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A Murder of Crows [WS] [DVD] [1998]

  • SKU: 3691035
  • Release Date: 07/06/1999
  • Rating: R
A powerful New Orleans lawyer is trailed by the FBI after a stolen manuscript he falsely took credit for turns out to be the laundry list to a series of brutal murders in this suspenseful nail-biter from Sterling Home Video. Presented in the original 1.85:1 widescreen theatrical aspect ratio and featuring an English Dolby Digital Surround soundtrack with optional Spanish subtitles, this release features a surprising amount of pleasing extra features that will certainly appeal to fans of the film. An actor's commentary track in addition to a director's commentary track kicks off the extra features, with behind-the-scenes footage and interviews following, as well as a legalese trivia game, a photo gallery, and a millennium trailer gallery. DVD-ROM features offer the ability to read or print the entire screenplay and to access any scene in the movie directly from the screenplay; an Internet connection to the website is also included.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

    Special Features

    • Digitally mastered
    • Dolby Stereo Surround
    • Letterbox aspect ratio 1.85:1
    • Two audio commentary tracks: Director Rowdy Herrington and producer Derek Broes; actors Tom Berenger and Mark Pelligrino
    • Interactive motion menus
    • 24 chapters with motion images
    • Biographies and filmographies
    • Behind-the-scenes featurette with special makeup artist Mike Maddi
    • Legalese trivia game
    • Photo gallery
    • Theatrical trailer
    • Millennium trailer gallery
    • Optional Spanish subtitles
    • DVD-ROM:
    • Read or print the entire screenplay
    • Access any scene in the movie directly from the screenplay
    • Internet connection to websites


    A Murder of Crows
    In this suspenseful drama, a disbarred lawyer forgoes the writing of his own book in favor of taking credit for that of a writer who is murdered shortly after giving the attorney his unpublished manuscript to read. A murder-mystery, the book becomes a best-seller and once again the former lawyer finds himself at the top -- until the circumstances of the real writer's death and a series of other deaths lead police to accuse him of being a serial killer. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Cuba Gooding, Jr.
      Cuba Gooding, Jr. - Lawson Russell
    • Tom Berenger
      Tom Berenger - Clifford Dubose
    • Eric Stoltz
      Eric Stoltz
    • Mark Pellegrino
      Mark Pellegrino
    • Marianne Jean-Baptiste
      Marianne Jean-Baptiste

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    Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 4 reviews

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    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Brilliant story if you are into criminal law

      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This movie clearly shows what can happen when you practice plagiarism. New Orleans criminal defense attorney Lawson Russell is to be defending his client, except he knows for a fact his client is guilty, and therefore leads the court into a mistrial. After being disbarred from ever practicing law again, he retires to Key West. I happened to be living in Key West at the time this movie was being filmed. Cuba Gooding Jr is brilliant as he encounters a meeting with an old man - someone he believes to be an old man - who tells him he has written a novel and would like Russell to review it...then the old man "dies". Russell, believing the manuscript was so good, sees an opportunity to get rich quick. He retypes the manuscript putting his own name as the author not realizing everything in the manuscript was actually true. The book was written about 5 murders which actually occurred, and typed in detail -- this makes Russell out to look as if HE committed the murders. Cuba Gooding Jr in one of his best films. If you've been in Key West you will recognize the Key West Public Library, homes on Elizabeth St, the M&M Laundromat on White St., and Sloppy Joe's Bar on Duval St. Remember the movie does start out in New Orleans.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Well worth the price I paid!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Outstanding movies, superb pricing, surprising service! I was impressed with the fact I found these movies in your stock and at the price I paid and also to have them pulled and shipped so quickly.! I'll definitely be back for more. Thank you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Simple, sweet, & deadly !!

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Guy gets some backbone and makes the right choice. Then he makes a bad choice with unknown help. Could happen... finally makes the hard choice and pays the piper!! Well Done!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Best drama you'll ever buy for $7!


      I could rant and rave about this movie, but not without giving away some of it's greatest plot points. See it for yourself, then recommend it to somebody else!

      I would recommend this to a friend

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