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Murder in a Small Town (1999)

A widowed theatre director moves to a small Connecticut town where he gets involved in solving the murder of a millionaire, who was the most despised man in town.

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Joyce Chopra
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Wilder ... Cash Carter
Mike Starr ... Tony
Terry O'Quinn ... Sidney Lassiter
Cherry Jones ... Mimi
Frances Conroy ... Martha Lassiter
Deirdre O'Connell ... Kate Faxton
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Billy
Elisabeth Rosen ... Sophie Carter
Terri Hawkes ... Esther
David Fox ... Walter Godlin
Carlo Rota ... Charles
Matthew Edison ... Albert Lassiter
Ben Bass ... Michael
Sten Eirik Sten Eirik ... Thin Man / Kovacs
Renee Murphy Renee Murphy ... Vickie
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Storyline

Due to a tragic incident Larry "Cash" Carter, a successful Broadway director, winds up in a small town in Connecticut working in community theater. With an eye for details and a view of the criminal mind, Cash soon finds that he is in demand by the local detective when the town's leading industrialist is found shot dead. While there were many people who may have wanted him dead, it is up to Cash to narrow the list of suspects. When the second murder is committed clues left at the scene lead Cash to the identity of the killer. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Official Sites:

Official site (A&E)

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesinato en Stamford See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Features Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
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Excellent atmosphere and impeccable art-direction combine for a very absorbing and enjoyably diverting entertainment!
18 January 1999 | by SKIP-12See all my reviews

Set in the mid-1930's, this excellent diversion avoids the pitfalls of many films portrayed in this period by combining excellent atmosphere and impeccable art and set direction! This reminded me of the beloved 'Thin Man' series, in that a character who is NOT a law enforcement professional (indeed, Wilder's character is a stage director) assists the police in a murder investigation. This was consistently surprising, and had a way of making those old cliches work again! I HOPE this is the beginning of a series of films with this character! Gene Wilder has been under-utilized for far too long!! AND, the always excellent Mike Starr even gets a chance to display his operatic chops! Starr, one of the best character actors working today, was said to have designs on a career in opera before making his niche in Hollywood! He gets a surprising chance to demonstrate how talented he is in that area!!


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