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Deliberate Intent (2000)

A First Amendment scholar is recruited by an attorney to sue a publishing company after a hit man commits a triple murder by allegedly following a how-to manual the book company published. ... See full summary »

Director:

Andy Wolk

Writers:

Andy Wolk, Lisa Mohan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Timothy Hutton ... Rod Smolla
Ron Rifkin ... Howard Siegel
Clark Johnson ... James Perry
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Laura Harmon (as Penny Johnson)
Cliff De Young ... Tom Kelley (as Clifford DeYoung)
Kenneth Welsh ... Peder Lund
James McDaniel ... Lawrence Horn
Bill McDonald Bill McDonald ... Peder Lund
Dean McDermott ... Leasure
Yanna McIntosh Yanna McIntosh ... Elaine
David Hemblen ... Judge Luttig
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Andren Karen Andren ... Tiffani
Yank Azman ... Trial Judge
Christopher Barry Christopher Barry ... Butler
Oliver Becker ... Agent Casey
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Storyline

A First Amendment scholar is recruited by an attorney to sue a publishing company after a hit man commits a triple murder by allegedly following a how-to manual the book company published. They set out to put the company on trial for providing blueprints for would-be murderers. Arguing that the publisher is not protected by the First Amendment, the crusading lawyers seek monetary damages for the victims' families. Written by Anonymous

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Can words kill? See more »

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Thriller | Drama

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Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence, and a sexual reference | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bérgyilkosok kézikönyve See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

Detective looks through a phone record, points to a record which contains the state abbreviation MA and declares a payphone call was from Maryland. MA is the abbreviation for Massachusetts; MD is for Maryland. See more »

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based on a true story!
26 August 2005 | by meowria_katSee all my reviews

This movie is based on a true story. I just finished watching an episode of The New Detectives on the Discovery Channel about a triple homicide in Maryland. Near the end of the program, they showed a canceled check marked NSF made out to Palladin Press and then they showed the actual book, Hit Man, and it was the same book from this movie. The episode made brief mention of the court case and briefly showed the headline of the outcome of the case. I knew I'd recently seen a fictional program about this and I racked my brain until I came up with this movie. The movie coupled with The New Detectives episode give the complete story of a brutal and senseless occurrence.


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