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Murder Story (1989)

Tony Zonis wants to write the next great suspense thriller, so he decides to study the work of master crime writer, Willard Hope. Together, they pick through newspaper stories, looking for ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher Lee ... Willard Hope
Bruce Boa ... Corrigan
Alexis Denisof ... Tony Zonis
Stacia Burton Stacia Burton ... Marty
Kieron Jecchinis ... Eric
Jeff Harding ... Larry Deleo
Kate Harper ... Miss Swann
Garrick Hagon ... Ben Zonis
Marie Stillin ... Judy Zonis
Bill Bailey Bill Bailey ... Billy van Wyck / Kielman
William Brand ... Toe-Jam (as William Jongeneel)
Pamela Teves Pamela Teves ... Mrs. Weber
Michael Krass Michael Krass ... Roach
Bonnie Williams Bonnie Williams ... Julie
Danny Sherman Danny Sherman ... Roach's Buddy
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Storyline

Tony Zonis wants to write the next great suspense thriller, so he decides to study the work of master crime writer, Willard Hope. Together, they pick through newspaper stories, looking for the unusual event that will make a good thriller. What they find is murder. A government cover-up... an international scandal... and the bodies are just beginning to fall into place. Now Tony isn't just writing the next best-seller... he's writing his own obituary. Written by Anonymous

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His first novel could mean his last rites

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Netherlands | UK

Language:

Dutch | English

Release Date:

21 September 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Il fascino dell'omicidio See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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Referenced in Best of the Worst: Our VHS Collection (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Baby, It's You
(uncredited)
Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Luther Dixon and Mack David
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A thriller with hidden depths
3 November 2000 | by ksdsonSee all my reviews

When you start something, finish it. That is the mantra spoken often in this movie. While the story starts slow, it builds towards an exciting end. The characters, both major and minor, are well drawn, complete with personality quirks, that add depth and interest to the story. Alexis Denisof, in his film debut, does a great job portraying Tony's innocent exuberance, and determination to start what he has finished. This film gets better every time I watch it.


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