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Director  Brian Trenchard-Smith
Running time  1h 38m
Genre  Crime Fiction
Country  US
5.8/10 IMDb

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Costume design  Alex Kavanagh
Writer  John Pielmeier
Language  English
Happy Face Murders movie poster
Release date  1999
Cast  Ann-Margret (Lorraine Petrovich), Marg Helgenberger (Jen Powell), Henry Thomas (Dylan McCarthy), Nicholas Campbell (Rusty Zuvic), Rick Peters (Billy Lee Peterson), David McIlwraith (Alan Sanford)
Similar movies  Mad Max: Fury Road, The Collector, John Wick, Taken 3, Halloween, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

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Happy Face Murders is a 1999 made-for-TV movie directed by Brian Trenchard-Smith. It is based on a real story.

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It was shot in 21 days and is one of director Brian Trenchard-Smith's favourite films.

Plot synopsis

Lorraine Petrovich (Ann-Margret) frames her abusive lover killing a young intellectually disabled girl by creating details of the murder from clues she picks up from Detective Jennifer Powell (Marg Helgenberger). Powell works the case with law doctoral student Dylan McCarthy (Henry Thomas), whom she repeatedly calls "Doc", despite McCarthy not actually being a doctor yet. After implicating herself, resulting in her jail sentence, she then recants her testimony but no one believes her, until clues surface from the real killer, who leaves messages that he is still out there, has killed before, and will kill again with Happy Faces, and signs them with Happy Faces.

Cast

  • Ann-Margret as Lorraine Petrovich
  • Marg Helgenberger as Jennifer Powell
  • Henry Thomas as Dylan McCarthy
  • Nicholas Campbell as Rusty Zuvic
  • Rick Peters as Billy Lee Peterson
  • David McIlwraith as Alan Sanford
  • Bruce Gray as Ephraim Quince
  • J. C. Mackenzie as Ed Baker
  • Emily Hampshire as Tracy Billings
  • Christina Collins as Nancy Severn
  • Sean Dick as Charlie Severn
  • Lynne Deragon as Virginia Billings
  • Reception

    David Nusair of Reel Film Reviews gave a positive review on Marg Helgenberger's performance, writing she "provides enough charm to make it worth a look."

    References

    Happy Face Murders Wikipedia
    Happy Face Murders IMDb Happy Face Murders themoviedb.org


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