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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:
... Willard Hope
... Corrigan
... Tony Zonis
Stacia Burton ... Marty
... Eric
... Larry Deleo
... Miss Swann
... Ben Zonis
... Judy Zonis
Bill Bailey ... Billy van Wyck / Kielman
... Toe-Jam (as William Jongeneel)
Pamela Teves ... Mrs. Weber
Michael Krass ... Roach
Bonnie Williams ... Julie
Danny Sherman ... Roach's Buddy
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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

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Crime | Thriller

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21 September 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Il fascino dell'omicidio  »

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Baby, It's You
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Music by Burt Bacharach
Lyrics by Luther Dixon and Mack David
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OK
10 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

It's OK.

The "Willard Hope Technique," whereby someone trying to write cuts newspaper articles out at random and assembles them to create a plot for a novel gets a young fan of Hope into trouble when he tries it for himself. The technique recalls Harry Stephen Keeler's "webwork" which is essentially the same.

Sort of a poorer version of Three Days of the Condor, where someone stumbles across a real plot.


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