Murder 101 (2006)





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Dick Van Dyke draws heavily from both his classic 1960s sitcom and his later detective-series vehicle Diagnosis Murder as star of the made-for-cable whodunit Murder 101. Van Dyke is cast as Dr. Jonathan Maxwell, a retired detective who teaches a course on criminology in a small-town college. Though he tends to trip over his own feet and bump into doors with alarming regularity, Maxwell's deductive skills are as sharp as ever, as proven when he is called upon to prove the innocence of Cheryl Collins (Tracey Needham), an investigative reporter charged with the murder of corrupt CEO Nelson Raymond (Tony Denison). It is clear that Cheryl has been framed, but who did the framing? Was it Raymond's vindictive ex-wife Louise (Lisa Thornhill), or his shady business associates Max Arnholdt (Bradford English) and Karl Larch (Camren Argeniano)--or could it be the proverbial Least Likely Suspect? Dick Van Dyke's son Barry Van Dyke, who previously costarred with his dad in Diagnosis Murder, is seen as private eye Mike Bryant, while Barry's son (and Dick's grandson) Wes Van Dyke shows up briefly as one of Dr. Maxwell's students. Clearly intended as the pilot for an ongoing series of Hallmark Channel TV movies, Murder 101 first aired on January 7, 2006.
Mystery & Suspense , Television
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Dick Van Dyke
as Dr. Jonathan Maxwell
Barry Van Dyke
as Mike Bryant
Tracey Needham
as Cheryl Collins
Anthony John Denison
as Ben Raymond
John Rosenfeld
as Charles Burke
Lisa Thornhill
as Dr. Louise Raymond
Roxanne Hart
as Betty Larch
Carmen Argenziano
as Karl Larch
Bradford English
as Max Arnholdt
Blake Lindsley
as Joan St. John
Eileen Ryan
as Dorothy
Wes Van Dyke
as Student Craig
La Trice Harper
as Student Henrietta
Herschel Sparber
as First Enforcer
Toni Wynne
as Linda
Kirk Bovill
as Enforcer No. 2
Lucy Butler
as Prof. Fulton
Joe Howard
as Prof. Winslow
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This rating is for a movie called "A Town with No Pity" not the other Diagnose Murder above. Dick van Dyke is awesome in comedic roles but it was weird to see him serious. And his son looks like a beefed up version of him. 2010 Movies: 9

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