Perfect Murder

Perfect Murder

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Director: Andrew Davis

Cast: Andrew Davis, Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen

     
 

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A Perfect Murder is based on Frederick Knott's play Dial M for Murder, filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954. Married to commodities trader Stephen Taylor (Michael Douglas), Emily Bradford (Gwyneth Paltrow) is romantically involved with artist David Shaw (Viggo Mortensen). Aware of this affair, Stephen researches David's past, visits his loft studio, andSee more details below

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A Perfect Murder is based on Frederick Knott's play Dial M for Murder, filmed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954. Married to commodities trader Stephen Taylor (Michael Douglas), Emily Bradford (Gwyneth Paltrow) is romantically involved with artist David Shaw (Viggo Mortensen). Aware of this affair, Stephen researches David's past, visits his loft studio, and informs David that he knows about his aliases, jail sentences, and various cons and scams directed at rich women. Then Stephen offers David $500,000 to murder Emily, and David agrees. The plan is calculated to make the murder look like an accident, but events soon go on an unscheduled course. Enter Detective Mohamed Karaman (David Suchet). Knott's original play opened June 1952 in London, followed by a New York run that began October 1952. Several books and sources describe how Hitchcock's film was made in 3-D but neglect to mention that, despite trade screenings in 3-D, Dial M for Murder was originally released in 1954 with ordinary, flat 2-D prints. It was finally shown to audiences in 3-D during the mid-'80s.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/16/2001
UPC:
0085391730231
Original Release:
1998
Rating:
R
Source:
Warner Home Video

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Douglas Steven Taylor
Gwyneth Paltrow Emily Bradford
Viggo Mortensen David Shaw
David Suchet Det. Mohamed Karaman
Sarita Choudhury Raquel Martinez
Constance Towers Sandra Bradford
Michael P. Moran Det. Bobby Fain
Novella Nelson Ambassador Alice Wills

Technical Credits
Andrew Davis Director
Lowell D. Blank Associate Producer
Henry Bronchtein Asst. Director
Stephen Brown Executive Producer
Mitchell Dauterive Co-producer
Nana Greenwald Co-producer
Dov Hoenig Editor
James Newton Howard Score Composer
Amanda Mackey-Johnson Casting
Patrick Smith Kelly Screenwriter
Arnold Kopelson Producer
Anne Kopelson Producer
Peter Macgregor-Scott Producer
Christopher Mankiewicz Producer
Ellen Mirojnick Costumes/Costume Designer
Tom Nelson Sound/Sound Designer
Lisa Reardon Associate Producer
Philip Rosenberg Production Designer
Cathy Sandrich Casting
Teresa Tucker-Davies Associate Producer
Dennis Virkler Editor
Dariusz Wolski Cinematographer
Patricia Woodbridge Art Director

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