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|The Man Who Wouldn't Die|
|Written by||Don Shroll|
|Directed by||Bill Condon|
|Music by||David Shire|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producers||Alan Barnette|
Bill Condon (co-executive producer)
Mychelle Deschamps (co-producer)
Victoria, British Columbia
|Cinematography||Stephen M. Katz|
|Running time||98 minutes|
|Production companies||Alan Barnette Productions|
|Picture format||Black and White|
|Audio format||Dolby Digital|
|Original release||May 29, 1995|
The Man Who Wouldn't Die is a 1995 action mystery film by director Bill Condon. The film, which aired as a movie of the week during the May Sweeps in 1995, stars Roger Moore, Nancy Allen and Malcolm McDowell. Internationally, it received either a theatrical or direct-to-video release.
In The Man Who Wouldn't Die art imitates life for Thomas Grace (Roger Moore), a famous British ex-novelist who wrote a series of acclaimed crime stories featuring a villain patterned after real-life criminal Bernard Drake (Malcolm McDowell). Now living in America, Grace works as a hack reporter for a city newspaper. After reading one of Grace's books, Jessie Gallardo (Nancy Allen), a waitress with burgeoning psychic abilities, predicts several murders—with Grace as one of the victims. Her visions identify the enemy as Drake, who has escaped from prison by faking his own death in a fire. As Drake sets out to frame the author for a series of grisly murders based around his novels, it is up to Thomas and Jessie to clear their names, stop him, and stay alive in the process. Eric McCormack co-stars as a doubtful newspaper colleague.
- Roger Moore as Thomas Grace / Inspector Fulbright
- Nancy Allen as Jessie Gallardo
- Malcolm McDowell as Bernard Drake / Ian Morrissey
- Jackson Davies as Lt. Powers
- Eric McCormack as Jack Sullivan
- Roman Podhora as Walter Tilley
- Gillian Barber as Art Sycophant
- Roger R. Cross as McKinnon
- Kevin McNulty as Curruthers
- From the BBC's Radio Times 1995 - 3 stars:
Why aren't there more TV movies with the same dark sense of fun as this one? Take one crime novelist, have him meet a waitress (who is also a medium) and have her announce that the supposedly dead villain on whom he based one of his characters is not only very much alive, but is busy re-enacting the killings his monarchy-mad murderer perpetrated on the page. Cracking stuff, directed at full tilt by Bill Condon and with splendidly hammy performances from Roger Moore, Malcolm McDowell and Nancy Allen. This is surely worth an hour and a half of anyone's time.
- "'THE MAN WHO WOULDN'T DIE,' ROGER MOORE'S FIRST TELEVISION MOVIE IN 16 YEARS, BEGINS PRODUCTION TODAY FOR UNIVERSAL TELEVISION" - ABC
- "The Man Who Wouldn't Die (1995) Malcolm McDowell, Roger Moore, Nancy Allen". Malcolmtribute.freeiz.com. Retrieved 2012-05-14.
- "The Man Who Wouldn't Die:ABC keeps movie for sweeps". The Youngstown Vindicator. May 29, 1995.
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