Dexter Cornell, an English Professor, becomes embroiled in a series of murders involving people around him. Dexter has good reason to want to find the murderer but hasn't much time. He finds help and comfort from one of his students, Sydney Fuller.
Someone poisoned Dexter Cornell. He's got to find out who. He's got to find out why. He's got to find out now. In 24 hours, he'll be Dead On Arrival.
Did You Know?
The movie's MacGuffin was not just the one thing but the film utilizes "two central MacGuffins" according to show-business trade paper 'Variety'. These were an unpublished fiction novel manuscript and the identity of the person who lethally poisoned Professor Dexter Cornell (Dennis Quaid
). See more
At the end of the movie, Dex shoots the villain, who falls out of a window. Dex shot the villain in the front and the villain took several steps backwards without turning around. The next shot shows the villain very obviously jumping out of the window by running up to it facing forward and spinning around in the air. See more
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The opening Touchstone Logo is in black & white and the logo's flash is accompanied by a thunder clap. See more
Version of Color Me Dead
TIE A YELLOW RIBBON 'ROUND THE OLD OAK TREE
Written by Irwin Levine
& L. Russell Brown
(as Larry Brown) See more