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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 »





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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I Hate It
23 December 1999 | by lujlpSee all my reviews

The book was far better than this horible theatrical recreation. I makes me wonder if anyone associated with the film has ever read the book. They dropped at least five key characters and then went on to destroy the other characters completly. While the beginning and the end of the movie may have been remotely simmiler to the book, the rest of the movie was a total loss. The book was clevery written leaving you guessing up til the very end with every player intertwining around the others. I was sorley dissapointed, I could see no reason as to why anyone would want to turn such a good book into such a bad movie, It was a complete waste of time and money. Do Not See This Film.

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