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A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle (1994)

Bill McKenzie is a retired lawyer who prefers to spend time working on his ranch. But he occasionally takes on a case wherein the defendant is wrongfully convicted or falsely accused, and ... See full summary »

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Helaine Head

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Bruce Franklin Singer (teleplay), Joyce Burditt (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hal Holbrook ... William McKenzie
Barbara Hale ... Della Street
William R. Moses ... Ken Malansky
Dixie Carter ... Louise Archer
Diahann Carroll ... Lydia Bishop
James Stephens ... Daniel Kingman
Molly Hagan ... Laurel Crown
James McEachin ... Lt Brock (as James Mc Eachin)
Derek de Lint ... Dr. Estes (as Derek De Lint)
John Rubinstein ... District Attorney
Tristan Rogers ... Duke Albert
J.A. Preston ... Man
Barry Sattels ... John Martine
Michael Ensign
Julio Oscar Mechoso
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Storyline

Bill McKenzie is a retired lawyer who prefers to spend time working on his ranch. But he occasionally takes on a case wherein the defendant is wrongfully convicted or falsely accused, and he's a friend of Perry Mason. Mason asks him to fill in for him at some thing wherein he is suppose to give a speech. At the thing are some important people including a chess master whom McKenzie knows. Also, there is a sleazy interviewer who is forcing the chess player to be on his show when he refused, and when the interviewer is found dead, the chess player is arrested, and McKenzie defends him. Della Street and Ken Malansky offer their assistance, and McKenzie tries to find out who had motive to kill the man. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA

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1.33 : 1
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McKenzie (Hal Holbrook) refers to Louise Archer (Dixie Carter) as "a fine-looking, intelligent woman". Holbrook and Carter were married for almost 26 years. See more »

Goofs

At no time were finger prints considered as a source of evidence, even though we clearly see the perpetrator leave them on the bottle and cart handle. See more »

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Pretty good for a case without Mason!!
3 July 2002 | by selwitelsdSee all my reviews

This is a really well done film! The plot storyline was well done and fine acting by Holbrook, Hale, and Moses as well as the guest cast!MacKenzie and Malansky try to solve the murder of a movie star, and Malansky finds himself in serious danger a few times. Good thing "Wild Bill" MacKenzie arrives to bail him out twice! Whew!


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