A Perfect Murder


1h 45m 1998

Brief Synopsis

A playboy husband plots to kill his heiress wife, believing that she's going to run off with her lover and leave him penniless. He persuades the lover to kill her, but he hires someone else to do the deed. The wife kills the intruder, and the lover starts to blackmail the husband, having taped the conversation in which he was hired.

Film Details

Also Known As
Dial M for Murder, Ett perfekt mord, Perfect Murder, Un crimen perfecto
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Mystery
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Kopelson Entertainment; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Sam Film; Videocine; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Synopsis

A playboy husband plots to kill his heiress wife, believing that she's going to run off with her lover and leave him penniless. He persuades the lover to kill her, but he hires someone else to do the deed. The wife kills the intruder, and the lover starts to blackmail the husband, having taped the conversation in which he was hired.

Crew

Ruben Alvarez

Song ("Baila Mi Gente")

Jeff Atmajian

Music

Lowell D Blank

Associate Producer

Gary Blufer

Sound Editor

Jeffrey S Brink

Special Effects Coordinator

Henry Bronchtein

1st Assistant Director

Lance Brown

Sound Design

Stephen Brown

Executive Producer

Milton Buras

Key Hairstylist

Stevie Butler

Song Performer ("Back Alley Rap")

Stevie Butler

Song

Chris Cameron

Songs ("Velvet Night" "Back Alley Rap" "Baila Mi Gente" "The Sands Of Time")

Robert C Campion

Production Controller

Patrick Capone

Camera Operator

Dru Anne Carlson

Script Supervisor

Kevin E Carpenter

Re-Recording Mixer

Virginia Cook-mcgowan

Dialogue Editor

Scott Curtis

Foley Editor

Mercedes Danforth

Casting Associate

Mitchell Dauterive

Co-Producer

Richard Davis

Song/Song Performer ("Park Jam"), Songs ("Velvet Night" "Back Alley Rap")

Brad Dechter

Orchestrator

Naomi Donne

Key Makeup Artist

Michael Dressel

Foley Supervising Editor

Liz Lang Fedrick

Casting Associate

Darren Foldes

Assistant (To Arnold Kopelson)

Jan Foster

Unit Production Manager

Lisa Frucht

Costume Supervisor

Joseph Garzero

Scenic Artist

Nana Greenwald

Co-Producer

Jeffrey J. Haboush

Re-Recording Mixer

Jim Hall

Electronic Score Producer

Hilda Hodges

Foley Artist

Dov Hoenig

Editor

Dennis Hopper

Other

Glenn Hoskinson

Sound Editor

James Newton Howard

Music

James Newton Howard

Orchestrator

Amanda Mackey Johnson

Casting

Jay Johnson

Titles Designer

Lori Johnson

Production Associate

Artie Kane

Conductor

Patrick Smith Kelly

Screenwriter

Frederick Knott

Play As Source Material ("Dial M For Murder")

Anne Kopelson

Producer

Arnold Kopelson

Producer

Mary Jo Lang

Foley Mixer

Amy Lauritsen

2nd Assistant Director

Christopher Mankiewicz

Producer

Brick Mason

Production Illustrator

Joe Mayer

Adr Supervising Editor

Anthony R Milch

Dialogue Editor

Ellen Mirojnick

Costume Designer

Jeff Morrow

Song Performer ("Velvet Night")

Viggo Mortensen

Other

Shawn Murphy

Other

Steven F. Nelson

Sound Editor

Tom Nelson

Production Mixer

Jay Nierenberg

Sound Editor

David Olson

Music Editor

Liz Radley

Video/Graphics Supervisor

Lisa Reardon

Associate Producer

Jeff Robinov

Studio Executive

Tad Robinson

Song

Tad Robinson

Song Performer ("The Sands Of Time")

John Roesch

Foley Artist

Philip Rosenberg

Production Designer

Michael Runyard

Stunt Coordinator

Cathy Sandrich Gelfond

Casting

Robert Schaper

Re-Recording Mixer

Debra Schutt

Set Decorator

Kim Secrist

Sound Editor

Michael S. Singer

Publicity

Stephen St John

Camera Operator

Stephen St John

Steadicam Operator

Bruce Stambler

Supervising Sound Editor

Michael Stricks

Location Manager

Becky Sullivan

Adr Supervising Editor

Robert Troy

Dialogue Editor

Jennifer Truelove

Assistant Director

Teresa Tucker-davies

Associate Producer

Dennis Virkler

Editor

Don Warner

Dialogue Editor

Jim Weidman

Supervising Music Editor

Bernard Weiser

Dialogue Editor

Donald Westlake

Screenwriter

Deirdre N. Williams

Costume Supervisor

Marshall Winn

Dialogue Editor

Dariusz Wolski

Dp/Cinematographer

Dariusz Wolski

Director Of Photography

Patricia Woodbridge

Art Director

Film Details

Also Known As
Dial M for Murder, Ett perfekt mord, Perfect Murder, Un crimen perfecto
MPAA Rating
Genre
Drama
Crime
Mystery
Thriller
Adaptation
Release Date
1998
Production Company
Kopelson Entertainment; Pacific Title & Art Studio; Warner Bros. Pictures
Distribution Company
WARNER BROS. PICTURES DISTRIBUTION (WBPD); Sam Film; Videocine; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International; Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group; Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution; Warner Bros. Pictures International
Location
New Jersey, USA; New York City, New York, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 45m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1998 (Film had its French premiere at the 1998 Deauville Festival of American Film.)

Released in United States 1998 (Shown at Venice Film Festival (Nights and Stars) August 26 - September 8, 1998.)

Released in United States Summer June 5, 1998

Released in United States September 1998 (Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 4-13, 1998.)

Released in United States on Video October 6, 1998

Released in United States 1998

Released in United States on Video October 6, 1998

Released in United States September 1998

Released in United States Summer June 5, 1998

Shown at Deauville Festival of American Film September 4-13, 1998.

Shown at Venice Film Festival (Nights and Stars) August 26 - September 8, 1998.

Remake of Alfred Hitchcock's "Dial M for Murder" (USA/1954) starring Ray Milland, Grace Kelly, and Robert Cummings.

Roger Avary was previously attached to direct.

Began shooting October 14, 1997.

Completed shooting January 13, 1998.