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A Little Thing Called Murder (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | TV Movie 23 January 2006
Based on the true story of mother/son tag-team Sante Kimes and her offspring, Kenny, who crisscrossed the country and committed a string of crimes, among them robbery, fraud, arson, slavery, and murders that shocked the world.

Director:

Richard Benjamin

Writers:

Teena Booth (teleplay), Randy Stone (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Judy Davis ... Sante Kimes
Jonathan Jackson ... Kenny Kimes
Chelcie Ross ... Ken Sr.
Cynthia Stevenson ... Beverly Bates
Jake D. Smith ... Young Kenny Kimes (as Jake Smith)
Garry Chalk ... Jake
John Furey ... Lt. Harold Evans
Ari Cohen ... Matthew Weissman
Bill Meilen Bill Meilen ... Mel Sachs
Brent King ... Kent Walker
Alexander Ludwig ... Kenny at 11 / 12 yrs.
Allison Hossack Allison Hossack ... Prosecutor Eleanor Hunt
Tiffany Lyndall-Knight ... Journalist (as Tiffany Knight)
Christine Willes ... Loretta
Doris Chillcott Doris Chillcott ... Irene Silverman
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Storyline

Sante Kimes found a rich man, Ken, but he wasn't dumb enough to marry her. So her son Kenny Jr. isn't co-heir with his step-siblings. However the boy is made her accomplice in an endless series of shameless crimes, from shoplifting to elaborate scams. After her four year jail term, Kenny is unable to escape her clasp again. When his father dies, he's dragged along throughout the US as an 'enforcer' for even more daring crimes, as she's determined to avoid jail - by murdering dangerous witnesses. Written by KGF Vissers

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Taglines:

Mother. Son. Mayhem.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Lifetime TV

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dead End See more »

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Color:

Color
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Goofs

When Kenneth Kimes Sr has passed away in the car, he's visibly still breathing. See more »

Connections

References Larry King Live (1985) See more »

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Knowing its TRUE, makes the unbelievable, believable.
15 February 2006 | by bleachmanSee all my reviews

Judy Davis is mesmerizing as the pitiful, warped Sante Kimes. Her sons (the actors) are both wonderful in their roles as well as her husband. Its a nonstop ride of dark comedy and over the top performances that are actually taken from real life scenarios. I think its an Emmy nod for Davis. It still should be made into a feature considering the wealth of real life situations that were never realized because of time, and the fact that this mother/son duo is so rare and full of intrigue as to what took so long as to where they finally ended up in jail for life after several decades of murders, cons, and dysfunction. This movie just touches the surface of the horrors they inflicted as part of their entertainment of life. I loved the movie and the direction is what moves it along so well. Altogether a great TV movie and entertainment.


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