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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.

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Rowdy Herrington
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Cast

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)
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Storyline

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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A work of deadly fiction. See more »

Genres:

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 July 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Nido de cuervos See more »

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Dolby

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When looking over Dubose's novel, Lawson, as narrator, notes that a "murder" refers to a group of crows, like an "exaltation of doves." However, an exaltation refers to larks, not doves. Doves are either a "dole" (or "dule") or a "flight." See more »

Quotes

Lawson Russell: There's an old saying: Money talks. The only thing I ever heard it say was "Goodbye".
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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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Escapism rescued by some good acting
5 May 2006 | by philip-ctSee all my reviews

This was an entertaining, slight film, to watch on TV on a Friday night. The film is interesting, with good performances from Cuba Gooding Jr as a lawyer-turned-novelist and Mark Pellegrino as the man who has framed / is framing him. Don't expect to have all loose ends tied up - a potentially good and interesting angle, a link between Mark Pellegrino and Eric Scholtz (Thurman Parks III, the guilty scumbag, whom the Cuba Gooding character fails to defend) is hinted at but never explored. This film is a bit like an extended Misomer Murders episode or an early-ish Agatha Christie film- don't expect any realistic crafting of crime. Expect only to be entertained, and you might be surprised!


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