Murder By the Book


2h 1987

Brief Synopsis

A movie about Hank Mercer, a successful writer of detective novels featuring a tough-talking, gut-shooting private eye, Biff Deegan. When Mercer decides to discard his lucrative character to write intellectual novels, his publisher agrees on the condition that he is able to solve a real mystery. Whe

Film Details

Also Known As
Alter Ego
Release Date
1987
Production Company
NBC Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

Synopsis

A movie about Hank Mercer, a successful writer of detective novels featuring a tough-talking, gut-shooting private eye, Biff Deegan. When Mercer decides to discard his lucrative character to write intellectual novels, his publisher agrees on the condition that he is able to solve a real mystery. When Mercer becomes involved in the case, he finds he needs the assistance of his alter ego, Biff Deegan.

Film Details

Also Known As
Alter Ego
Release Date
1987
Production Company
NBC Entertainment

Technical Specs

Duration
2h

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Miscellaneous Notes

Aired in United States March 17, 1987

Original title: "Alter Ego."