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Murder in New Hampshire: The Pamela Wojas Smart Story (1991)

Pamela Smart knows exactly what she wants and is willing to do anything to get it. She is fed up with teaching, and her marriage offers little excitement. Looking for a way out she applies ... See full summary »

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Joyce Chopra

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William Wood
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Helen Hunt ... Pamela Smart
Chad Allen ... William Flynn
Larry Drake ... Mark Sisti
Riff Regan Riff Regan ... Cecelia Pierce
Hank Stratton ... Greg Smart
Howard Hesseman ... Paul Maggioto
Ken Howard ... Bill Smart
Michael Learned ... Judy Smart
Kai Lennox ... Pete Randall
Chris Jaymes ... Raymond Fowler (as Christopher Jaymes)
Rob Priester Rob Priester ... J.R.
Richard K. Olsen ... Detective #1
J. Michael Hunter J. Michael Hunter ... Detective #2
Sean Bridgers ... Ralph Welch (as Sean Bridges)
Marilyn Carter Marilyn Carter ... Pam's Mother
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Storyline

Pamela Smart knows exactly what she wants and is willing to do anything to get it. She is fed up with teaching, and her marriage offers little excitement. Looking for a way out she applies for a job at a local TV station. When her dreams of fame are dashed by rejection, she seduces 15-year-old Billy, one of her students. Pam challenges Billy to prove his love for her by getting rid of her husband. The stakes heat up with a huge insurance policy on her husband's life. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Their sex games have no boundaries.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 September 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Murder in New Hampshire See more »

Filming Locations:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The character who Chad Allen plays is called Billy Flynn. This is also the name of the character played by Richard Gere in Chicago (2002). Incidentally as New Hampshire is in the title of the film Allen is in, it features a US state, plus as Chicago is the title of the film Gere is in, it features a US city. See more »

Quotes

Pamela Smart: What was all that talk about Greg being a bastard and you loving me? Did you say all that just so you could get into my pants one more time?
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Referenced in To Die For (1995) See more »

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She's A Bad Mama Jama
11 February 2004 | by robc-11See all my reviews

98 I was a freshman in college when the Pamela Smart trial was all the rage on television, radio, newspapers, etc. I followed the proceedings with great interest, and when the TV film "Murder In New Hampshire" premiered on CBS, I watched with anticipation. I wanted to know what drove this young woman to be so treacherous. For those of you not familiar with this true story, 23 year-old Pamela (Wojas) Smart married her college sweetheart, Greg Smart. They resided in Derry, New Hampshire. Pam's and Greg's parents lived nearby. Exactly one year after Pam and Greg were married, Greg was found dead in the couple's home. He was sprawled out on the carpet, having been brutally shot to death. Pam gets her just desserts as this bizarre (but true)story ends.

What followed was a sad saga. Pamela Smart, who came from a wealthy family and was always popular, arranged the murder of her husband Greg by hiring four teenage boys to proceed with the murder plot. Billy Flynn was 15 years old and was a student at Winnacunnet High School, where Pam was employed as "media director." Pam encouraged Billy, along with teens Raymond Fowler, JR Lattime, and Patrick "Pete" Randall, to murder Greg. Another student, Cecelia Pierce, 15, worked at Pam's office for school credit and knew all about the murder plot but was skeptical because Pam would just matter-of-factly fill her in on the details as if it was one big joke.


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