A Slight Case of Murder
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A Slight Case of Murder
Based on a novel by Donald E. Westlake, this seriocomic tale of murder and manipulation stars William H. Macy as nerdish but powerful movie critic Terry Thorpe. During an argument with his lover, Terry accidentally kills the woman, forcing him to go great lengths to cover up his crime. Unfortunately, the dead woman was being tailed by smarmy private eye John Edgerson (James Cromwell), who suspects foul play and blackmails Thorpe accordingly. Meanwhile, the case is being officially investigated by police detective Fred Stapelli (Adam Arkin), an aspiring screenwriter who hopes that Thorpe will… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Macy, Arkin, Huffman, and Cromwell are clearly having a good time with this amiable little farce noir. Fortunately they're able to transfer much of that fun over to the viewer."
‑ Scott Weinberg, DVDTalk.com
"...a comedy-thriller that is really pretty nifty, with a topflight cast by television standards."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
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