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Murder Ordained (1987)





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Murder Ordained is the true story of a crime of passion in Emporia, Kansas. Terry Kinney plays the reverend Tom Bird, whose wife Sandy (Annabella Price) was found dead in 1983. At first, it seems as though Sandy was killed in a car accident. But highway patrolman John Rule (Keith Carradine) has a different theory: Rule believes that Bird murdered his wife out of love for his mistress (JoBeth Williams). A second killing in another Kansas county serves to confirm Rule's hypothesis. Filmed on location, the two-part Murder Ordained was originally telecast May 3 and 5, 1987.


Keith Carradine
as John Rule
Terry Kinney
as Pastor Tom Bird
JoBeth Williams
as Lorna Anderson
Terence Knox
as Martin Anderson
Guy Boyd
as Mike Buckley
Darrell Larson
as Ronald Stark
Kathy Bates
as Bobbi Burk
Joel Colodner
as Simon Long
Bruce French
as Bruce Linton
Patricia Gaul
as Paulette
Don Hood
as Sgt. Clayton
George McDaniel
as Duane Stark
Annabella Price
as Sandy Bird
Margot Rose
as Nancy Horst
M. Emmet Walsh
as Vern Humphrey
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