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The Corpse Had a Familiar Face (1994)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elizabeth Montgomery ... Edna Buchanan
Dennis Farina ... Detective Harry Lindstrom
Yaphet Kotto ... Detective Martin Talbot
Audra Lindley ... Monica / Edna's Mother
Branscombe Richmond ... Rodriguez
LuAnne Ponce LuAnne Ponce ... Jennifer Nicholson
Matthew Posey ... Sam
David Spielberg ... George
Lee Horsley ... Ben Nicholson
Silvana Gallardo Silvana Gallardo ... Mrs. Sanchez
Kamar de los Reyes ... Puerto Rican
Carey Scott ... Billy
Kevin Patrick Walls Kevin Patrick Walls ... Stephen Hollings
Ria Pavia ... Desk Clerk
Hugh Gillin ... Stanley
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El difunto tenía un rostro familiar See more »

Filming Locations:

San Diego, California, USA

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Innamorata
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
Performed by Dean Martin
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A Miami Herald female reporter follows up closely the search of a desperate father for her missing teenage daughter.
6 June 2001 | by IAGO-16See all my reviews

Elizabeth Montgomery is, as usual, perfect in her role as the real life journalist and Pulitzer Prize Winner Edna Buchanan in this film loosely based on her book, which highlights her 18 year career as a crime reporter in Miami, where she covered about 5000 violent deaths, more than 3000 of them, homicides. The film and the book, however, don't follow the trodden path of so many real-life crime stories, thanks to the detachment and humor which Buchanan imbues her work with, which gives a droll slant to her otherwise macabre stories. Furthermore, the script deals with only one case, which captures the spirit of both the author and the book, as Edna and some friends in the Miami Police Department (Dennis Farina, Yaphet Kotto) search for the missing teenage daughter of a distraught father, played by Lee Horsley. (The film has been retitled abroad as Daddy's girl).


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