Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986)

Genres - Mystery, Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama, Detective Film  |   Release Date - Nov 9, 1986 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 97 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Perry Mason (Raymond Burr) is once more dragged out of retirement to defend a murder suspect. This time the defendant is an obnoxious actor (Joe Penny) who was seen by an audience of millions in the act of shooting a vitriolic TV talk show host (Allan Thicke). The actor claims the shooting was a prearranged publicity stunt, and that his gun was filled with blanks. Why, then, was the host stone cold dead when the cops arrived? Production sidelight: Allan Thicke, the "murdered" talk host in this made for TV movie, was in 1983 the real host of a failed talk show--a show produced by Fred Silverman, who also happened to be the producer of Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star..

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lawyer, courtroom, host, investigation, murder, talk-show