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Murder, She Wrote: A Story to Die For (2000)

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 18 May 2000
Jessica Fletcher (Dame Angela Lansbury) puts her sleuthing skills to work at a writers' conference after Russian author Yuri Malenkovich (Duncan Regehr) is found murdered.

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Anthony Pullen Shaw (as Anthony Shaw)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Lansbury ... Jessica Fletcher
Richard Crenna ... Warren Pierce
Robert Mailhouse ... Mason Phillips - FBI Agent
Kathryn Morris ... Patricia Williams
Steven Culp ... William Batsby
Duncan Regehr ... Yuri Malenkovich
Alan Fudge ... Mack Rolands
Jay Acovone ... Lt. Det. Bob Mankowski
Santiago Douglas ... John Mendoza
Kathy Evison ... Penny Ryan
Dan Martin ... Paul Neeley - FBI Agent
Scott Burkholder ... Man with Bag
Daniel Dae Kim ... Everett Jang
Henri Lubatti ... Feyoder
J. Patrick McCormack J. Patrick McCormack ... Joseph Brennan
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Storyline

Jessica Fletcher (Dame Angela Lansbury) becomes a speaker at Speakers' Incorporated attended by various authors. Russian author Yuri Malenkovich (Duncan Regehr) also attends to promote his book about the K.G.B. When he is killed, Jessica must help a struggling writer who is accused of his murder.

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Jessica's back to write a few wrongs.

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Trivia

Bill Layton had been the cameraman operating the master lens under the Director of Photography on Murder, She Wrote (1984), Mrs. Santa Claus (1996), and Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (1997). This was Bill Layton's first "Murder, She Wrote" credit as Director of Photography. See more »

Goofs

While Jessica is reading Yuri's manuscript, Warren knocks on her door and the pages in the book indicate that she is almost finished reading it. But when the camera changes to look over her shoulder, the pages in the book show that she is now back near the beginning. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jessica Fletcher: So there's no age limit on reinventing yourself. Sometimes it just takes us a while to discover what it is that we're good at.
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Connections

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The title says it all...
19 May 2000 | by forsythe60See all my reviews

Following in the footsteps of the TV show, this TV movie did not disappoint. The characters, most especially J.B. Fletcher were well thought out and the acting was good. It was nice to see the return of one of the greatest television shows of all time, and it came back with a story symbolizing what made Murder, She Wrote so good. The people involved didn't see a TV movie with a bigger budget as an opportunity to create more action and special effects, the true reasons for Murder, She Wrotes popularity: the characters and stories (involvement of the viewer in solving the crime) remained in the fore-ground. It truly was a story, an event, a show to die for. (In the literal sense, of course.)


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 2000 (USA) See more »

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