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Determination of Death (2001)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama | 2 August 2001 (Spain)
In order to free themselves from debt, a husband and wife plan to fake the husband's death but the scheme goes terribly awry.


Michael Miller


Sharon Barry McTigue (story), Sharon Barry McTigue (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Veronica Hamel ... Virginia 'Ginny' Halloran
Michele Greene ... Katie Williams
John Ratzenberger ... Charlie Halloran
William Katt ... John Logan
George Dzundza ... Mac
Marc Singer ... Reese Williams
Alice Hirson ... Edith
Jake Dinwiddie ... Joey Halloran
Bradford English Bradford English ... Col. Black
Martin Papazian ... Kenny
Susan Ware Susan Ware ... Martha
Rachel Hirsch Rachel Hirsch ... Alice (as Rachel Ann Hirsch)
G. Dana Hobart G. Dana Hobart ... Judge Casey (as Dana Hobart)
Charles Hirsch Charles Hirsch ... Billy
Drew Snyder ... Riley


In order to free themselves from debt, a husband and wife plan to fake the husband's death but the scheme goes terribly awry.

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a very nice popcorn whodunit
4 July 2012 | by alannasserSee all my reviews

The whodunit is a genre that has not fared well over the years. Murder, She Wrote is typical - uninteresting stories, poor acting (except, in M,SW, for the lead actress) and an unimaginative climax. This movie is the very rare exception. The story is quite good for a TV movie and the actors keep you engaged. Yes, Marc Singer's performance is over the top, but so is his character, as evil a villain as you'll find in any film. Singer is a fine actor, which makes his wildly intense bad guy a pleasure to watch. All of the other actors do a better than creditable job, and the ending is a genuine surprise and makes sense to boot. The writing is entertainingly manipulative, designed to keep you guessing and off the track. -- Remarkably, the movie never drags and everything going on is essential to the internal logic of the story - except of course for the obligatory love interest between Greene's and Katt's characters. And the use of flashbacks to the attempted murder is a bit overdone. But on the whole this film is far better paced and absorbing than 8 or 9 out of 10 of the TV thrillers turned out these days.

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2 August 2001 (Spain) See more »

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Cacería mortal See more »

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