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Murder 101 (1991)

After writing/publishing a book about a real murder trial, Charles returns to his college to teach creative writing - art of the thriller. 1st essay assigned: plan a perfect murder. Later someone uses it for murder.


Bill Condon
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Pierce Brosnan ... Charles Lattimore
Dey Young ... Laura Lattimore
Antoni Corone ... Mike Dowling
Raphael Sbarge ... Robert Miner
Kim Thomson ... Francesca Lavin
Jack Thibeau ... Officer (Roadblock)
J. Kenneth Campbell ... Tim Ryder
Todd Merrill Todd Merrill ... John Defazio
Yorgo Constantine ... Jon Steinmetz
Yavone Evans Yavone Evans ... Mary
Dianne Hull ... Ellen Dowling
Walter Klenhard Walter Klenhard ... Assistant Director
Terry Markwell Terry Markwell ... Anne Ryder
Kathe Mazur ... Linda Jo (Poet) (as Kathe E. Mazur)
Mary Lou Piccard Mary Lou Piccard ... TV Reporter


Charles Lattimore, an author of a book about a famous murder trial, meets with his ex-wife Laura at her college, where he is due to give a series of lectures on how to write a successful novel. One of his students asks to meet him later that night to discuss the course, but is found murdered. Lattimore has no alibi, and he begins to suspect that the subject of his book has arranged the killing to get back at him for the evidence Lattimore gave during the trial. Written by <mike.wilson6@btinternet.com>

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An Edge-Of-Your-Seat Thriller!


Mystery | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief, strong violence | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


Near the end of the film while walking with her ex, Charles (Pierce Brosnan), Laura (Dey Young) says she would want "Myrtle" Streep to play her in a film based on the story presented in the movie. Pierce Brosnan and Meryl Streep played exes in Mamma Mia (2008). See more »


At the beginning of the movie, when Charles talks with the student in front of the university building, a studio light is clearly seen to the left. See more »

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An above average thriller
19 August 2002 | by MIKE-WILSON6See all my reviews

Pierce Brosnan is one of the few actors that can move from role to

role with ease. He has never been restricted by the James Bond

role. From the volcano expert in Dante's Peak, to Mrs Doubtfire,

and the Russian spy who fights Michael Caine in ‘The Fourth

Protocol. In Murder 101, an ingenious thriller, Brosnan plays Charles

Lattimore a succsseful author, who has written a best seller, about

a famous murder trial. While he is giving a series of lectures at a

local college, a student in his class is found murdered, while she

is spending the night with Lattimore. With his alibi dead, and the

police hot on his trail, Lattimore begins to suspect that the subject

of his book, is behind the killing. Along with his ex wife, and the other students, he sets out to

unmask the real killer. An enjoyable thriller, with a good twist in the tale. I would

recommend anyone to see it, but don't miss the final scene, it's


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Release Date:

20 March 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

101-es gyilkosság See more »


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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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