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Rehearsal for Murder (1982)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | TV Movie 26 May 1982
A year after his fiancée's death, a playwright schedules a rehearsal for his new play, which proves to be a trap for her killer.

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David Greene
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Complete credited cast:
Robert Preston ... Alex Dennison
Lynn Redgrave ... Monica Welles
Patrick Macnee ... David Mathews
Lawrence Pressman ... Lloyd Andrews
William Russ ... Frank Heller
Madolyn Smith Osborne ... Karen Daniels (as Madolyn Smith)
Jeff Goldblum ... Leo Gibbs
William Daniels ... Walter Lamb
John Finnegan ... Damon
Nicholas Mele ... The First Officer
Vahan Moosekian Vahan Moosekian ... The Moving Man
Charles Robinson ... The Second Officer (as Charlie Robinson)
Wallace Rooney ... Ernie
Buck Young ... Lieutenant McElroy
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sergio Kato ... The Third Officer
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In a theatre on Broadway, a group of friends remember the opening night from one year ago. On this night, the leading lady was apparently murdered. On this day, these people, all involved in the production, are brought back by the fiancee of this murder victim, a distinguished playwright, to read for parts in his new play. However, he believes she was murdered, and now wants to catch the killer. Written by <Fildapimp@netscape.net>

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Where the curtain comes up on Terror


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William Russ and William Daniels later co-starred on the long running series Boy Meets World (1993) (Their characters, Alan Matthews and George Feeny, respectively, were next-door neighbors.) See more »

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[first lines]
Ernie: Who's there? Who's out there? Is that you Mr. Dennison?
Alex: Hello, Ernie, how you been?
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Murder-mystery with a twist...
28 January 2005 | by LibretioSee all my reviews

REHEARSAL FOR MURDER

Aspect ratio: 1.33:1

Sound format: Mono

One year after his wife (Lynn Redgrave) died in mysterious circumstances, a grief-stricken playwright (Robert Preston) lures several prime suspects - all personal friends - to a lonely theatre where he proposes to unmask Redgrave's killer by reconstructing events on the night of her death...

Wonderful, old-fashioned murder mystery (written by Richard Levinson and William Link) which pulls an astonishing about-face during its final reel, though not before a number of talented thesps (including Patrick Macnee, William Daniels, Jeff Goldblum and Madolyn Smith) have acted up a storm as chief suspects in a tragic crime. Performances and dialogue are crisp and believable, plot-holes are neatly plugged, and the climactic 'reveal' will knock your socks off! Magical stuff, highly recommended, though viewers are advised to see it 'cold' for maximum effect. Directed by TV veteran David Greene (ROOTS, GUILTY CONSCIENCE, THE TRIAL OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD, etc.).


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