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Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery (2017)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | TV Movie 15 January 2017
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In the small resort town of Lighthouse Cove, everyone knows that the best man for the job is a woman. And that woman is Shannon Hughes, owner of Hughes Restoration and an expert in ... See full summary »

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Mark Jean

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Kate Carlisle (based on the "Fixer-Upper Mysteries") (as Kate Carlise), Peter Hume (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jewel Kilcher ... Shannon Hughes (as Jewel)
Colin Ferguson ... Mac Sullivan
Erin Karpluk ... Jennifer Hennessey
Ron Lea ... Pete Hughes
Colin Lawrence ... Chief Jensen
Laura Soltis ... Althea Morton
Marcus Rosner ... Stephen Davison
Ken Tremblett ... Jesse Hennessey
Bill Dow ... Ned Davison
Jason Cermak ... Officer Tommy Sloane
Karen Holness ... Carol
Roderick Glanville Roderick Glanville ... Andrew Gosin
Joanne Wilson ... Receptionist
Mia Golden ... Guest
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In the small resort town of Lighthouse Cove, everyone knows that the best man for the job is a woman. And that woman is Shannon Hughes, owner of Hughes Restoration and an expert in Victorian home restoration and renovation. Through her renovations she will find clues to uncover the house's secret past and in turn become an unlikely sleuth to help crack these unsolved mysteries. From the Fixer Upper Mystery book series by Kate Carlisle.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Framed for Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery See more »

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The artifacts shown in the movie's "Maritime Museum" were loaned to the production by the actual Maritime Museum of British Columbia from among the 35,000 objects in their collection. See more »

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At around 11:00 Shannon says she can put a spare tire on in 5 minutes. She does not take the jack out also she fiddles around with a couple lugs with the Lug Wrench for a few minutes. It takes quite a bit of "grunting" to break lugs... I did not hear even one. See more »

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I Am Your Man
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Jewel (Kilcher) is the 60 million dollar woman
7 July 2018 | by Ed-ShullivanSee all my reviews

If the audience keeps in mind that this film was made especially for television and is not a Hollywood blockbuster with an unlimited budget, I can candidly say that "Framed For Murder: A Fixer Upper Mystery" is well worth the price of admission compared to so many big Hollywood flops.

Lead actress/singer Jewel Kilcher plays a building contractor (yeah guys she renovates homes, and changes flat tires for men) named Shannon Hughes who discovers the dead body of her close friend Jesse Hennessey, (Ken Tremblett) in his home. Jesse was a deep sea treasure hunter and it becomes evident quickly that there is someone who wants one of Jesse's found treasures enough to kill for it. The police initially say Jesse's death was an accident and not a homicide. Case closed. Or is it?

So Shannon (Jewel) who is distraught over the sudden death of her close friend Jesse decides to solve this murder mystery with or without the local police's assistance. Shannon has a new tenant living in her studio apartment, a writer named Mac Sullivan (Colin Ferguson) who Shannon has just signed a contract with to renovate Mac's historical mansion. These two romantics Shannon and Mac, have very good on screen chemistry and they team up to try and solve the mystery. But eh, Shannon (Jewel) is easy on the eyes so who wouldn't have good on screen chemistry with her? She also sings professionally with a voice of an angel. (Her hit songs included "Hands", "Who Will Save Your Soul", and "Foolish Games" to name but a few.)

The movie moves along at a good and easy pace with a number of suspects that will keep you guessing. I enjoyed it a lot more than many of the big budget Hollywood releases and I hope Jewel keeps making more of these family themed entertaining films.

I give it a solid 8 out of 10 rating


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