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Deadline for Murder: From the Files of Edna Buchanan (1995)

Inspired by the the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning, Miami-based journalist, Edna Buchanan, who investigates the murder of a man with ties to the Miami mafia.

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Joyce Chopra

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Derek Marlowe (certain characters) (as Derek Marlow), Dennis Turner (certain characters) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Edna Buchanan
Yaphet Kotto ... Marty Talbot
Audra Lindley ... Jean / Edna's Mother
Joe Flanigan ... Scott Cameron
Jenifer Lewis ... Denice Cooper
Richard Lineback ... Billy Coleman
Matthew Posey ... Sam
Saundra Santiago ... Rosinha Zulueta
Liz Sheridan ... Wendy Padison
Geno Silva Geno Silva ... Teo Cruz
David Spielberg ... George
Lewis Van Bergen ... Johnny Cresta
Raymond Serra Raymond Serra ... The Man
Eddie Barth ... Mickey Rosen
Alley Mills ... Julie Cresta
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Inspired by the the life of Pulitzer Prize-winning, Miami-based journalist, Edna Buchanan, who investigates the murder of a man with ties to the Miami mafia.

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She's sharp. She's sassy. She's Edna Buchanan. And she's Miami's top crime reporter hot on the trail of a triple murderer.

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Crime | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Acusado de asesinato See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Elizabeth Montgomery's last on screen TV performance. She succumbed to colon cancer just ten days after this program aired. See more »

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Elizabeth Montgomery in Her Last Role!
8 August 2002 | by HoohawnaynaySee all my reviews

First of all, what makes this movie kind of sad is that Elizabeth Montgomery was sick with cancer during the filming and didn't even know it. You can see how skinny she is in several scenes and from interviews with people who worked on it, she was in pain throughout the shoot. She died about one month and a half after filming ended in late March 1995. Plot is about Liz, a newspaper reporter trying to solve a triple murder. This is the second Edna Buchanan movie made with Liz and is quite entertaining as it mixes light drama with small doses of comedy and witty dialogue, this time between Liz and Dean Stockwell playing the local coroner. One funny scene is where Dean opens a morgue vault door only to have champaign and pat'e on the slab instead of a body. When he pops the cork we hear it bounce off the walls and land in something gooey (off camera) he then retorts, "I wish it had landed anywhere, but there". Fun movie, especially if you are a Liz fan but kind of depressing in the fact she passed away soon after.


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