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Deliberate Intent (2000)

PG-13 | | Thriller, Drama | TV Movie 6 August 2000
A First Amendment scholar is recruited by an attorney to sue a publishing company after a hit man commits a triple murder by allegedly following a how-to manual the book company published. ... See full summary »

Director:

Andy Wolk

Writers:

Andy Wolk, Lisa Mohan
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Cast

Credited cast:
Timothy Hutton ... Rod Smolla
Ron Rifkin ... Howard Siegel
Clark Johnson ... James Perry
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Laura Harmon (as Penny Johnson)
Cliff De Young ... Tom Kelley (as Clifford DeYoung)
Kenneth Welsh ... Peder Lund
James McDaniel ... Lawrence Horn
Bill McDonald Bill McDonald ... Peder Lund
Dean McDermott ... Leasure
Yanna McIntosh Yanna McIntosh ... Elaine
David Hemblen ... Judge Luttig
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Karen Andren Karen Andren ... Tiffani
Yank Azman ... Trial Judge
Christopher Barry Christopher Barry ... Butler
Oliver Becker ... Agent Casey
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Storyline

A First Amendment scholar is recruited by an attorney to sue a publishing company after a hit man commits a triple murder by allegedly following a how-to manual the book company published. They set out to put the company on trial for providing blueprints for would-be murderers. Arguing that the publisher is not protected by the First Amendment, the crusading lawyers seek monetary damages for the victims' families. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines:

The Law Is On Trial. See more »

Genres:

Thriller | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material involving violence, and a sexual reference | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 August 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bérgyilkosok kézikönyve See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This movie is based on a true case, whereby a father (Lawrence Horn, a former Motion executive) hired a hitman (James Perry) to murder his disabled son (Trevor) and ex-wife (Mildred) for $1.5 million in settlement money (son's disability). The child's nurse (Janice Saunders) was also murdered. She wasn't scheduled to work that day but she'd come in when the child's grandmother (maternal) couldn't make it. The grandmother sued the publisher of "Hitman", which was used as the blueprint for murder. Sentence to life, he died in prison of cancer 2017. See more »

Goofs

Detective looks through a phone record, points to a record which contains the state abbreviation MA and declares a payphone call was from Maryland. MA is the abbreviation for Massachusetts; MD is for Maryland. See more »

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18 November 2002 | by xawnSee all my reviews

The concept was good and initially this seemed to fit the typical court case film. But it was cut too short, and the family's decision at the end of the film left me with a very sour taste in my mouth. Didn't they get enough money! Wasn't this about more than money? So when u reach the end you'll notice that the story does not deserve to be on film because it is a pre-mature ejaculation!


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