Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986)

TV Movie   |    |  Crime, Drama


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An actor rigs a fake on-air shooting with the connivance of his friend, the show's host, but the practical joke goes horribly wrong when the gun, which he'd loaded with blanks, turns out to contain a live round.

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4 February 2019 | boblipton
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| Did The Penny Drop Thicke?
When movie star Joe Penny stalks onto the stage of talk-show host Alan Thicke and, in front of forty million people, shoots him dead, can even Perry Mason make the real killer confess on the stand? We all know, of course, that Penny didn't do it, since he hired Perry Mason.

Unhappily, this entry in the TV movie series starring Raymond Burr is not a topnotch one. Despite the many familiar faces in the cast, the comedy-danger routines by William Katt as Mason's investigator are weak, the clues that reveal the killer are revealed just before the denouement, and Toronto standing in for New York by placing a lopsided green street sign on a corner is very unconvincing.

Those issues aside, it's always a pleasure to see Raymond Burr in his signature role.

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