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Murder Live! (1997)

Frank takes Pia Postman hostage on live TV, threatening to execute her after she accepts the blame for his daughter's suicide.


Roger Spottiswoode


Peter Horton (story), Chris Bertolet (story) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Marg Helgenberger ... Pia Postman
David Morse ... Frank McGrath
Christine Estabrook ... Dr. Christine Winter
Lauren Tom ... Marge Fong
Eloy Casados ... Tony Grenaldi
Neal McDonough ... Hank Wilson
John O'Hurley ... Hal Damon
Michael Cullen ... Captain Tanner
Teri Garr ... JoAnn McGrath
Peter Horton ... Lt. Clay Maloney
Paige Moss ... Sally McGrath
Don Stark ... Man in Yellow Shirt
Leslie Ackerman
Lorna Scott
Karen Hensel Karen Hensel


Frank takes Pia Postman hostage on live TV, threatening to execute her after she accepts the blame for his daughter's suicide.

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Release Date:

9 March 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Meurtre en direct See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Originally premiered on NBC network and later got reaired on TNT cable TV. See more »

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Pretty decent
2 December 2004 | by grahamsj3See all my reviews

NO SPOILERS HERE! I watched this film because it stars two of the most underrated actor/actresses in the business. David Morse and Marg Helgenberger are both in this film. I really like both of them and wish they'd hit the big time! The basic story is that a man, played by Morse, blames a talk show host, played by Helgenberger, for his daughter's death. I can't help but recall the Jenny Jones talk show incident of a few years ago and wonder how much of an influence it was on this story. Anyhow, Morse's character takes Helgenberger's character, along with the studio audience and the entire production crew, as hostages to extract his revenge. The acting is pretty good across the board and the story is written well enough to keep the viewer's interest. The story is told from both sides of the issue, with the Police one step behind Morse and gaining fast. Will they save the Damsel in Distress? Sorry, as I said, NO SPOILERS!

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