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A Murder of Crows (1998)

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A disbarred lawyer takes credit for a late friend's book, which becomes a smash hit but the tables turn on him sooner than he suspected.


Rowdy Herrington





Cast overview, first billed only:
Cuba Gooding Jr. ... Lawson Russell
Tom Berenger ... Clifford Dubose
Marianne Jean-Baptiste ... Elizabeth Pope
Eric Stoltz ... Thurman Parks III
Mark Pellegrino ... Prof. Arthur Corvus
Ashley Laurence ... Janine DeVrie
Carmen Argenziano ... Judge Wiley Banning
Doug Wert ... Billy Ray Richardson
Nate Adams ... James
Jeremiah Black Jeremiah Black ... Bailiff
Derek Broes Derek Broes ... Agent Manning
Adrian Colon ... Detective
Gaelle Comparat Gaelle Comparat ... Thurman's Girl (as Gaelle Compart)
Tara Crespo Tara Crespo ... Young Woman
Anastasia Roussel ... Clerk (as Anastasia Drake)


After a lawyer gets disbarred, he goes off to write a book about his experience. He meets a man who lets him read his manuscript. The man dies and the lawyer passes the book off as his. Just when the book becomes a big success. He gets arrested for the true life murders of the five lawyers in his book. He then finds himself, trying to prove that he is innocent of the murders. Written by Anonymous

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First thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers... See more »


Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, nudity, a scene of strong sexuality and some violence | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The 2009 Bollywood movie Fox (2009) starring Arjun Rampal and Sunny Deol is inspired by this movie. See more »


When the prisoner arrives at the prison in the opening scene it is pouring rain outside. He exits the vehicle and walks inside yet a closeup of his shoes show they are completely dry. See more »


Lawson Russell: Drink, detective?
Clifford Dubose: Nah. Never touch it. Makes me happy.
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Remade as Fox (2009) See more »


Oh Yeh Yai
Performed by Terrance Simien and The Mallet Playboys
Written by Terrance Simien
Courtesy of Terrance Simien Music/BMI
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Better than most of these comments make it sound
30 May 2014 | by smatysiaSee all my reviews

There seems to be a lot of negativity in the comments for this film. I thought it was pretty decent. Yes, voice-over narration is often a crutch, but it did not annoy me here. Cuba Gooding played it well even though his character was a little bit too good at evading the police. Tom Berenger was also just fine as a New Orleans police detective. Marianne Jean-Baptiste played all of the right notes as well. I guess I don't spend much time while watching movies trying to guess what is coming, or foretelling the ending. It seems that many people do. To each his own, I suppose. Nice scenery in both New Orleans and Key West. This never seems to have made it into theaters, but it is a nice diversion.

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Release Date:

6 July 1999 (USA) See more »

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