Murder, She Wrote - Season 3

Murder, She Wrote - Season 3

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Cast: Angela Lansbury

     
 

Season 3 of Murder, She Wrote finds peppery mystery novelist Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) periodically leaving the comfort of her hometown of Cabot Cove for business-and-pleasure jaunts in such locales as Washington, D.C., New York City, and California. No matter where she goes, however, murder is sure to follow -- and, ofSee more details below

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Season 3 of Murder, She Wrote finds peppery mystery novelist Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) periodically leaving the comfort of her hometown of Cabot Cove for business-and-pleasure jaunts in such locales as Washington, D.C., New York City, and California. No matter where she goes, however, murder is sure to follow -- and, of course, Jessica will be able to apply her acute skills as an amateur detective to solve the case. The season opens with the two-part "Death Stalks the Big Top," in which such notable actors as Jackie Cooper and Martin Balsam figure into the intrigue. In later episodes, the guest-star roster includes Pat Hingle, Susan Anton, David Hemmings, Adrienne Barbeau, and future ER leading man George Clooney. Episodes worthy of special notice include "Murder in a Minor Key," wherein for the first time Jessica Fletcher does not appear as the main character, but instead "narrates" an adventure from her latest novel; the two-part "Magnum on Ice," in which Tom Selleck recreates his famous TV role as Hawaii-based detective Thomas Magnum; and "The Days Dwindle Down," a mystery built around black-and-white footage from the 1949 B-picture Strange Bargain, and featuring three of that film's leading players, Jeffrey Lynn, Martha Scott, and Harry Morgan.

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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
Mystery writer Jessica Fletcher (Angela Lansbury) continues her career as an amateur detective in the 22 episodes of the 1986-87 season, which maintains the high level of quality established in previous years. The writing remains excellent, although uncredited borrowings from classic mystery novels become more frequent this season. The Murder, She Wrote tradition of stuffing every episode with guest stars recognizable from old TV shows and vintage movies is adhered to, with a plethora of top actors appearing in the season-opening two-parter, "Death Stalks the Big Top." Jackie Cooper appears as Jessica's brother Neil, and Courteney Cox (long before she found Friends over at NBC) plays his granddaughter Carol. Other guests that flit in and out of this novel episode include Greg Evigan, Florence Henderson, Martin Balsam, Alex Cord, Laraine Day, Ronny Cox, and Charles Napier. The next episode, "Unfinished Business," reintroduces recurring characters Seth Hazlitt (William Windom) and Sheriff Amos Tupper (Tom Bosley). A young George Clooney pops up in "No Laughing Matter," which finds Jessica investigating a murder at the reunion of two estranged stand-up comics. A clever bit of "stunt casting" has Tom Selleck playing his popular private eye in "Magnum on Ice." One of the season's best episodes is "The Days Dwindle Down," an intricately plotted story inspired by the classic whodunits of Ellery Queen, with Jessica linking a present-day murder to a killing that took place 30 years previously.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/14/2006
UPC:
0025192934223
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Time:
18:01:00

Special Features

The Great '80s TV Flashback; Includes the Crossover episode from Magnum P.I.!

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Scene Index

Disc #1, Side A -- Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Third Season - Disc 1
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:20]
2. A Gift From Grandfather [25:05]
3. Healthy Suspicion [7:44]
4. The Missing Link [13:26]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:19]
2. Self-Inflicted Wound [20:56]
3. Impeded Investigation [10:48]
4. One Last Accident [14:31]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:19]
2. 10 Year Old Murder [6:21]
3. Incommunicado [14:56]
4. Whodunnit? [13:23]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:20]
2. Government Assignment [23:46]
3. A Killer Among Us [11:17]
4. Professional Assassin [11:16]
Disc #1, Side B -- Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Third Season - Disc 1
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:20]
2. A Whole New Approach [21:33]
3. Grand Opening [12:05]
4. Canceled Order [12:38]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:20]
2. Sunken Treasure [26:16]
3. No Accident [5:55]
4. Looks That Kill [14:06]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:19]
2. Freedom of the Press [20:59]
3. On Assignment [12:01]
4. Early Publication [13:19]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:18]
2. Accused of Murder [25:52]
3. Domestic Squabble [9:22]
4. Maid Service [11:00]
Disc #2, Side A -- Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Third Season - Disc 2
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:20]
2. Death Threats [25:26]
3. In Hiding [8:37]
4. Unpopular Ratings [12:15]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:18]
2. Stage Fright [25:10]
3. Stolen Certificate [9:08]
4. Poisonous Intentions [11:56]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:20]
2. Forbidden Relations [17:18]
3. Charged With Murder [16:17]
4. Sweet Revenge [12:39]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:20]
2. Champagne and Diamonds [24:54]
3. Genuine Article [9:47]
4. Partners in Crime [11:34]
Disc #2, Side B -- Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Third Season - Disc 2
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:20]
2. Eavesdropping [27:16]
3. Fact or Fiction? [9:24]
4. The Wrong Killer [9:37]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:18]
2. Out of Tune [25:42]
3. Hanky Panky [11:17]
4. Setting the Stage [9:16]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:20]
2. A Dead Story [12:46]
3. The Show Must Go On [9:23]
4. An Expert Eye [14:48]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:19]
2. Prize Fighter [23:31]
3. In Training [22:27]
4. Wild Shot [24:41]
Disc #3, Side A -- Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Third Season - Disc 3
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:18]
2. Red Paint [21:47]
3. Commemorative Works [12:12]
4. Devoted Admirer [12:16]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:20]
2. Family Feud [23:01]
3. Staged Suicide [8:29]
4. Bright Idea [14:44]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:19]
2. Added Responsibility [24:01]
3. Not in the Books [11:18]
4. Audit [10:55]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:20]
2. Road Hazards [23:37]
3. The Mole [8:37]
4. Playing the Game [14:01]
Disc #3, Side B -- Murder, She Wrote: The Complete Third Season - Disc 3
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:20]
2. Suicide or Murder? [22:54]
3. Past Accounts [11:28]
4. Like Father, Like Son [11:54]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:20]
2. Red River Recordings [24:25]
3. Smoking Gun [13:08]
4. A Stab in the Dark [8:46]
1. Preview/Main Titles [1:04]
2. Professional Help [23:29]
3. Famous Writer [12:00]
4. Logic & Reason [11:04]

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