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Murder Most Likely (1999)

A Mountie is accused of killing his wife in a fatal fall from a luxury condo in 1981.

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Alex Chapple

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Michael Harris (book), Robert Forsyth (as Rob Forsyth) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Gross ... Patrick Kelly
Marie-Josée Croze ... Marie Cartier
Janine Theriault ... April Trent
Kim Huffman ... Linda Martin
Tom McCamus ... Sean Exley
Martha Burns ... Alice Malinson
Stephen Ouimette ... Albert Malinson
William B. Davis ... Detective Inspector
Dean Gabourie Dean Gabourie ... Tom Kingsford
Beau Starr ... Sammy Z
France Gauthier France Gauthier ... Emma Cartier
John Henry Canavan ... Larry Talbert
Scott Wickware Scott Wickware ... Jimmy
Ruth Madoc-Jones Ruth Madoc-Jones ... Frankie
Tony Munch ... Boyfriend
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In 1981, former RCMP Undercover Agent "Patrick Kelly" was accused of causing the mysterious death of his wife. Managing to elude the authorities, Kelly married his second wife, and continued to live the extravagant lifestyle he so desperately desired. However, in 1984, based on the testimony of a key witness, Kelly was finally convicted of the first-degree murder of his wife, (allegedly by throwing her off the balcony of their luxury high-rise condo). But then a whole ten years later, the witness claimed she lied on the stand. Written by Shayne <shayne@chalktv.com>

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Country:

Canada

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English | French

Release Date:

22 March 2000 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coupable probablement See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

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Glass-lined balconies weren't on any apartment buildings in the early 1980s - certainly not in Toronto. See more »

Quotes

April Trent: [to Kelly] All you do is lie.
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References Donahue (1967) See more »

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Neato Canadian thriller that's really quite fun
21 January 2013 | by mikemdpSee all my reviews

This neato Canadian thriller's Columbo-esque conceit is that the audience knows whodunit all along, and the fun is in watching the jig unravel for the bad guy.

And it really is quite fun, even though there's no Columbo-type detective in the show. Instead, at the center is dirty cop Patrick Kelly, who uses acting skills honed as an undercover operative to hide his true self from just about everybody who knows him. His true self being, of course, a murderer.

The story is told in a series of flashbacks and flash-forwards that may be a bit confusing for the inattentive, but the style works. Watching Kelly screw with people in the past, then hearing those same people testify about having been screwed with, is entertaining in a reality show sort of way.

As Patrick Kelly, Paul Gross manages to convey an unsettling creepiness that's an about-face from his more comedic role in the mid-'90s series "Due South." His performance is captivating, and that's important, because he's in practically every scene. He's taking us for a ride in much the same way his character does everyone else in the movie.

A few petty things detract a little bit from the fun. Occasionally, the Canadian TV origin of the picture is obvious in its framing and contrast. And the director has apparently never met a Mexican person, because Kelly's blue-eyed Mexican wife and redhead mother-in-law seem to have stepped right out of Toronto Central Casting and been told to speak like Penelope Cruz.

Overall, it's a worthy addition to your Netflix cue, and a value when purchased as part of that nifty "Murder at Midnight" eight-movie set for five bucks.


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