Mike's Murder

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"The mystery that led her into a world of incredible danger."
  • R
  • 1984
  • 1 hr 49 min
  • 5.8  (1,030)

Mike's Murder is a 1984 American drama film that tells the story of a young woman's quest to unravel the mysterious circumstances surrounding her former lover's death in Los Angeles. The movie follows Betty (Debra Winger), a struggling jazz nightclub singer who has recently ended a tumultuous relationship with Mike (Mark Keyloun), an enigmatic aspiring screenwriter. After Mike's dead body is discovered in his apartment, Betty becomes obsessed with understanding what happened to him.

Betty embarks on a journey to uncover the truth about Mike's murder, enlisting the help of her ex-boyfriend Gary (Darrell Larson), who is a private investigator. The two begin to dig deep into Mike's life, and they uncover a web of lies, deceit, and betrayal that implicates many of the people in Mike's social circle, including his ex-girlfriend Ellen (Brooke Alderson) and his friend Bobby (William O'Leary).

As Betty and Gary continue their investigation, they begin to unravel various aspects of Mike's life that they never knew about, including his connection to a shady businessman named Roy (Paul Winfield) and his involvement in a lucrative smuggling operation.

Through a series of flashbacks, Betty and the audience gradually come to understand the complex and often contradictory person that Mike was - his artistic aspirations, his drug addiction, his impulsive behavior, and his troubled emotional life.

The film's director, James Bridges, creates a palpable sense of the seedy underworld of Los Angeles, as Betty and Gary race against time to get to the bottom of Mike's murder before the trail goes cold. The movie builds to a tense and emotionally charged conclusion, as Betty finally uncovers the shocking truth about what happened to Mike.

Overall, Mike's Murder is a captivating and gripping drama that explores themes of love, betrayal, and redemption against the backdrop of a dark and dangerous city. Debra Winger delivers an outstanding performance as Betty, conveying both her fierce determination and her vulnerability in the face of her unresolved feelings for Mike. The film's twisty and intricate plot keeps the viewer guessing until the very end, making for a memorable and rewarding cinematic experience.

Mike's Murder is a 1984 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 49 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.8.

Mike's Murder
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    1 hr 49 min
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    5.8  (1,030)