Europe. However, before WWII there were approx. 9 million Jews living in Europe, while 6 million was the death toll during WWII. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Emily Boynton: I never forget. Remember that. I never forget anything. Not an action, not a name, not a face.
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Follows Death on the Nile (1978) See more »

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Do You Like To Dance Madam?
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Music by Jack Trombey
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A good movie
30 August 2001 | by filmbuff69007See all my reviews

the story isnt as good as evil under the sun or death on the nile however it is interesting enough to watch.the sorely underused carrie fisher is good in this a small role for david soul who i met once in Hull about 1980.not a typical Michael Winner film though in fairness he has had that Death wish tag for too long.needless to say it isnt overlong thanks to tight editing from Arnold crust Winner himself.


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