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Appointment with Death (1988)

Appointment with Death





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In this mystery, Peter Ustinov reprises the role of Hercule Poirot, the fussy and flower-tending detective from Belgium created by Agatha Christie. In 1937, Mrs. Emily Boynton (Piper Laurie) is on an archeological dig in Palestine; she inherited the wealth of her recently deceased husband and feels little inclination to share it with her relatives. When she turns up murdered, there are plenty of logical suspects among the people who hated Emily, so which one did the deed? It's up to Poirot to find out. The supporting cast includes Lauren Bacall, John Gielgud, and Carrie Fisher; the film was Ustinov's sixth go-round as Poirot.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Anthony Shaffer, Michael Winner, Peter Buckman, Peter Shaffer
In Theaters:
Golan-Globus Productions


Peter Ustinov
as Hercule Poirot
Lauren Bacall
as Lady Westholme
John Gielgud
as Colonel Carbury
Piper Laurie
as Emily Boynton
Carrie Fisher
as Nadine Boynton
Hayley Mills
as Miss Quinton
Jenny Seagrove
as Dr. Sarah King
David Soul
as Jefferson Cope
Nicholas Guest
as Lennox Boynton
John Terlesky
as Raymond Boynton
Amber Bezer
as Ginevra Boynton
Douglas Sheldon
as Capt. Rogers
Michael Craig
as Lord Peel
Marcel Soloman
as Ship's Captain
Ruggero Comploy
as Tourist Guide
Dan Muggia
as Italian Policeman
Lutuf Nuayser
as Boynton Driver
Babi Neeman
as Arab Vendor
Rupert Horrox
as British Official
Hugh Brophy
as British Official at ...
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Critic Reviews for Appointment with Death

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | January 10, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Winner has never quite maintained a consistent quality, though he certainly has maintained a consistency of style -- and that makes this both interesting and wrongheaded.

Full Review… | November 22, 2006
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Appointment with Death

Piper Laurie is such a bitch in this movie. A great cast, and again..Great locations for filming. I also like anything with Haley Mills in it too.

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