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Happy Face Murders (1999)

An eccentric older woman (Ann-Margret) implicates her brutal & controlling lover in the murder of a young intellectually disabled girl. Absorbed with "Murder She Wrote" and "Matlock", she ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lorraine Petrovich
... Jen Powell
... Dylan McCarthy
... Rusty Zuvic
... Billy Lee Peterson
David McIlwraith ... Alan Sanford
... Ephraim Quince
... Ed Baker
... Tracy Billings
Christina Collins ... Nancy Severn
Sean Dick ... Charlie Severn (as Sean Calvin Dick)
Lynne Deragon ... Virginia Billings
Tami Levitt ... TJ's Bartender
... Dr. Mike Strong
... Rachel
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An eccentric older woman (Ann-Margret) implicates her brutal & controlling lover in the murder of a young intellectually disabled girl. Absorbed with "Murder She Wrote" and "Matlock", she creates details of the murder from clues she picks up from the detectives (Marg Helgenberger, Henry Thomas) on the case. Implicating herself and sentenced to jail, she then recants her testimony. But no one believes her until clues surface from the real killer that he is still out there, has killed before, and will kill again. He signs his messages with Happy Faces. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Rated R for strong violence including rape, and for sexuality, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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Very ordinary...nothing here worth recommending.
1 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

"Happy Face Murders" is a below par whodunnit which has little to offer and is very ordinary in almost all respects. Ann-Margaret is not believable as a quirky old woman; Helgenberger isn't believeable as a tough cop; the script is sophomoric; directing abominable; etc. Unless you're really bored and happen upon it on broadcast, don't waste your time.


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