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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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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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Caw the Case. See more »

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Dubose receives the book in the mail and flips the cover open to see the autograph from Lawson you can see that all the words from the book cover on the inside of the book are complete gibberish. None of them make sense in any recognizable language. See more »

Goofs

When looking over Marlowe'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

Clifford Dubose: You're going downtown!
Lawson Russell: On what charge?
Clifford Dubose: Arrogance.
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Referenced in Film Geek (2005) See more »

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Put My Faith In You
Performed by Shane August
Written by Shane August
Courtesy of Lavender Hope Music/ASCAP
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Fine acting and screenplay lost with poor cinematography and scoring
4 March 2005 | by mariposa_lcSee all my reviews

This film has a fabulous plot and great acting but it was filmed, scored, and cinemagraphed very poorly. Mr. Gooding is wonderful, as always and Mark Pellegrino is truly a great actor who has been greatly ignored and under-appreciated in the film industry, (though I am sure the stage adores him). This movie could have been so much more. It must not have had a large budget, because the scenes lacked the sense of suspense and drama that is achieved with good scoring and cinematography, but the acting was spectacular, especially the climatic scene with Mark near the end. Even a better musical score could have added a lot to the film. I also think the narration did little to support the plot, it took the drama and suspense from the film and made it seem a lot less serious. The plot is very dark but the film seemed to have lost that. I enjoyed this film nonetheless for its fine acting and marvelous screenplay.


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