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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Van Dyke ... Dr. Jonathan Maxwell
Barry Van Dyke ... Mike Bryant
Tracey Needham ... Cheryl Collins
William Allen Young ... Lt. Dietrich
Tony Denison ... Nelson Raymond
Lisa Thornhill ... Dr. Louise Raymond
Bradford English Bradford English ... Max Arnholdt
Carmen Argenziano ... Karl Larch
Roxanne Hart ... Betty Larch
John Rosenfeld ... Charles Burke
Blake Lindsley ... Joan St. John
Wes Van Dyke Wes Van Dyke ... Student Craig
La Trice Harper ... Student Henrietta (as LaTrice Harper)
Herschel Sparber Herschel Sparber ... First Enforcer
Kirk Bovill ... Enforcer #2
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When a local successful executive is murdered in an explosion at his mansion, suspicions point to an attractive female investigative reporter who was close to the man and working undercover on a story about corporate scandal. Brought in by the police to help solve the crime, Dr. Maxwell has a mind that outwits the apparent. He throws himself into a world of corporate schemes to uncover a long list of hard-nosed men and women with big-money motives for murder. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

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English

Release Date:

7 January 2006 (USA) See more »

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L'ABC du meurtre: au coeur du scandale See more »

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In scene at hotel where Dr. Maxwell (Dick Van Dyke) follows lobbyist from golf course meeting, lobbyist car when left for valet parking windshield & driver windows are 'rain covered'. Fade to see Dr Maxwell, who followed from golf course on sunny day pull up directly behind in his convertible & now lobbyist car windows are dry & cleaned! See more »

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At the end, when listening to the lawyer on television say that her client was innocent she says, "Dr. and Mrs. Raymond" were arrested. She was the doctor, not him. See more »

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Good TVM that's lifted by the stars.
22 October 2009 | by CelticnationalistSee all my reviews

Those stars of course being Father and Son double act Dick and Barry Van Dyke, So, if like me, you enjoyed 'Diagnosis Murder' or really any other mystery series such as Perry Mason or Murder she wrote, I'm sure you'll enjoy this TVM, the first of 4 to date.

Dick van Dyke plays Dr Mark Slo...I mean Dr Jonathan Maxwell, a rather forgetful Professor of Criminology, a role which isn't a world away from his former character on 'DM', and Barry van Dyke is Steve Slo... I mean Mike Bryant an Ex-cop turned Private Eye, They aren't father and son this time, but friends who have known each other for over 30 years and end up working together on cases, this one being of an mysterious explosion which killed a CEO of a thought-to-be successful company which could be in financial difficulty and try to clear the name of woman who was last seen arguing with the deceased.

Like I said if you've seen the aforementioned series' above you'll know what to expect, and although It has a similar feel to other Hallmark Channel productions of late such as 'Mystery Woman', 'Jane Doe' & 'Mcbride' the inclusion of the Van Dyke's lift this above most of them in terms of quality.


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