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Murder in a Small Town (1999)

A widowed theatre director moves to a small Connecticut town where he gets involved in solving the murder of a millionaire, who was the most despised man in town.

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Joyce Chopra
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gene Wilder ... Cash Carter
Mike Starr ... Tony
Terry O'Quinn ... Sidney Lassiter
Cherry Jones ... Mimi
Frances Conroy ... Martha Lassiter
Deirdre O'Connell ... Kate Faxton
Ebon Moss-Bachrach ... Billy
Elisabeth Rosen ... Sophie Carter
Terri Hawkes ... Esther
David Fox ... Walter Godlin
Carlo Rota ... Charles
Matthew Edison ... Albert Lassiter
Ben Bass ... Michael
Sten Eirik Sten Eirik ... Thin Man / Kovacs
Renee Murphy Renee Murphy ... Vickie
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Storyline

Due to a tragic incident Larry "Cash" Carter, a successful Broadway director, winds up in a small town in Connecticut working in community theater. With an eye for details and a view of the criminal mind, Cash soon finds that he is in demand by the local detective when the town's leading industrialist is found shot dead. While there were many people who may have wanted him dead, it is up to Cash to narrow the list of suspects. When the second murder is committed clues left at the scene lead Cash to the identity of the killer. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Official Sites:

Official site (A&E)

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 January 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Asesinato en Stamford See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Features Angels with Dirty Faces (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played at the French restaurant
Sung during the final scene
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Well executed period murder mystery with understated humor
28 March 2002 | by raysmithSee all my reviews

This is a delightful well executed period murder mystery. The suspects are developed in the traditional manner early in the movie. The interaction between the detective and a drama producer is done with understated humor. There is in fact a lot of between-the-lines humor which Gene Wilder plays off in a brilliant manner. It is great to see Wilder in a role such as this, contrasting with his more over-the-top style of comedy acting in his early films. So what is there not to like in a well written story, well acted and with an evocative 1930's setting?


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