Murder in Three Acts

Synopsis: Hercule Poirot's assistant, Hastings, calls him down to Acapulco in Mexico where he can write his memoirs but Hastings drags him to a party populated with Hastings' new friends. There's Janet Crisp - the writer, Daisy Eastman and her daughter 'Egg', Ricardo Montoya, Dr. Strange, Miss Milray the housekeeper and Charles Cartwright the famous American actor. But at the party another guest - Rev. Babbington - dies from poisoning and when Dr. Strange also dies from poisoning, Poirot must swing into action before the serial killer strikes again...
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Director(s): Gary Nelson
Production: Warner Bros. Television
 
IMDB:
6.3
NOT RATED
Year:
1986
94 min
39 Views

Poirot. Poirot.

Hello.

Oh. Poirot.

Welcome to Acapulco.

What's wrong with you

went native, Hastings?

Now walk in guayabera.

You know, when you're in Rome...

Not to sound tourist.

Poirot.

Go.

What's that you're writing your memoirs?

It's true, I'm afraid.

Made me an offer I could not refuse.

But I tell you, my friend, my

Hercule Poirot...

...I dread to think of revealing...

...all or most of your

public that adores him.

Is this your car?

Yes, it's very original, right?

You sure that is your car?

Looks like a kitchen sink.

A kind of washer.

Did you think of the title?

I have not even begun to write.

Sure you have great ideas.

The publisher has suggested

'My Life in Crime'.

Memories of Hercule Poirot.

'My Life in Crime'.

Is pretty good, very sharp.

Might even be 'all my life of crime.'

I hope you do not write

about that absurd incident...

...Normandy.

The French of obese.

Oh, obese woman,

course I remember.

No, not as much fun.

Think my family.

They read your book.

Yes, but think of my reputation.

You may not alter the truth in memories.

But even with regard to the old days.

Unless...

Unless what?

Unless you avoid being

me in this stupid party...

...Better take me to a hotel, or whatever.

You know how I hate these things.

Yes, but this time I'll thank, Poirot.

Always, I say that.

Remember the last time.

Fireworks, trombonist died?

Yes, but this place is absolutely gorgeous.

And there are a group of Americans.

Most live here year round.

Always the same enthusiasm.

And the result is always the opposite.

This is the first time that Americans have.

Yes, but one is a writer. And I thought..

You two could talk...

Another writer?

And who is he?

Martin Blador, playwright.

That's actually a woman.

She's Janet Crisp.

Is made that unnameable operation?

- Oh, no, no, no. Nothing like that.

Just use a man's name...

...is what they call a 'Nom de plume'.

And this Charles Cartwright.

Charles Cartwright.,

American actor.

I do not know.

Inspector was 'Death separates us.'

Do you remember?

Do not?

And the commander of 'North Atlantic.'

Well, sometimes limping.

Limp?

Yes, it is a nice touch.

Says much of the man who has it.

And also Egg and mother.

Egg?

Your breast will Gallina..

Good God.

Where you going?

Hastings., You all right?

Yes, very good.

Oh, sorry., I present Mr. Hercule Poirot.

This is Jennifer Eastman.

How are you?

Encantado.

Egg can call me, everyone does.

What a coincidence.

Excuse me?

Oh, You mean the accident?

So sorry., But had a tremendous hurry.

Will the Crow's Nest?

Yes, we're coming.

So, I'll see you tonight.

Mr. Poirot, was a pleasure to have

almost a run with you...

I look better with or without a hat?

With.

- No.

Well, see you later..

And hard boiled egg.

Egg is a 'Crow's Nest',

certainly.

No, not the

crow's nest is where we will stay.

Is the home of Charles Cartwright.

Charles retired and moved here a year ago.

Says that this is his cabin.

Obviously lameness has helped him a lot.

Good afternoon, Miss Milray.

I present Hercule Poirot.

Poirot, Miss Milray is secretary Charles.

His assistant.

Yes, sorry.

Encantado, madame.

Mademoiselle.

Miguel, show them their rooms.

Is very susceptible,

but ignore him.

Do you speak English?

Well.

- After you.

Who are the people?

The Walt is Dr. Strange,

American neurologist.

Is very famous, has a clinic near here.

The woman with him, well..

Is Angela Stafford.

A who recognize, of course.

No.

Let Poirot, even I know that Angela

Sttaford American actress has been...

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Agatha Christie

Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, Lady Mallowan, (born Miller; 15 September 1890 – 12 January 1976) was an English writer. She is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Christie also wrote the world's longest-running play, a murder mystery, The Mousetrap, and six romances under the name Mary Westmacott. In 1971 she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her contribution to literature.Christie was born into a wealthy upper-middle-class family in Torquay, Devon. Before marrying and starting a family in London, she had served in a Devon hospital during the First World War, tending to troops coming back from the trenches. She was initially an unsuccessful writer with six rejections, but this changed when The Mysterious Affair at Styles, featuring Hercule Poirot, was published in 1920. During the Second World War she worked as a pharmacy assistant at University College Hospital, London, during the Blitz and acquired a good knowledge of poisons which featured in many of her subsequent novels. Guinness World Records lists Christie as the best-selling novelist of all time. Her novels have sold roughly 2 billion copies, and her estate claims that her works come third in the rankings of the world's most-widely published books, behind only Shakespeare's works and the Bible. According to Index Translationum, she remains the most-translated individual author – having been translated into at least 103 languages. And Then There Were None is Christie's best-selling novel, with 100 million sales to date, making it the world's best-selling mystery ever, and one of the best-selling books of all time.Christie's stage play The Mousetrap holds the world record for longest initial run. It opened at the Ambassadors Theatre in the West End on 25 November 1952, and as of March 2018 is still running after more than 27,000 performances.In 1955, Christie was the first recipient of the Mystery Writers of America's highest honour, the Grand Master Award. Later the same year, Witness for the Prosecution received an Edgar Award by the MWA for Best Play. In 2013, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was voted the best crime novel ever by 600 fellow writers of the Crime Writers' Association.On 15 September 2015, coinciding with her 125th birthday, And Then There Were None was named the "World's Favourite Christie" in a vote sponsored by the author's estate. Most of her books and short stories have been adapted for television, radio, video games and comics, and more than thirty feature films have been based on her work. more…

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