Mind over Murder

Mind over Murder

Christopher Leitch (2006)

PG Certificate


Our Score
A miscast Tori Spelling helps turn a made-for-TV thriller into a farce, playing an assistant DA who can suddenly read minds following a head injury. Struggling to convince as either a lawyer or a psychic, she gets further out of her depth when the central murder mystery turns into a political conspiracy. Abrupt tonal shifts and naff visuals compound the sense of unreality, as director Christopher Leitch tries to balance serious issues with absurd dashes of humour, and falls flat. It's a misguided combination that encourages overacting and sees Spelling's cop love interest (and future real-life husband) Dean McDermott unexpectedly stand out as the one natural performer.


A car accident leaves an assistant district attorney with the ability to read minds. During a murder trial, her powers reveal the defendant is a scapegoat and a powerful politician is responsible - but as she tries to prove the case, strangers begin to make death threats against her, the accused and even her ex-husband. Thriller, with Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott. Edited to reduce sex and language.

Cast & Crew

Holly Winters Tori Spelling
Max Luckett Dean McDermott
Grant Rogers Carl Marotte
Grey Underwood Brett Watson
Julian Hasty Tyrone Benskin
Murphy Mark Camacho
Rachel Chin Andrea Lui
Senator Sinclair John Koensgen
Madame Espy Felicia Shulman
Hector Colon Luis Oliva
Director Christopher Leitch
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Other Information

Language: English / FrenchColourGuidance: Edited for language and a sex scene.