Murder, She Wrote (1984–1996)
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A quiet dinner out for Seth and Jessica ends abruptly when he is forced to care for an injured Mafia kingpin. Will Seth and Jessica survive?

Director:

Walter Grauman

Writers:

Peter S. Fischer (created by), Richard Levinson (created by) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Angela Lansbury ... Jessica Fletcher
Tige Andrews ... Carmine Abruzzi
Cynthia Bain ... Denise Abruzzi
David Ciminello David Ciminello ... Salvatore Abruzzi
Joe Cortese ... Lt. Jerry Marino (as Joseph Cortese)
Robert Costanzo ... Freddie
Diane Franklin ... Phyllis Gant
Rose Gregorio Rose Gregorio ... Rosa Abruzzi
Vincent Irizarry ... Michael Abruzzi
Monte Markham ... Andrew Gant
William Windom ... Dr. Seth Hazlitt
Amy Yasbeck ... Connie Canzinaro
William Utay ... Agent Misch
Newell Alexander ... Agent Zweiback
Howard George Howard George ... Desk Sergeant
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Storyline

Boston mob boss Carmine Abruzzi was rescued by his goons from arrest and decides to 'retire' early. His son, Michael, promised his wife, Gladys, to turn the family legitimate, so both dislike him being appointed successor, instead of eager brother Salvatore, at a family dinner. When Carmine enters his limousine, a sniper wounds him badly. Seth, who was dining with Jessica at the same fancy restaurant, is abducted to treat him urgently but 'discretely'. Jessica reports him missing to BPD Lieutenant Jerry Marino and finds proof of a shooting. Seth is returned safely, but both of them ask to stay overnight so the FBI can question them. Carmine dies shortly after Seth left him. Doc and Jessica are both kidnapped to 'family' lawyer Andrew Gant's country mansion. He's suspected of fatal incompetence but finds someone stole and injected a lethal drug from his bag. Written by KGF Vissers

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1991 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Not the only time the last name Abruzzi used in the series. Season 9, episode 1, Caesar Romero guest stars as Marcello Abruzzi. See more »

Goofs

When Lt Marino plays the tape recording of Seth's account of his kidnap for the FBI agents, the wording in the recording is not the same as what Seth is heard saying to Lt Marino earlier. See more »

Quotes

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Carmine Abruzzi: In the village in Italy where I grew up, the sky was the color of the wine grapes, the sun was a slice of lemon. In the hot afternoons, I used to lay under the shade of the olive trees, dream I was Joltin' Joe DiMaggio, hitting the World Series home run in Yankee Stadium.
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JB Fletcher meets The Godfather
30 January 2018 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

This Murder She Wrote story involves Angela Lansbury and William Windom in Boston for a weekend and Dr. Hazlitt insists on going to a favorite seafood restaurant he's patronized for decades. It's under new management though and when Tige Andrews the local Godfather who now indirectly runs the place is shot, they note that the reservations included a doctor. So William Windom is summoned to treat a shot Tige Andrews.

Unfortunately he leaves poor Angela Lansbury alone and she calls in the Boston PD. Later Andrews dies and the children blame William Windom for the demise.

I was not crazy about the ending at all. No way in the world would this have happened in real life.

Not one of the better stories.


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