Hercule Poirot's (Sir Peter Ustinov's) assistant, Captain Arthur Hastings (Jonathan Cecil), calls him down to Acapulco, Mexico, where he can write his memoirs, but Hastings drags him to a party populated with Hastings' new friends. There's Janet Crisp (Concetta Tomei), the writer, Daisy Eastman (Marian Mercer) and her daughter "Egg" (Emma Samms), Ricardo Montoya (Fernando Allende), Dr. Strange (Dana Elcar), Miss Milray (Frances Lee McCain) the housekeeper, and Charles Cartwright (Tony Curtis) the famous American actor. But at the party another guest, Reverend Babbington (Philip Guilmant), dies from poisoning and when Dr. Strange also dies from poisoning, Poirot must swing into action before the serial killer strikes again.
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Movie Stars. Martinis. Murder. All in Romantic Acapulco.
Did You Know?
The setting has been transferred to Acapulco, and the character of Mr. Satterthwaite was replaced by Hercule Poirot (Sir Peter Ustinov) regular Captain Arthur Hastings (Jonathan Cecil). See more
In the end of the movie as Poirot is explaining how the police will prove the murderer crossed into Mexico from the US he states they can prove when he crossed the border by using his passport. At the time this movie was made Americans could enter Mexico without a passport. You only had to show proof of valid US citizenship (US driver's license, I. D. card, or birth certificate) and there was no record of you entering or leaving Mexico. See more
Colonel, we have stirred the pot. We soon shall see what comes to the surface.