"Sleight-of-Hand" is an episode of Diagnosis Murder starring Dick Van Dyke, Victoria Rowell, and Charlie Schlatter. Mark is having a hard time preparing for a magic show for the child patients. He first misplaces the key to the chest he locked Steve in, then he learns janitor Jim Briggs, an amateur ... See full summary »

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... Dr. Mark Sloan
... Amanda Bentley-Livingston
... Dr. Jesse Travis
... Steve Sloan
... Jeff Briggs / Jim Briggs
... Dina Briggs
... Asia
... Teri Deegan
Shane Van Dyke ... Alex Smith
... Det. Cheryl Banks
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Mark is having a hard time preparing for a magic show for the child patients. He first misplaces the key to the chest he locked Steve in, then he learns janitor Jim Briggs, an amateur magician himself, was killed surfing; his estranged married twin brother Jeff turns up just then. Mark soon suspects from various details it might just be that Jim killed his brother to take his place, which sister-in-law Dina laughs away and suggests to Steve to take fingerprints, and then tells Jim she knew since the first day and was glad to be rid of Jeff. According to Jeff's will it would spare her from losing two thirds of the estate to his sons from his first marriage. The Sloanes push on, helped by Jeff's secretary and mistress Teri Deegan. Written by KGF Vissers

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26 October 2000 (USA)  »

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An accomplished Magician himself, it was probably harder for Dick Van Dyke to fail at the coin trick than it was for him to perform it. See more »

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The story ignores the fact that twins, no matter how identical they may be, do not have identical handwriting. It would have been fairly easy to tell them apart. See more »

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just another sorry episode
20 April 2018 | by See all my reviews

This particular episode demonstrates the heights of ridiculousness vandyke goes to for no good reason other than entertaining himself...he's more like a slouch than a sleuth and certainly no doctor just because he wears a white lab coat and spews gibberish...the two that own barbecue bobs should stick at that...it seems their true calling...sick of seeing this garbage on tv


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