Happy Face Murders


1h 39m 1999

Brief Synopsis

Lorraine Petrovich is terrified of her abusive younger boyfriend, Rusty Zuvic. After finding a dead woman along a highway, the police receive an anonymous phone call implicating Zuvic in the murder. The tip leads police officer Jen Powell and her criminology student partner Dylan McCarthy to Lorraine's house. Lorraine provides them with enough information to not only convict Rusty, but to face arrest herself as an accomplice. As the investigation progresses, Powell's doubts grow when a trucker begins to leave anonymous messages, identifying himself only by a smiley face, claiming that he is the killer. On trial for murder, Lorraine now says she made up the entire story.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Black Comedy
Crime
Release Date
1999
Production Company
By David's Capers On Location; Cosgrove-Meurer Productions; Dufferin Gate Productions; Laserpacific Media Corporation; Panavision, Ltd.; Showtime Networks; Starcraft; Toybox
Distribution Company
CBS Television Studios; Paramount Home Media
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Synopsis

Lorraine Petrovich is terrified of her abusive younger boyfriend, Rusty Zuvic. After finding a dead woman along a highway, the police receive an anonymous phone call implicating Zuvic in the murder. The tip leads police officer Jen Powell and her criminology student partner Dylan McCarthy to Lorraine's house. Lorraine provides them with enough information to not only convict Rusty, but to face arrest herself as an accomplice. As the investigation progresses, Powell's doubts grow when a trucker begins to leave anonymous messages, identifying himself only by a smiley face, claiming that he is the killer. On trial for murder, Lorraine now says she made up the entire story.

Crew

Michael Aarvold

Music

Bill Angarola

Sound Editor

David Bailey

Post-Production Coordinator

Paul Ballin

Property Master

Elmer Bernstein

Music

Alex Boothby

Animator

John Bradshaw

Assistant Director

Zane Bruce

Foley Artist

Ellen Burditt

Co-Producer

Kevin Burns

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Bryan Byrd

Publicity

Matthew Campbell

Wardrobe Assistant

Stephen Carr

Transportation Captain

Janet Cavanagh

Costume Supervisor

Babeth Chechoune

Lead Set Dresser

Oliver Churchill

Location Manager

Dale Codling

Graphic Designer

Jon Comerford

Casting

Jane Conway

Wrangler

Debbie Cooke

Visual Effects

John Cosgrove

Executive Producer

Bradford Cox

Music Editor

Bob Davidson

Gaffer

D R Davidson

Gaffer

Robert Deschane

Adr Mixer

Tashi Dieler

Assistant Production Coordinator

Don Digirolamo

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Bert Dunk

Director Of Photography

Tod Farrell

Assistant Editor

Janice Fowlie

Production Associate

Stuart French

Sound Recordist

Don Givens

Foley Mixer

Bill Goddard

Editor

Mark Goldberg

Animator

Charles Gould

Key Grip

Marlene Graham

Set Decorator

Derek Grime

Animation Supervisor

Marni Grossman

Photography

Robert Guastini

Sound Editor

Ed Hanna

Production Designer

Rick Hinson

Sound Editor

Deborah Holland

Dailies

Pritzi Horstman

Associate Producer

Cameron Huc

Assistant Director

Matti Huhta

Script Supervisor

Anthony A. Ianni

Art Assistant

Jackie Ioachim

Publicity

Vanessa Ireson

Assistant Camera Operator

Diane Jeanne

Producer

J W Lee Johnson

Generator Operator

Brock Jolliffe

Special Effects Supervisor

Alex Kavanagh

Costume Designer

Maribeth Knezev

Makeup Artist

Marjorie Knight

Animator

Ken Lee

Boom Operator

Sean Liebrecht

Other

John V Lindsay

Assistant Camera Operator

Mike Macaulay

Best Boy

Anna Mackenzie

Sound Editor

Michael Manza

Animator

Mike Marchain

Sound Editor

Wayne Massarelli

Makeup Artist

John Mccaughey

Transportation Captain

Michael Meagher

Camera Assistant

Maureen Mestan

Hair Stylist

Terry Dunn Meurer

Executive Producer

Helen Mossler

Casting Executive

Keith Murphy

Camera Operator

Leorra Newman

Production Coordinator

Terry Parachur

Carpenter

Bruce Pearson

Video

Tom Perry

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Rita Picard

Assistant Director

John Pielmeier

Screenwriter

Allison Reid

Stunt Coordinator

David Ruth

Sound Editor

Joseph Sabella

Foley Artist

Rachel Seltzer

Publicity

Bob Sher

Art Director

Warren Smith

Sound Editor

Ernest Spiteri

Camera Assistant

Phillip A Stanford

Co-Producer

Martin Stock

Dolly Grip

Stephen J Turnbull

Line Producer

Stephen J Turnbull

Unit Production Manager

Franz Van Gerwen

Construction Coordinator

Moira Verwijk

Hair Stylist

Ned Welsh

Producer

Kit Whitmore

Camera Operator

Stuart J C Williams

Assistant Director

Murray Wren

Animator

Stacy Ziegler

Stand-In

Joan Ziff

Publicity

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Black Comedy
Crime
Release Date
1999
Production Company
By David's Capers On Location; Cosgrove-Meurer Productions; Dufferin Gate Productions; Laserpacific Media Corporation; Panavision, Ltd.; Showtime Networks; Starcraft; Toybox
Distribution Company
CBS Television Studios; Paramount Home Media
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 39m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States on Video July 18, 2000

Aired in United States September 5, 1999

Began shooting fall 1998.