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Deadly Advice (1994)

R | | Comedy, Drama | 11 June 1996 (USA)
Advised by the ghosts of five notable British killers, small-town librarian Jodie sets out to murder her domineering mother and anyone else who stands in her way to happiness.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jodie Greenwood
... Iris Greenwood
... Beth Greenwood
... Dr. Ted Philips
... Maj. Herbert Armstrong
... Kate Webster
... Dr. Crippen
... George Joseph Smith
... Jack the Ripper
Ian Abbey ... Bunny
... Judge
Roger Frost ... Rev. Horace Cotton
Gareth Gwyn-Jones ... Mr. Smethurst
Richard Moore ... Constable Dickman
Alice Burrows ... Joyce Cream


Mother rules the house with an iron hand and has such power over her daughters that they see themselves as becoming old unmarried, maids. Jodie has feelings for the local doctor, a man much older than her, for which her mother strongly disapproves. Beth finds a relationship with a male stripper in Bristol, but sees nothing in the future with Mother around. While both girls would like to be rid of Mother, nothing happens until Jodie sees images of H. R. Armstrong, the man who put the town on the map by dispatching his un-loving wife. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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On how to commit the perfect murder.


Comedy | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »




Release Date:

11 June 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Consejos mortales  »


Box Office


£3,000,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Final cinema movie directed by television director Mandie Fletcher for around twenty-two years with Fletcher's next theatrical feature film being the comedy Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016). Actress Jane Horrocks worked on both pictures. See more »


Jodie: Ted and I are strictly platonic.
Mother: What does *that* mean?
Jodie: It's Greek. For "having lunch occasionally."
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For Your Love
Written by Graham Gouldman
Performed by The Yardbirds
Courtesy of Charly International
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Great Black Comedy And No Spoilers
30 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

Deadly Advice is A briliant flim. Jodie and her sister Beth is treated like their still kids (and there in their late twenties) by their mother Iris. Then Jodie remembers she saw dead people when she was a child and starts seeing them again and they start giving her advice DEADLY advice soon Jodie finds herself in a mess. Very funny 10/10 and i would recomend it to everyone!!

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