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Next Stop Murder

  • Drama
  • Crime/detective
  • 2010
  • John Murlowski
  • 90 mins
  • 15

Summary

Thriller starring Brigid Brannagh and Allison Lange as Molly and Sophie, two strangers who strike up a conversation on a bus and discover that each has a problem person in their life. When a throwaway comment by Molly gets taken seriously by Sophie, the consequences become murderous.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Alfred Hitchcock's Strangers on a Train is the apparent basis for this watchable TV movie, in which law student Brigid Brannagh faces an escalating nightmare when a disgruntled rich girl (Allison Lange) she meets on a bus suggests they both solve their personal problems by killing someone for each other. Ignoring Brannagh's horrified refusal, the increasingly psychotic Lange tries to force her hand, resulting in a contrived but intriguing mix of murder, blackmail, suspicion and deceit. Despite predominantly unconvincing performances, events remain reasonably atmospheric, with a couple of decent twists filling in the plot holes to set up a tense and dramatic finale. The over-the-top catfight climax is particularly entertaining; it's just a shame its impact is marred by a predictably schmaltzy conclusion.

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Credits

Cast

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MollyBrigid Brannagh
SophieAllison Lange
JeffBrian Krause
HeatherRosa Blasi
Detective ReesonLin Shaye
WarrenJoe Regalbuto

Crew

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DirectorJohn Murlowski

Details

Languages
English
Guidance
Edited for violence and language.
Formats
Colour
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