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The Westing Game (1997)

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The tenants of the Sunset Towers must compete to learn who killed an eccentric millionaire and win a $20 million inheritance.


Dylan Kelsey Hadley (as D.K. Hadley), Ellen Raskin (novel)
2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ray Walston ... Sandy McSouthers
Ashley Peldon ... Tabitha Ruth 'Turtle' Wexler
Diane Ladd ... Berthe Erica Crow
Sally Kirkland ... Sydelle Pulaski
Cliff De Young ... Jake Wexler
Sandy Faison Sandy Faison ... Grace Wexler
June Christopher ... Judge J.J. Ford
Lewis Arquette ... Otis Amber
Diane Nadeau Diane Nadeau ... Angela Wexler
Billy Morrissette ... Edgar Plum
Jim Lau ... James Shin Hoo
Shane West ... Chris Theodorakis
Ernest Liu Ernest Liu ... Doug Hoo
Wilson Davis ... Bookle
Terence H. Winkless ... Dr. Denton Deere


A girl is angry about having to move to the city, but gets involved in a mystery when a rich neighbor is found dead. His will suggests that one of the people in her apartment house is his killer and doles out clues to find the culprit - as well as win $20 million. The weird neighbors include Berthe Erica Crow, Sydelle Pulaski, and Sandy McSouthers. Written by Ed Lorusso

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Family | Horror | Mystery

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements






Release Date:

14 September 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Get a Clue See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Ultra Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Why Did They Mess Up A Great Children's Book?
26 November 2004 | by tjfishstixSee all my reviews

I just finished reading the Westing Game a couple years ago, and one day when I was searching on the IMDb for a completely different topic, this movie turned up. I have not seen it, but by simply looking at the cast list, I know they did something wrong. How did they louse it up? Let me count the ways.

CHARACTERS 1 Got Rid Of Madame Hoo (& Thus The Burglary Plot) 2 Got Rid Of Flora Baumbach (& Thus Turtle's Confidante) 3 Got Rid Of Mister Theodorakis (& Thus Violet Westing Connection) 4 Got Rid Of Theo Theodorakis (& Thus Chris' Caretaker) 5 Got Rid Of Edgar Plum (& Thus Somewhat Humorous Idiotic Lawyer)

SUBPLOTS 1 Burglary 2 Stocks 3 Violet Westing & Mister Theodorakis


Why Did They Let This Happen To A Great Children's Book? Shame On Whoever Did This!

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